Synonyms of speed


1. speed, velocity, rate

usage: distance travelled per unit time

2. speed, swiftness, fastness, pace, rate

usage: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

3. speed, speeding, hurrying, motion, movement, move

usage: changing location rapidly

4. focal ratio, f number, stop number, speed, ratio

usage: the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system

5. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed, stimulant, stimulant drug, excitant, drug of abuse, street drug

usage: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression


1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

2. accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken, intensify, deepen

usage: move faster; "The car accelerated"

3. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

4. speed, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket for speeding"

5. accelerate, speed, speed up, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"

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