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Meaning of RAPID

Pronunciation:  'rapid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a part of a river where the current is very fast
  2. [adj]  done or occurring in a brief period of time; "a rapid rise through the ranks"
  3. [adj]  characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movment"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy"

RAPID is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fast, speedy
 See Also: river, waterway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rap"id\, a. [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry
    off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. ?; cf. F.
    rapide. Cf. {Harpy}, {Ravish}.]
    1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a
       rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.
             Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels. --Milton.
    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.
  2. \Rap"id\, n. [Cf. F. rapide. See {Rapid}, a.]
    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.
       Row, brothers, row the stream runs fast, The rapids are
       near, and the daylight's past.              --Moore.