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Denizione di  fast - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua fast



fast (third-person singular simple present fasts, present participle fasting, simple past and past participle fasted)

  1. (intransitive) to abstain from or eat very little food; to abstain from food for religious reasons
    • 2007, John Zerzan, Silence, p. 3,
      It is at the core of the Vision Quest, the solitary period of fasting and closeness to the earth to discover ones life path and purpose.

fast (plural fasts)

  1. The act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food
  2. The period of time during which one abstains from or eats very little food
    • Lent and Ramadan are fasts of two religions.

fast (comparative faster, superlative fastest)

  1. firmly or securely fixed in place; stable [from 9th c.]
    That rope is dangerously loose. Make it fast!
  2. Of people: steadfast, with unwavering feeling. (Now only in set phrases like ""fast friend"".) [from 10th c.]
  3. Moving with great speed, or capable of doing so; swift, rapid [from 14th c.]
    I am going to buy a fast car.
  4. (computing, of a piece of hardware) Able to transfer data in a short period of time
  5. deep or sound (of sleep); fast asleep (of people) [16th-19th c.]
  6. Of dyes or colours: not running or fading when subjected to detrimental conditions such as wetness or intense light; permanent [from 17th c.]
    All the washing has come out pink. That red tee-shirt was not fast.
  7. (colloquial) Having an extravagant lifestyle or immoral habits [from 18th c.]
    Shes fast – she slept with him on their first date..
  8. ahead of the correct time or schedule [from 19th c.]
    There must be something wrong with the hall clock. It is always fast.
  9. (of photographic film) More sensitive to light than average [from 20th c.]

fast (comparative faster, superlative fastest)

  1. In a firm or secure manner, securely; in such a way as not to be moved [from 10th c.]
    Hold this rope as fast as you can.
  2. (of sleeping) deeply or soundly [from 13th c.]
    He is fast asleep.
  3. Immediately following in place or time; close, very near [from 13th c.]
    The horsemen came fast on our heels.
  4. quickly, with great speed; within a short time [from 13th c.]
    Do it as fast as you can.
  5. ahead of the correct time or schedule
    I think my watch is running fast.


  1. although, even though

Definizione italiano>inglese fast

Traduzione 'veloce'

rapido |veloce |digiuno |digiunare |rapida |velocemente |presto |avanti |fisso |profondamente |profondo |rapidamente |resistente |saldamente |anticipo |breve |celere |cima |duro |espresso |fermamente |fermo |forte |frettoloso |in anticipo |in fretta |leggero |quadragesimale |saldo |solido |svelto |

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