Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun speed

5 senses of speed

Sense 1
speed, velocity -- (distance travelled per unit time)
       => rate -- (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected")

Sense 2
speed, swiftness, fastness -- (a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed")
       => pace, rate -- (the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated")

Sense 3
speed, speeding, hurrying -- (changing location rapidly)
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 4
focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed -- (the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system)
       => ratio -- (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))

Sense 5
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed -- (a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression)
       => stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant -- (a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process)
       => drug of abuse, street drug -- (a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb speed

5 senses of speed

Sense 1
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> speed up#1

Sense 2
accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken -- (move faster; "The car accelerated")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

Sense 3
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip -- (move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> speed up#1

Sense 4
speed -- (travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
accelerate, speed, speed up -- (cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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