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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 fastest word

  • adjective fastest 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 fastest done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time: a fast race; fast work. 1
  • adjective fastest indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as of a clock. noting or according to daylight-saving time. 1
  • adjective fastest adapted to, allowing, productive of, or imparting rapid movement: a hull with fast lines; one of the fastest pitchers in baseball. 1
  • adjective fastest 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 fastest characterized by hectic activity: leading a fast life. 1

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Origin of fastest

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 Fastest


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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".

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