Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

speed - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun speed pronunciation in American English /spid/
Word Forms
Close
singularspeed
pluralspeeds
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the rate at which someone or something moves
    speed of: The device measures the speed and direction of the wind.
    top speed (=the fastest that something can travel): The new model has a top speed of 125 miles per hour.
    pick up/gather speed (=go faster): The hurricane has picked up speed and turned toward the coast.
    1. a.
      the rate at which something happens
      They were working with incredible speed.
    2. b.
      the rate at which a machine works
      a printing speed of 6 pages per minute
  2. 2
    movement that is very fast
    The main advantage of this bike is its speed.
  3. 3
    [countable] a gear1 1
    a car with a 5-speed transmission

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog