speedy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

speed·y

 (spē′dē)
adj. speed·i·er, speed·i·est
1. Characterized by rapid motion; swift.
2. Accomplished or arrived at without delay; prompt. See Synonyms at fast1.

speed′i·ly adv.
speed′i·ness n.

speedy

(ˈspiːdɪ)
adj, speedier or speediest
1. characterized by speed of motion
2. done or decided without delay; quick
ˈspeedily adv
ˈspeediness n

speed•y

(ˈspi di)

adj. speed•i•er, speed•i•est.
1. capable of or showing speed; fast; quick.
2. accomplished quickly; prompt: a speedy recovery.
[1325–75]
speed′i•ly, adv.
speed′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.speedy - characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movement"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy"
fast - 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"
2.speedy - 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"
fast - 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"

speedy

speedy

adjective
1. Characterized by great celerity:
Informal: hell-for-leather.
Idiom: quick as a bunny.
2. Accomplished in very little time:
Translations
مُسْرِع، سَريع، مُسْتَعْجَل
okamžitýrychlý
hurtig
fljótur, snar

speedy

[ˈspiːdɪ] ADJ (speedier (compar) (speediest (superl))) → veloz, rápido; [answer] → pronto

speedy

[ˈspiːdi] adj [response, reply, sale] → rapide
to wish sb a speedy recovery → souhaiter à qn un prompt rétablissement

speedy

adj (+er)schnell; answer, service alsoprompt; remedyschnell wirkend; we wish Joan a speedy recoverywir wünschen Joan eine rasche Genesung; to bring something to a speedy conclusionetw schnell zu Ende bringen; to bring a speedy end to somethingetw schnell beenden

speedy

[ˈspiːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → veloce, rapido/a; (reply) → pronto/a

speed

(spiːd) noun
1. rate of moving. a slow speed; The car was travelling at high speed.
2. quickness of moving.
verb
1. (past tense, past participles sped (sped) ˈspeeded) to (cause to) move or progress quickly; to hurry. The car sped/speeded along the motorway.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈspeeded) to drive very fast in a car etc, faster than is allowed by law. The policeman said that I had been speeding.
ˈspeeding noun
driving at (an illegally) high speed. He was fined for speeding.
ˈspeedy adjective
done, carried out etc quickly. a speedy answer.
ˈspeedily adverb
ˈspeediness noun
ˈspeed bump noun
a raised part across the road to make drivers slow down.
ˈspeed trap noun
a device used by the police to catch drivers exceeding the speed limit.
speedometer (spiːˈdomitə) noun
an instrument on a car etc showing how fast one is travelling.
speed uppast tense, past participle ˈspeeded
1. to increase speed. The car speeded up as it left the town.
2. to quicken the rate of. We are trying to speed up production.
References in classic literature ?
A little later the trim and speedy car drew up in front of the Nestor home, and Tom bounded up on the front porch, his heart not altogether as light as his feet.
The news had been brought, toward the decline of a day in midsummer, by an Indian runner, who also bore an urgent request from Munro, the commander of a work on the shore of the "holy lake," for a speedy and powerful reinforcement.
Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
His story was this: He had been originally nurtured among the crazy society of Neskyeuna Shakers, where he had been a great prophet; in their cracked, secret meetings having several times descended from heaven by the way of a trap-door, announcing the speedy opening of the seventh vial, which he carried in his vest-pocket; but, which, instead of containing gunpowder, was supposed to be charged with laudanum.
Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man--a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
At breakfast in the morning, the twins' charm of manner and easy and polished bearing made speedy conquest of the family's good graces.
I never left there hungry, no matter how great the need of my speedy return.
After being long fed with hopes of a speedy visit from Mr.
If her sisters intended to walk on the downs, she directly stole away towards the lanes; if they talked of the valley, she was as speedy in climbing the hills, and could never be found when the others set off.
I would have made a few comments, and requested a short history of the place from the surly owner; but his attitude at the door appeared to demand my speedy entrance, or complete departure, and I had no desire to aggravate his impatience previous to inspecting the penetralium.
During the interval of this necessary absence Miss Vanstone had requested Miss Garth to open all her letters, her main object in making that arrangement being to provide for the speedy answering of any communication which might arrive for her from her sister.
The slight devices with which she cheated herself into the show of a belief that they would soon be reunited-- the little preparations for his speedy return, the setting aside of his chair and his books--these, and the solemn prayer at night for one dear prisoner especially, among the many unhappy souls in prison and the shadow of death--were almost the only outspoken reliefs of her heavy mind.