Rapid

Definition of Rapid

Rap´id   Pronunciation: răp´ĭd
a.1.
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.
n.1.The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; sometimes called whitewater; - usually used in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.
Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near, and the daylight's past.
- Moore.

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