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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.

rapids

(ˈræpɪdz)
pl n
(Physical Geography) part of a river where the current is very fast and turbulent

rapids

A steep section of river where water flows faster than elsewhere.
Translations
مُنْحَدَرُ النَّهْرمُنْحَدَر النَّهْر
peřeje
fos
koski
brzaci
zúgó
flúîir, straumröst
早瀬
여울
kaskády
fors
ส่วนของแม่น้ำที่ไหลแรงและเร็ว
çağlayanlarivinti yeri
ghềnh

rapids

[ˈræpɪdz] NPL (in river) → rápidos mpl

rapids

[ˈræpɪdz] npl [river] → rapides mpl

rapids

[ˈræpɪdz] npl (in river) → rapide fpl

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.

rapids

مُنْحَدَرُ النَّهْر peřeje fos Stromschellen ορμητικά ρεύματα ποταμού rápidos koski rapides brzaci rapide 早瀬 여울 stroomversnelling stryk katarakta cachoeira, rápidos водоскат fors ส่วนของแม่น้ำที่ไหลแรงและเร็ว çağlayanlar ghềnh 急流
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Disquieting Rumors From the Interior.- Reconnoitring Party- Preparations for a Trading Post.- An Unexpected Arrival - A Spy in the Camp.- Expedition Into the Interior- Shores of the Columbia - Mount Coffin.- Indian Sepulchre.- The Land of Spirits- Columbian Valley- Vancouver's Point.-Falls and Rapids.- A Great Fishing Mart.- The Village of Wishram.
I could not have been making to exceed a hundred yards an hour when, at a bend, I was confronted by a series of rapids through which the river foamed and boiled at a terrific rate.
From that point he had nearly a hemisphere of sky and got his first glimpse of the Asiatic airships low in the sky above the glittering tumults of the Upper Rapids.
"Climb out, dad," Liverpool commanded as he prepared to swing from the bank and enter the rapids.
The poet ought to traverse, with a rapid flight, the lofty regions of philosophy, without deviating from the narrow way of truth.
A vacuum is created below, and it attracts the gas in the lower parts; this becomes heated in its turn, and is continually replaced; thus, an extremely rapid current of gas is established in the pipes and in the spiral, which issues from the balloon and then returns to it, and is heated over again, incessantly.
A FOX swimming across a rapid river was carried by the force of the current into a very deep ravine, where he lay for a long time very much bruised, sick, and unable to move.
As he passed among the busy crowd, Fix, according to habit, scrutinised the passers-by with a keen, rapid glance.
Anna removed his hands, once more kissed his wet face, and with rapid steps went to the door.
The rapid currents of the rivers which run into the Pacific render the ascent of them very exhausting to the salmon.
At length, after a rapid race, frequently interrupted by prudent stoppages, they reached the deep grottoes, in which the prophetic bishop of Vannes had taken care to have secreted a bark capable of keeping the sea at this fine season.
On the 23rd inst., at eight in the morning, after a rapid passage, the Susquehanna was due at the fatal spot.