acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
(used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast"
securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
resistant to destruction or fading; "fast colors"
(of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; "a fast road"; "grass courts are faster than clay"
quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form); "how fast can he get here?"; "ran as fast as he could"; "needs medical help fast"; "fast-running rivers"; "fast-breaking news"; "fast-opening (or fast-closing) shutters"
firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
abstain from eating; "Before the medical exam, you must fast"
abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons; "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent"
any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"