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Definition of Rapid


  1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.
  2. Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.
  3. Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.
  4. The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.

Rapid Quotations

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. - George Washington
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
George Washington

Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
John Coleman

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.
Edward de Bono
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Rapid Translations

rapid in Afrikaans is vinnig, haastig
rapid in Danish is hurtig
rapid in Dutch is gezwind, haastig, gauw, spoedig, snel
rapid in Finnish is nopea
rapid in French is torrentueux, nerveux, rapide
rapid in Italian is rapido, impetuoso
rapid in Latin is levis, celox, celer, velox, volubilis
rapid in Norwegian is hurtig
rapid in Swedish is snabb
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