Fast is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand fast (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use fast in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of fast, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of fast, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
EXAMPLES - Fast in a Sentence
- You think it will be any way what they call fast track? (source)
- Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD ? (source)
- Times have changed now and have become what I call fast times. (source)
- Yet his expression fast changed back to a warm and contented look. (source)
- Now to a star spangled tradition that redefines the phrase fast food. (source)
- 'I suppose he was a little -- just a little -- what they call fast once.' (source)
- Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed Is that what you call a fast, (source)
- Cristiano Ronaldo tucking into a burger now that's what you call fast food. (source)
- In addition to the tithe, Mormons also give what they call a "fast offering." (source)
- Mindless pursuit of the short term fast buck insures poverty for our children. (source)
- They use the term fast-forwarding users to be clever, but if you read Paragraph 2: (source)
- "Well, that's what I call fast work!" said John, after they had shaken hands all round. (source)
- That is what you call fast and easy | This makes the process more convenient and faster. (source)
- It is very possible that fast has been what we know as fast since the dawn of overarm bowling. (source)
- That is not the way people usually go down that mountain after what they call a fast and light climb. (source)
- Microsoft blames this on the transition to adCenter, but shrinking revenue in a market growing this fast is a terrible sign. (source)
- Agents are working with federal prosecutors "for what we call fast-track prosecutions in a number of areas," Mueller answered. (source)
- To flip the coin fast enough to have knowledge of both side, would be at great risk, of a release of an enormous amount of energy. (source)
- Britney Spears debuted the raunchy video for her controversial tune "If U Seek Amy" (say the title fast!) on her Web site Thursday. (source)
- Epp jokes that all this memorization will either lead to a healthier brain down the road or is what he calls the fast track to senility. (source)
- Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan has started what she calls a fast unto death inside the Vellore jail in a bid to seek an early release. (source)
- That's why students of the U.S. S.hool of Music get ahead twice as fast -- _three times as fast_ as those who study old-fashioned, plodding methods. (source)
- While this fast is about all forms of discrimination -- including legislation like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- it is also of particular importance to Noble. (source)
- As for "Amy," it's hardly an accident that if you say the title fast - and enunciate it a little more clearly than Spears does - you get a crude sexual phrase. (source)
- PHILLIPS: And Dr. Harrison, you felt the FDA, by your term fast - tracking this approval, actually passed up a lot of safety tests that were required, or important? (source)
- BRIDEGROOM is with them, the SONS OF THE NUPTIALS cannot fast: the days will come when the BRIDEGROOM will be taken away from them, and then will they fast_, "Matt ix. (source)
- "We are sorry if it will give trouble; we shall give as little as possible; but our fast is against the Government, and we shall fight them with our lives, not hurting anyone else." (source)
- Even though "I'm Illy" sounds exactly like Lil 'Wayne and could be his hit song "A Milli," if you say the title fast enough, it's one of the few tracks with an ounce of menace to it. (source)
- EMS is used regularly by physios to treat atrophied muscles and by elite athletes to tune what they call fast twitch muscles; the ones that give you explosive power for events like sprinting. (source)
- When cargo arrives Nigeria, they will use what we call fast track system to fast track the cargo into their warehouses in their factories ... without paying duty to government on the extra in the container. (source)
- I shared a cold sheep's liver with the two Young Turks, who though it was Ramazan, made each a hearty lunch, as was noted by the tribesmen with contempt, for a Mirdite holds that to break a fast is the one unpardonable sin. (source)
- Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa remained inside a hut outside the U.N. office, a day after beginning what he called a fast until death to protest the probe into the conduct of the final bloody months of Sri Lanka's civil war. (source)
- FBI Director Mueller told the Senators the Justice Department and the bureau were working on "what we call fast track prosecutions in a number of areas, and ... we're prioritizing our cases to hit the most egregious early and put those persons away." (source)
- FBI Director Mueller told the Senators the Justice Department and the bureau were working on "what we call fast track prosecutions in a number of areas, and .... we're prioritizing our cases to hit the most egregious early and put those persons away." (source)
- Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Enterprise and Business Eluned Parrott has written to the Environment Minister John Griffiths to ask him to intervene in what she described as the "fast unravelling" Prosiect Gwyrdd, referring to the collapse of two of the bids for the scheme. (source)
- When all was in vain, and he found the hounds coining fast in upon him, his own strength failing, his mouth embossed with foam, and the tears dropping from his eyes, he turned in despair upon his pursuers, who then stood at gaze, making an hideous clamour, and awaiting their two-footed auxiliaries. (source)
- He began to see what a fooil they'd been makkin on him, an 'he gate up intendin to goa to his wark, but when he saw hissen ith' seamin glass, he couldn't fashion, an 'soa he began o' weshin hissen first i 'cold watter an' then i 'hot; but it wor what they call a fast color, an' he couldn't get it to stir do what he wod. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 71.0, which suggests that "fast" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 46 synonyms for fast.
PDQ, accelerated, active, agile, blue streak, breakneck, brisk, chop-chop, dashing, double-time, electric, expeditious, expeditive, flashing, fleet, fleeting, flying, hairtrigger, hasty, hot, hurried, hypersonic, in a jiffy, in nothing flat, lickety split, like a bat out of hell, like all get out, like crazy, like mad, nimble, on the double, posthaste, presto, pronto, quick, racing, rapid, ready, screamin', snap, snappy, speedball, supersonic, swift, velocious, winged
We have 18 antonyms for fast.
boring, clumsy, dull, flexible, good, impermanent, insecure, loose, moral, movable, plodding, slow, sluggish, tardy, unattached, unfixed, unhurried, upright
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fast from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift.
- (adjective) Accomplished in relatively little time: a fast visit.
- (adjective) Acquired quickly with little effort and sometimes unscrupulously: made a fast buck scalping tickets.
- (adjective) Quick to understand or learn; mentally agile: a class for the faster students.
- (adjective) Indicating a time somewhat ahead of the actual time: The clock is fast.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Able to transfer data in a short period of time
- (adverb) ahead of the correct time or schedule
- (noun) A train that calls at only some stations it passes between its origin and destination, typically just the principal stations
- (interjection) Short for "stand fast", a warning not to pass between the arrow and the target
- (verb) to abstain from or eat very little food; to abstain from food for religious or medical reasons
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
- (verb-intransitive) 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.
- (noun) Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
- (noun) Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.
- (noun) A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Firmly fixed in place; immovable.
- (None) Strong against attack; fortified.
- (None) Fixed in such a way as to prevent detachment, separation, removal, or escape; tight; secure; close; not loose nor easily detachable: as, take a fast hold; make fast the door; make fast a rope.
- (None) Firm in adherence; steadfast; faithful.
- (None) Tenacious; not fugitive; durable; lasting; permanent in tint: as, fast colors; fast to milling or to washing (said of colors, or of materials which will not change color under those operations).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
- (adjective) unrestrained by convention or morality
- (adverb) quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
- (verb) abstain from eating
- (adjective) (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time