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Definition of Speed


  1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
  2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.
  3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success.
  4. To go; to fare.
  5. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
  6. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
  7. To make haste; to move with celerity.
  8. To be expedient.
  9. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor.
  10. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
  11. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
  12. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo.
  13. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.

Speed Quotations

I think about myself as like an ocean liner that's been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to 'stop,' but the ship doesn't stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I'm very flattered that people are still finding me useful.
Leonard Nimoy

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.
Russel Honore

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them.
Jose Marti

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it. - William Ellery Channing
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
William Ellery Channing
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Speed Translations

speed in Afrikaans is spoed, snelheid
speed in Danish is hast, fart
speed in Dutch is snelheid, vaart, spoed, radheid
speed in French is galoper, vitesse
speed in German is Drehzahl, Geschindigkeit, Geschwindigkeit
speed in Latin is volo, celeritas, festino, festinatio, accelero
speed in Norwegian is fart
speed in Portuguese is velocidade
speed in Spanish is velocidad, rapidez
speed in Swedish is fart, hastighet
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