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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speed  \Speed\,  n.  [AS.  sp?d  success,  swiftness,  from  sp?wan  to 
  succeed;  akin  to  D.  spoedd  OHG.  spuot  success,  spuot  to 
  succees,  Skr.  sph[=a]  to  increase,  grow  fat.  [root]170b.] 
  1.  Prosperity  in  an  undertaking;  favorable  issue;  success. 
  ``For  common  speed.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  O  Lord  God  of  my  master  Abraham,  I  pray  thee,  send 
  me  good  speed  this  day  --Gen.  xxiv. 
  12. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  state  of  moving  swiftly;  swiftness;  velocity; 
  rapidly;  rate  of  motion;  dispatch;  as  the  speed  a  horse 
  or  a  vessel. 
 
  Speed,  to  describe  whose  swiftness  number  fails 
  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  In  kinematics,  speedis  sometimes  used  to  denote  the 
  amount  of  velocity  without  regard  to  direction  of 
  motion,  while  velocity  is  not  regarded  as  known  unless 
  both  the  direction  and  the  amount  are  known 
 
  3.  One  who  or  that  which  causes  or  promotes  speed  or 
  success.  [Obs.]  ``Hercules  be  thy  speed!''  --Shak. 
 
  {God  speed},  Good  speed;  prosperity.  See  {Godspeed}. 
 
  {Speed  gauge},  {Speed  indicator},  &  {Speed  recorder}  (Mach.), 
  devices  for  indicating  or  recording  the  rate  of  a  body's 
  motion,  as  the  number  of  revolutions  of  a  shaft  in  a  given 
  time. 
 
  {Speed  lathe}  (Mach.),  a  power  lathe  with  a  rapidly  revolving 
  spindle,  for  turning  small  objects,  for  polishing,  etc.;  a 
  hand  lathe. 
 
  {Speed  pulley},  a  cone  pulley  with  steps. 
 
  Syn:  Haste;  swiftness;  celerity;  quickness;  dispatch; 
  expedition;  hurry;  acceleration.  See  {Haste}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speed  \Speed\  (sp[=e]d),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sped}  (sp[e^]d), 
  {Speeded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Speeding}.]  [AS.  sp[=e]dan,  fr 
  sp[=e]d,  n.;  akin  to  D.  spoeden  G.  sich  sputen.  See  {Speed}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  go  to  fare.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  warn  him  now  he  is  too  farre  sped.  --Remedy  of 
  Love. 
 
  2.  To  experience  in  going;  to  have  any  condition,  good  or 
  ill;  to  fare.  --Shak. 
 
  Ships  heretofore  in  seas  like  fishes  sped;  The 
  mightiest  still  upon  the  smallest  fed.  --Waller. 
 
  3.  To  fare  well  to  have  success;  to  prosper. 
 
  Save  London,  and  send  true  lawyers  their  meed!  For 
  whoso  wants  money  with  them  shall  not  speed! 
  --Lydgate. 
 
  I  told  ye  then  he  should  prevail,  and  speed  On  his 
  bad  errand.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  make  haste;  to  move  with  celerity. 
 
  I  have  speeded  hither  with  the  very  extremest  inch 
  of  possibility.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  be  expedient.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif  (2  Cor.  xii.  1.) 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speed  \Speed\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  be  successful,  or  to  prosper;  hence  to  aid; 
  to  favor.  ``Fortune  speed  us!''  --Shak. 
 
  With  rising  gales  that  speed  their  happy  flight. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  make  haste;  to  dispatch  with  celerity;  to 
  drive  at  full  speed;  hence  to  hasten;  to  hurry. 
 
  He  sped  him  thence  home  to  his  habitation. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  3.  To  hasten  to  a  conclusion;  to  expedite. 
 
  Judicial  acts  .  .  .  are  sped  in  open  court  at  the 
  instance  of  one  or  both  of  the  parties.  --Ayliffe. 
 
  4.  To  hurry  to  destruction;  to  put  an  end  to  to  ruin;  to 
  undo.  ``Sped  with  spavins.''  --Shak. 
 
  A  dire  dilemma!  either  way  I  'm  sped.  If  foes,  they 
  write,  if  friends,  they  read,  me  dead.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  To  wish  success  or  god  fortune  to  in  any  undertaking, 
  especially  in  setting  out  upon  a  journey. 
 
  Welcome  the  coming,  speed  the  parting  guest.  --Pope. 
 
  {God  speed  you},  {them},  etc.,  may  God  speed  you  or  may  you 
  have  good  speed. 
 
  Syn:  To  dispatch;  hasten;  expedite;  accelerate;  hurry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  speed 
  n  1:  distance  travelled  per  unit  time  [syn:  {velocity}] 
  2:  a  rate  (usually  rapid)  at  which  something  happens;  "the 
  project  advanced  with  gratifying  speed"  [syn:  {swiftness}, 
  {fastness}] 
  3:  changing  location  rapidly  [syn:  {speeding},  {hurrying},  {hastening}] 
  4:  the  ratio  of  the  focal  length  to  the  diameter  of  a  (camera) 
  lens  system  [syn:  {focal  ratio},  {f  number},  {stop  number}] 
  5:  a  central  nervous  system  stimulant  that  increases  energy  and 
  decreases  appetite;  used  to  treat  narcolepsy  and  some 
  forms  of  depression  [syn:  {amphetamine},  {pep  pill},  {upper}] 
  v  1:  step  on  it  "He  rushed  down  the  hall  to  receive  his  guests"; 
  "The  cars  raced  down  the  street"  [syn:  {rush},  {hotfoot}, 
  {hasten},  {hie},  {race},  {pelt  along},  {rush  along},  {cannonball 
  along},  {bucket  along},  {belt  along}]  [ant:  {linger}] 
  2:  move  faster;  "The  car  accelerated"  [syn:  {accelerate},  {speed 
  up},  {quicken}]  [ant:  {decelerate}] 
  3:  move  very  fast  [syn:  {travel  rapidly},  {hurry},  {zip}] 
  4:  travel  at  an  excessive  or  illegal  velocity;  "I  got  a  ticket 
  for  speeding" 
  5:  cause  to  move  faster;  "He  accelerated  the  car"  [syn:  {accelerate}, 
  {speed  up}]  [ant:  {decelerate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Speed,  IN 
  Zip  code(s):  47172 
  Speed,  KS  (city,  FIPS  67175) 
  Location:  39.67633  N,  99.42025  W 
  Population  (1990):  64  (27  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Speed,  NC  (town,  FIPS  63720) 
  Location:  35.96831  N,  77.44426  W 
  Population  (1990):  88  (34  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SPEED 
 
  Early  system  on  LGP-30.  Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959). 
 
 




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