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Definition of Fast

  • To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
  • To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.
  • Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
  • Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.
  • A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast.
  • Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.
  • Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.
  • Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.
  • Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.
  • Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.
  • Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.
  • Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.
  • In such a condition, as to resilience, etc., as to make possible unusual rapidity of play or action; as, a fast racket, or tennis court; a fast track; a fast billiard table, etc.
  • In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.
  • In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.
  • That which fastens or holds; especially, Naut a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow head quarter breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring.
  • abstaining from food
  • abstain from eating
  • abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
  • quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form)
  • firmly or closely
  • acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
  • at a rapid tempo
  • (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time

How to use fast in a sentence. Fast pronunciation.

Out of Shoobra his High Jinks Pasha kennels with his lions and lives with his cellars of gold, as if he was going to take them with him where he's going-and he's going fast.
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He had made Mizraim a fast friend ever since the day he had, by an able device, saved the Chief Eunuch from determined robbery by the former Prince Pasha, with whom he had suddenly come out of favour.
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The author also emphasizes the propriety, before the approaching Fast Day of January 19, 1704, of noting once more the Impiety of the stage and the desirability of either suppressing it wholly or suspending its operations for a considerable period.
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No. 563, Item 102, with a note: "19th Janry, Fast Day.
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Except for the author's ingenuity in seizing upon the fortuitous circumstances of the storm, the acting of 'Macbeth' and 'The Tempest', and the proclamation of the Fast Day (which was ordered partly because of the ravages of the storm), there is nothing greatly original in the work.
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True knowledge of the nature of silver mining came fast enough.
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The Indians were in a great hurry about something, and were packing up and getting away as fast as they could.
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While we looked, the waters increased so fast in this place that in a few minutes a torrent was roaring by the little stable and its margin encroaching steadily on the logs.
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We waded knee-deep into the log stable, unfastened the horses and waded out almost waist-deep, so fast the waters increased.
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It was long past midnight; he was reminded of his companions now sacrificing on the mountain, and addressed a long prayer "to the crown," "the invincible sun-god," "the great light," "the god begotten of the rock," and to many other names of Mithras; for since he had belonged to the mystics of this divinity, he had become a zealous devotee, and could fast too with extraordinary constancy.
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Phoebicius was, in his fashion, very much in earnest with all these things; for they alone saved him in some measure from himself, from dark memories, and from the fear of meeting the reward of his evil deeds in a future life, while Sirona found her best comfort in the remembrance of her early life, and so gathered courage to endure the miserable present cheerfully, and to hold fast to hope for better times.
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He was living then in a poor, miserable room, and was fast asleep when at four o'clock in the morning Nekrassov and Grigorovich knocked at his door.
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Leo, full of animation, writes an entire chapter every day, and I copy it off as fast as possible; even now, under this letter, there are the pages of the new chapter that he wrote yesterday.
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He is fast becoming an international celebrity.
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Friday morning-heart beat fast as I went to the post-office-it seemed as if through its agency the help would come.
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The next Summer, by very fast walking, one day, she brought on special weakness, which no physician was able to cure.
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Her mother did so, and they both praised God with joyful hearts, and from that hour the young woman recovered so fast, that she was soon able to attend to the affairs of the family where she lived.
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But the hand of God was fast closed; this continued for some time: and for all that time, I watched and observed narrowly.
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I made up my mind to turn back, and rode as fast as I could until I overtook Mr. B-, to whom I gave the coin, and resumed my journey.
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A tradesman in New York had pledged to give to the Lord a certain portion of his business receipts as fast as they were collected.
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Examples of Fast

Example #1
Golly, how the whole thing glitters and stews!
Example #2
Barnum's the man for this place-P. T. Barnum.
Example #3
When Nahoum left the great salon, he directed his steps towards the quarters of the Chief Eunuch, thinking of David, with a vague desire for pursuit and conflict.
Example #4
Nahoum had an office in the Palace, also, which gave him the freedom of the place, and brought him often in touch with the Chief Eunuch.
Example #5
Apparently the author hoped to arouse in religious persons a renewed zeal for closing the theaters, for the tract was distributed at the churches as a means of giving it wider circulation among the populace.
Example #6
He stresses the brazenness of the players in presenting, soon after the devastating storm of the night of November 26-27, 1703, two plays, 'Macbeth' and 'The Tempest', "as if they design'd to Mock the Almighty Power of God, _who alone commands the Winds and the Seas_." ('Macbeth' was acted at Drury Lane on Saturday, November 27, as the storm was subsiding, but, because it was advertised in the 'Daily Courant' on Friday, November 26, for the following evening, it would appear that, unless the players possessed the even more formidable power of foreseeing the storm, their presentation of 'Macbeth' at that time was pure coincidence.