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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fast, fahst]
    • /fæst, fɑst/
    • /fɑːst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst]
    • /fæst, fɑst/

Definitions of faster word

  • adjective faster moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker. 1
  • adjective faster done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time: a fast race; fast work. 1
  • adjective faster indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as of a clock. noting or according to daylight-saving time. 1
  • adjective faster adapted to, allowing, productive of, or imparting rapid movement: a hull with fast lines; one of the fastest pitchers in baseball. 1
  • adjective faster characterized by unrestrained conduct or lack of moral conventions, especially in sexual relations; wanton; loose: Some young people in that era were considered fast, if not downright promiscuous. 1
  • adjective faster characterized by hectic activity: leading a fast life. 1

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Origin of faster

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English fæst firm; cognate with Dutch vast, Old Norse fastr firm, German fest; akin to fast2

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Parts of speech for Faster


faster popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

faster usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faster

adverb faster

  • sooner — a native or inhabitant of Oklahoma (the Sooner State, ) (used as a nickname).

noun faster

  • dieter — food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.

interjection faster

  • come on — You say 'Come on' to someone to encourage them to do something they do not much want to do.
  • quickly — with speed; rapidly; very soon.

adjective faster

  • accelerated — Simple past tense and past participle of accelerate.

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