Complete Definition of "speed"

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English

Etymology
OE. sped#Old English|spÄd, from Germanic *spodiz. Cognate with Dutch spoed.

Pronunciation
IPA|/spiËd/
audio|en-us-speed.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|iËd

Noun
en-noun

  1. the state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity
  2. the rate of motion or action, specifically math/physics the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time
  3. photography the sensitivity to light of film, plates.
  4. slang any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine
  5. archaic luck, success, prosperity

Synonyms
velocity

Translations
trans-top|rapidity
Bulgarian: бÑÑзина (bÄrzinà), f
Czech: rychlost f
Danish: hastighed, hurtighed
Dutch: snelheid f
Finnish: nopeus, vauhti
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French: vitesse
German: Schnelligkeit
Italian: velocità f, celerità f(rare)
Old English: ofost f
Polish: szybkoÅÄ f
Portuguese: velocidade f
Romanian: vitezÄ f
Slovene: hitrost f
Telugu: వడి (vaDi)
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trans-top|rate of motion
Arabic: ARchar|سرعة unicode|(súrÊa) f
Bosnian: brzina#Bosnian|brzina f
Bulgarian: ÑкоÑоÑÑ (skórost), f
Chinese: é度 (sùdù)
Croatian: brzina#Croatian|brzina f
Danish: hastighed, fart
Dutch: snelheid f
Estonian: kiirus
Finnish: vauhti
French: vitesse f
German: Geschwindigkeit f, Schnelligkeit f
Hungarian: sebesség
Italian: velocità f, celerità f(rare)
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Japanese: éã (hayasa)
Korean: ìë (sokdo)
Latin: celerit
Polish: szybkoÅÄ f, prÄdkoÅÄ f
Portuguese: velocidade f
Romanian: vitezÄ f
Russian: ÑкоÑоÑÑÑ (skórostâ) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: бÑзина#Serbian|бÑзина f
:Roman: brzina#Serbian|brzina f
Slovene: hitrost f
Spanish: velocidad f
Swedish: fart c, hastighet c (colloquial)
Telugu: వడి (vaDi)(scientific usage), à°µà±à°à°®à± (vaegamu)
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trans-top|photographic speed
Finnish: valoherkkyys
German: Filmempfindlichkeit
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trans-top|slang: methamphetamine
Dutch: speed#Dutch|speed
Finnish: vauhti, piri, spiidi
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German: Speed n
Polish: slang spid m
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trans-top|luck, success
See: luck, success, prosperity
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Usage notes
Units:
metric:
*metres/meters per second (m/s)
*kilometres/kilometers per hour (km/h)
nautical:
*knot (kt or kn)
imperial and U.S. customary:
*foot|feet per second (ft/s, ft/sec and fps)
*miles per hour (mph)
aeronautical:
*mach

Verb
en-verb|speeds|speeding|sped or speeded

  1. context|archaic|intransitive To prosper, be lucky.
  2. context|archaic|transitive To help someone, to give them fortune.

#:God speed, until we meet again.

  1. To go (too) fast.

#:The Ferrari was speeding along the road.

  1. To exceed the speed limit.

#:My mum got yet another fine for speeding.

Usage notes
The Cambridge Guide to English Usage indicates that sped is for objects in motion (the race car sped) while speeded is used for activities or processes, but notes that the British English convention does not hold in American English. <!--Sped is the only correct form in American English, but additional references are still needed for that...rfv? Also, should speeded be only listed as a related term to sped but not linked here at all?-->

Translations
trans-top|to go fast
Danish: køre hurtigt
Finnish: ajaa (liian) nopea|nopeasti
German: rasen
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Swedish: köra fort
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trans-top|to exceed speed limit
Danish: køre for hurtigt
Finnish: ajaa ylinopeus|ylinopeutta
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Swedish: köra för fort
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ttbc|Dutch: snellen
ttbc|Indonesian: laju|melaju
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Revision and Credits for"speed"
  • 2007-12-05 20:08 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/205.121.41.41|205.121.41.41]] ([[User_talk:205.121.41.41|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:DCDuring|DCDuring]]

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