Speed

Definition of Speed

Pronunciation: spēd
n.1.Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day.
- Gen. xxiv. 12.
2.The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.
3.One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success.
God speed
Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed.
Speed gauge
(Mach.) devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given time.
Speed lathe
(Mach.) a power lathe with a rapidly revolving spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a hand lathe.
Speed pulley
a cone pulley with steps.
v. i.1.To go; to fare.
[imp. & p. p. Sped (spĕd), Speeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Speeding.]
To warn him now he is too farre sped.
- Remedy of Love.
2.To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
3.To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
4.To make haste; to move with celerity.
5.To be expedient.
v. t.1.To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor.
2.To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
3.To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
4.To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo.
5.To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Pope.
God speed you
etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed.

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