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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Rapid

RAP'ID, adjective [Latin rapidus, from rapio, the primary sense of which is to rush.]

1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; as a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.

Part shun the goal with rapid wheels.

2. Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; as rapid growth; rapid improvement.

3. Of quick utterance of words; as a rapid speaker.