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fast·ness

 (făst′nĭs)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being fast, especially:
a. Firmness; security.
b. Rapidity; swiftness.
2. The quality or condition of color retention; colorfastness.
3.
a. A secure or fortified place; a stronghold.
b. A remote, secret place.
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fastness

(ˈfɑːstnɪs)
n
1. a stronghold; fortress
2. the state or quality of being firm or secure
3. (Dyeing) the ability of a dye to remain permanent and not run or fade
4. archaic swiftness
[Old English fæstnes; see fast1]
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fast•ness

(ˈfæst nɪs, ˈfɑst-)

n.
1. a secure or fortified place.
2. the state of being fixed or firm.
3. the state of being rapid.
[before 900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fastness - a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
execution speed - (computer science) the speed with which a computational device can execute instructions; measured in MIPS
graduality, gradualness - the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages
2.fastness - the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
immovability, immovableness - not capable of being moved or rearranged
lodgement, lodging, lodgment - the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
3.fastness - a strongly fortified defensive structurefastness - a strongly fortified defensive structure
citadel, bastion - a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
blockhouse - a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
hold - a stronghold
donjon, dungeon, keep - the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
redoubt - an entrenched stronghold or refuge
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fastness

noun
Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress:
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Translations
سُرْعَه
rychlost
hurtighed
hraîi
çabuklukhızlılık

fastness

[ˈfɑːstnɪs] N (= stronghold) → fortaleza f; [of mountain etc] → lo más intrincado
in their Cuban mountain fastnessen las espesuras serranas de Cuba
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fastness

n
(= stronghold)Feste f; mountain fastnessBergfeste f
(of colours)Farbechtheit f
(= immorality)Liederlichkeit f
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fastness

[ˈfɑːstnɪs] n (liter) → roccaforte f
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fast1

(faːst) adjective
1. quick-moving. a fast car.
2. quick. a fast worker.
3. (of a clock, watch etc) showing a time in advance of the correct time. My watch is five minutes fast.
adverb
quickly. She speaks so fast I can't understand her.
ˈfastness noun
fast food(s)
food that can be quickly prepared, eg hamburgers etc.
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fast·ness

n. resistencia.
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References in classic literature ?
The consequences are frequent and desperate fights between them and the "mountaineers," in the wild defiles and fastnesses of the Rocky Mountains.
He read only fear and panic from the sounds, deduced that the village was fleeing to its mountain fastnesses, but did not know the cause of the flight.
'Even the wise and mysterious therns of Barsoom, that ancient cult which for countless ages has been credited with holding the secret of life and death in their impregnable fastnesses upon the hither slopes of the Mountains of Otz, are as ignorant as we.
She saw them dramatically, and really seemed herself to live a larger life because she entertained them and visited them in their fastnesses. She accepted the rules with which they played the game of life as valid for them, but never for a moment thought of regulating her own conduct in accordance with them.