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RAPID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rapid mean? 

RAPID (noun)
  The noun RAPID has 1 sense:

1. a part of a river where the current is very fast

  Familiarity information: RAPID used as a noun is very rare.


RAPID (adjective)
  The adjective RAPID has 2 senses:

1. done or occurring in a brief period of time
2. characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed

  Familiarity information: RAPID used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAPID (noun)


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Meaning:

A part of a river where the current is very fast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("rapid" is a kind of...):

waterway (a navigable body of water)

Holonyms ("rapid" is a part of...):

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))


RAPID (adjective)


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Meaning:

Done or occurring in a brief period of time

Context example:

a rapid rise through the ranks

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


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Meaning:

Characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed

Synonyms:

speedy; rapid

Context examples:

a rapid movement / a speedy car / a speedy errand boy

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


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