Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech:

Swift; speedy.

Part of speech: adjective

Having great speed; swift; fast; quick.

Part of speech: noun

A descent in a river less abrupt than a waterfall.

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Usage examples "rapid":

  1. He was walking at a rapid pace, and when he reached Dempster's door he turned and entered without knocking. - "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
  2. A short silence followed; then a door opened and shut quickly, and rapid footsteps passed up the staircase and along the hall outside of her room. - "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.
  3. All this was uttered in a very rapid but solemn accent. - "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.