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adjective fast pronunciation in American English /fæst/
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adjectivefast
comparativefaster
superlativefastest
  1. 1
    able to move quickly
    Simon loves fast cars.
    a chance for runners to show how fast they are
    1. a.
      done quickly
      It was a very fast trip.
      a fast drive/run
      a fast pace/tempo/speed: We were expected to work at a fast pace.
    2. b.
      done without waiting or delaying
      The government has promised a fast response to the crisis.
      We need fast and effective action to combat this problem.
    3. d.
      doing or able to do something quickly
      a fast reader/learner: I’m usually quite a fast learner.
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  2. 3
    [not usually before noun] if a clock is fast, it shows a time that is later than the correct time
    My watch is a few minutes fast.
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