adjective, fast·er, fast·est.
- indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as of a clock.
- noting or according to daylight-saving time.
- (of money, profits, etc.) made quickly or easily and sometimes deviously: He earned some fast change helping the woman with her luggage.
- cleverly quick and manipulative in making money: a fast operator when it comes to closing a business deal.
- (of a lens) able to transmit a relatively large amount of light in a relatively short time.
- (of a film) requiring a relatively short exposure time to attain a given density.
- (of a track condition) completely dry.
- (of a track surface) very hard.
adverb, fast·er, fast·est.
Origin of fast1
SYNONYMS FOR fast
Examples from the Web for fastest
Latinos, the fastest growing minority group in America, are even more underrepresented in Congress.
Young, hip, urban millennials are using tools like Instagram to become one of the fastest growing travel markets.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Furthermore, mixed race children are the fastest growing population in the country.
American fighter planes are the fastest, most maneuverable jets in the world.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And virtually all the fastest growth urban regions—Houston, Dallas-Ft.
Percy, who played tackle on a winning Crimson eleven, and Sam Felton will be well remembered as the fastest punters of their day.Football Days|William H. Edwards
He's the fastest, coolest hand that ever balanced a pike pole or rode a log.Kindred of the Dust|Peter B. Kyne
Tied to a bush, by a hackamore, was an iron-gray colt, the fastest on the ranch.Injun and Whitey to the Rescue|William S. Hart
He knew the "Euryalus" could outsail the fastest of the enemy if they tried to attack him.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
These are known as "trotting bullocks," and are the fastest means of passenger transportation away from the more populous centers.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
British Dictionary definitions for fastest (1 of 2)
- proof against fadingthe colour is fast to sunlight
- (in combination)washfast
- requiring a relatively short time of exposure to produce a given densitya fast film
- permitting a short exposure timea fast shutter
Word Origin for fast
British Dictionary definitions for fastest (2 of 2)
- an act or period of fasting
- (as modifier)a fast day
Derived Formsfaster, noun
Word Origin for fast
Idioms and Phrases with fastest
In addition to the idioms beginning with fast
- fast and furious
- fast and loose
- fast buck
- fast lane
- fast track
- get nowhere (fast)
- hard and fast
- pull a fast one
- stand one's ground (fast)
- thick and fast