slow vs fast vs quick

slow

Definitions

adjective

  1. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
  2. (of business) not active or brisk
  3. not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
  4. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  5. at a slow tempo
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verb

  1. lose velocity; move more slowly
  2. cause to proceed more slowly
  3. become slow or slower

adverb

  1. of timepieces
  2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

Examples

First to unfold were the two 14-foot-wide drogue chutes, which oriented the craft and continued slowing it.

He slowly depressed the plunger and once the syringe was empty, withdrew the needle and stepped back.

It found itself subjected to harsh rain it was ill equipped for, dissolving the sandstone facades of it's buildings slowly, even as the people chose not to lift their eyes and notice it.

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fast

Definitions

verb

  1. abstain from eating
  2. abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

adjective

  1. (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
  2. at a rapid tempo
  3. (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
  4. (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time
  5. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
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adverb

  1. quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
  2. firmly or closely

noun

  1. abstaining from food

Examples

In recent years, Laganside Corporation has transformed the inner core of Belfast city centre, specifically along the Lagan river and in the surrounding area.

The increased number of detectors and tube rotation times combine to give faster coverage of a given volume of tissue.

So spake he, and Athene was mightily angered at heart, and chid Odysseus in wrathful words: ‘Odysseus, thou hast no more steadfast might nor any prowess, as when for nine whole years continually thou didst battle with the Trojans for high born Helen, of the white arms, and many men thou slewest in terrible warfare, and by thy device the wide-wayed city of Priam was taken.

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