Definition of rapid:
- Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.
- Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.
- 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. Lawrence.
- Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.
splitting, ready, lively, zippy, blistering, mercurial, agile, whirlwind, nippy, lightning, hell-for-leather, spry, prompt, short, fleet-footed, rapid-fire, active, rattling, sluggish, brief, winged, hot, dizzy, listless.
- fast (part of speech: adjective)
- quickly (part of speech: adverb)
- hasty (part of speech: adjective)
- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "Monsieur Violet", Frederick Marryat.
- "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.