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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rapid  \Rap"id\,  a.  [L.  rapidus,  fr  rapere  to  seize  and  carry 
  off  to  snatch  or  hurry  away  perhaps  akin  to  Gr  ?;  cf  F. 
  rapide.  Cf  {Harpy},  {Ravish}.] 
  1.  Very  swift  or  quick;  moving  with  celerity;  fast  as  a 
  rapid  stream;  a  rapid  flight;  a  rapid  motion. 
  Ascend  my  chariot;  guide  the  rapid  wheels.  --Milton. 
  2.  Advancing  with  haste  or  speed;  speedy  in  progression;  in 
  quick  sequence;  as  rapid  growth;  rapid  improvement;  rapid 
  recurrence;  rapid  succession. 
  3.  Quick  in  execution;  as  a  rapid  penman. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rapid  \Rap"id\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  rapide.  See  {Rapid},  a.] 
  The  part  of  a  river  where  the  current  moves  with  great 
  swiftness,  but  without  actual  waterfall  or  cascade;  -- 
  usually  in  the  plural;  as  the  Lachine  rapids  in  the  St 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  done  or  occurring  in  a  brief  period  of  time;  "a  rapid  rise 
  through  the  ranks" 
  2:  characterized  by  speed;  moving  with  or  capable  of  moving 
  with  high  speed;  "a  rapid  movment";  "a  speedy  car";  "a 
  speedy  errand  boy"  [syn:  {speedy}] 
  n  :  a  part  of  a  river  where  the  current  is  very  fast 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Resource  And  Performance  Interactive  Display  system 

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