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Meaning of FASTNESS

Pronunciation:  'fastnis

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.