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Meaning of FASTNESS

Pronunciation:  'fastnis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a strongly fortified defensive structure
  2. [n]  the quality of being fixed in place
  3. [n]  a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
 

FASTNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness, speed, stronghold, swiftness
 
 See Also: acceleration, bastion, blockhouse, citadel, deceleration, defence, defense, defensive structure, donjon, dungeon, execution speed, graduality, gradualness, haste, hastiness, hold, hurriedness, hurry, immovability, immovableness, keep, lodgement, lodging, lodgment, pace, precipitation, rate, redoubt, retardation, sconce, slowing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fast"ness\, n. [AS. f[ae]stnes, fr. f[ae]st fast. See
{Fast}, a.]
1. The state of being fast and firm; firmness; fixedness;
   security; faithfulness.

         All . . . places of fastness [are] laid open. --Sir
                                               J. Davies.

2. A fast place; a stronghold; a fortress or fort; a secure
   retreat; a castle; as, the enemy retired to their
   fastnesses in the mountains.

3. Conciseness of style. [Obs.] --Ascham.

4. The state of being fast or swift.

 

 

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