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rap·id

 (răp′ĭd)
adj. rap·id·er, rap·id·est
Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed. See Synonyms at fast1.
n. often rapids
An extremely fast-moving part of a river, caused by a steep descent in the riverbed.

[Latin rapidus, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

ra·pid′i·ty (rə-pĭd′ĭ-tē), rap′id·ness (răp′ĭd-nĕs) n.
rap′id·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.rapidly - with rapid movementsrapidly - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"
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rapidly

adverb quickly, fast, swiftly, briskly, promptly, hastily, precipitately, in a hurry, at speed, hurriedly, speedily, apace, in a rush, in haste, like a shot, pronto (informal), hell for leather, like lightning, expeditiously, hotfoot, like the clappers (Brit. informal), pdq (slang), like nobody's business (informal), posthaste, with dispatch, like greased lightning (informal) He was moving rapidly around the room.
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Translations
بِسُرْعَه
rychle
hurtigt
snögglega, meî hraîi
hitro
hızlasüratle

rapidly

[ˈræpɪdlɪ] ADVrápidamente, rápido
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rapidly

[ˈræpɪdli] advrapidementrapid reaction force nforce f d'intervention rapide
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rapidly

advschnell; act, move alsorasch; improve, change, spread alsorapide; decline, riserapide, steil
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rapidly

[ˈræpɪdlɪ] advrapidamente
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rapid

(ˈrӕpid) adjective
quick; fast. He made some rapid calculations; He looked feverish and had a rapid pulse.
ˈrapidly adverb
raˈpidity noun
ˈrapidness noun
ˈrapids noun plural
a place in a river where the water flows quickly, often having dangerous rocks in mid-stream.
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References in classic literature ?
I shall see a straight line DAE, in which the middle point (A) will be very bright because it is nearest to me; but on either side the line will shade away RAPIDLY INTO DIMNESS, because the sides AC and AB RECEDE RAPIDLY INTO THE FOG and what appear to me as the Merchant's extremities, viz.
The sea calmed rapidly, so that by the time the foremost canoe had come within five hundred yards of us we could see them all plainly.
THE SAGOTHS WERE GAINING ON US RAPIDLY, FOR once they had sighted us they had greatly increased their speed.
He saw the earth dropping rapidly from beneath him.
Dantes, although stunned and almost suffocated, had sufficient presence of mind to hold his breath, and as his right hand (prepared as he was for every chance) held his knife open, he rapidly ripped up the sack, extricated his arm, and then his body; but in spite of all his efforts to free himself from the shot, he felt it dragging him down still lower.
It came from a torch in the hand of one of a party of four green warriors, who were coming rapidly down the corridor toward me.
As she turned about to call this to him she was somewhat surprised to see that he was wheeling the carriage rapidly toward the corner, and at the same time she saw the door of the taxicab open and a swarthy face framed for a moment in the aperture.
The streaming rain had already flung its white veil over all the distant forest and half the fields close by, and was rapidly swooping down upon the copse.
The cylinder once lighted, the hydrogen in the spiral and in the concave cone becomes heated, and rapidly ascends through the pipe that leads to the upper part of the balloon.
How such a consciousness is communicated is very difficult to define, but it certainly is communicated very surely, and flows rapidly, imperceptibly, and irrepressibly, as water does in a creek.
"Spring advanced rapidly; the weather became fine and the skies cloudless.
Also could he write, with printed letters, rapidly and plainly, but script he had not mastered, for though there were several copy books among his treasure, there was so little written English in the cabin that he saw no use for bothering with this other form of writing, though he could read it, laboriously.