rapid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rap'id), [key]
— adj., n. -er, -est,
  1. occurring within a short time; happening speedily: rapid growth.
  2. moving or acting with great speed; swift: a rapid worker.
  3. characterized by speed: rapid motion.
  1. Usually,a part of a river where the current runs very swiftly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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