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Fast (IPA: /ˈfæst/)


Fast (v. i.)

To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.

Fast (v. i.)

To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.

Fast (v. i.)

Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.

Fast (v. i.)

Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.

Fast (v. i.)

A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast.

Fast (v.)

Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.

Fast (v.)

Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.

Fast (v.)

Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.

Fast (v.)

Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.

Fast (v.)

Tenacious; retentive.

Fast (v.)

Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.

Fast (v.)

Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.

Fast (v.)

Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.

Fast (a.)

In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.

Fast (a.)

In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.

Fast (n.)

That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring.

Fast (n.)

The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.

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1995 film by Dante Desarthe

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Family name

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2016 song performed by Luke Bryan

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Episode of Quantico (S1 E19)

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Medical mnemonic of stroke symptoms

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "No matter how fast a lie runs, the truth will someday overtake it ."" - T. B. Joshua

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top." - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" 225. What I hold fast to is not one proposition but a nest of propositions." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Americans love to eat. They are fatally attracted to the slow death of fast food." - United States

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And binding Nature fast in fate, Left free the human will." - Alexander Pope


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