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Meaning of "rapid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RAPID

From Latin rapidus tearing away, from rapere to seize.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RAPID

rapid  [ˈræpɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAPID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rapid is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RAPID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rapid

Rapids are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient, causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence. Rapids are hydrological features between a run and a cascade. Rapids are characterised by the river becoming shallower with some rocks exposed above the flow surface. As flowing water splashes over and around the rocks, air bubbles become mixed in with it and portions of the surface acquire a white colour, forming what is called "whitewater". Rapids occur where the bed material is highly resistant to the erosive power of the stream in comparison with the bed downstream of the rapids. Very young streams flowing across solid rock may be rapids for much of their length. Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI. A Class 5 rapid may be categorized as Class 5.1-5.9. While class I rapids are easy to negotiate and require no maneuvering, class VI rapids pose threat to life with little or no chance for rescue.

Definition of rapid in the English dictionary

The first definition of rapid in the dictionary is performed or occurring during a short interval of time; quick. Other definition of rapid is characterized by high speed. Rapid is also acting or moving quickly; fast.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAPID


bicuspid
baɪˈkʌspɪd
canopied
ˈkænəpɪd
Cupid
ˈkjuːpɪd
cuspid
ˈkʌspɪd
glycolipid
ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈlɪpɪd
insipid
ɪnˈsɪpɪd
intrepid
ɪnˈtrɛpɪd
limpid
ˈlɪmpɪd
lipid
ˈlaɪpɪd
lipide
ˈlaɪpɪd
phospholipid
ˌfɒsfəˈlɪpɪd
photocopied
ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpɪd
sapid
ˈsæpɪd
stupid
ˈstjuːpɪd
tepid
ˈtɛpɪd
torpid
ˈtɔːpɪd
trepid
ˈtrepɪd
tricuspid
traɪˈkʌspɪd
ultrarapid
ˌʌltrəˈræpɪd
vapid
ˈvæpɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAPID

raphis
rapid deployment force
rapid dominance
rapid eye movement
rapid eye movement sleep
rapid fire
rapid reaction force
rapid transit
rapid transit chess
rapid transit system
rapid-fire
rapidity
rapidly
rapidness
rapids
rapier
rapier wit
rapier-like
rapiered
rapine

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAPID

acid
aid
android
avoid
bid
David
did
elapid
grid
id
kid
lepid
liquid
Madrid
mid
multicuspid
paid
said
salpid
vespid

Synonyms and antonyms of rapid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RAPID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rapid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rapid

Translation of «rapid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAPID

Find out the translation of rapid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rapid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rapid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 快速的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rápido
570 millions of speakers

English

rapid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेजी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السريع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быстрый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rápido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্রুত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rapide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cepat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schnell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

迅速な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신속한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cepet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரைவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जलद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hızlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rapido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szybki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

швидкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rapid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταχεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vinnige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snabb
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rask
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rapid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAPID»

The term «rapid» is very widely used and occupies the 5.139 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAPID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rapid

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10 QUOTES WITH «RAPID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rapid.
1
Jane Austen
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
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Spencer Bachus
The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes.
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Emily Greene Balch
Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
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Thomas P.M. Barnett
The Air Force has it far worse than the Navy in terms of existential fears, primarily due to the rapid rise and unbelievable dissemination of drones, where seemingly now every military unit has their own miniature air wing of what would have recently passed as toys.
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Norman Borlaug
For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries.
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John Bright
We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years.
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Conrad Burns
I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation in the telecommunications marketplace.
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Prince Charles
We're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it.
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Laurent Fabius
For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date.
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Toshihiko Fukui
The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAPID»

Discover the use of rapid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rapid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Consequences of Rapid Population Growth in Developing ...
First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
‎1991
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A Rapid Sanskrit Method
Here is a textbook of Sanskrit grammar whose popularity with teachers and students alike has been on increase since its first printing.
George L. Hart, 1996
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Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications
The book includes several related problems so that the reader can test his or her understanding of the topics. New to this edition, the included CD-ROM presents animated illustrations of the working principles of today’s key RP processes.
Chee Kai Chua, Kah Fai Leong, Chu Sing Lim, 2010
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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules
Inside, you’ll find: A rapid-development strategy that can be applied to any project and the best practices to make that strategy work Candid discussions of great and not-so-great rapid-development practices—estimation, prototyping, ...
Steve McConnell, 2010
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Nature in Focus: Rapid Ecological Assessment
The book: presents an overview of the REA methodology and sampling framework reviews all aspects of an REA: planning and management, mapping and spatial information, information management describes surveys of vegetation and fauna presents ...
Roger Sayre, Ellen Roca, Gina Sedaghatkish, 1999
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Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques ...
Do the resources needed seem overwhelming? This handbook introduces Rapid CD, a fast-paced, adaptive form of Contextual Design.
Karen Holtzblatt, Jessamyn Burns Wendell, Shelley Wood, 2005
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Rapid Review Pharmacology
This new edition in the highly rated Rapid Review Series is formatted as a bulleted outline with photographs, tables, and figures that address all the pharmacology information you need to know for the USMLE.
Thomas L. Pazdernik, Laszlo Kerecsen, 2010
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Rapid Review Biochemistry
Review the most current information with completely updated chapters, images, and questions. Profit from the guidance of series editor, Dr. Edward Goljan, a well-known author of medical review books, who reviewed and edited every question.
John W. Pelley, Edward F. Goljan, 2010
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Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction
Rapid Assessment Process is the first introduction to the RAP group of ethnographic methods and techniques that provide field-based research findings for policymakers and program planners.
James Beebe, 2001
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Rapid Prototyping: Laser-Based and Other Technologies
This book provides an updated overview of RP technologies at a level of detail that university engineering students taking courses on RP as well R&D and operating professionals from industry interested in RP are likely to find attractive.
Patri K. Venuvinod, Weiyin Ma, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAPID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rapid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mighty Mammoths Fell Prey to Rapidly Warming Earth
The mighty megafauna of the last ice age, including the wooly mammoths, short-faced bears and cave lions, largely went extinct because of rapid ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Rapid City Harassment Trial Set To Begin Wednesday
A South Dakota man accused of abusing American Indian children with racial slurs and spraying them with beer at a minor league hockey game is headed to ... «KELOLAND TV, Jul 15»
3
Rhinos get camera implants to deter poachers
The Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID) was developed by Protect, a British nonprofit focused on conservation and animal welfare. The device ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
4
Hailstorm coats U.S. Highway 16 south of Rapid City
Aaron Ward, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City, said that between 7 and 7:15 p.m., pea-size hail pelted the highway at Beretta ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
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A Rapid Ebola Test Can Diagnose the Disease In Just Minutes
The new rapid diagnostic test (RDT), called Corgenix ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test kit, can be done right at the bedside with just a drop of blood. A rapid test puts ... «TIME, Jun 15»
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Vets confirm outbreak of canine flu in Rapid City area
Multiple cases of canine influenza have been confirmed in Rapid City. ... The third separate case of the dog flu was confirmed in the Rapid City area Tuesday ... «Rapid City Journal, Jun 15»
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Spain to host rapid reaction US military force
Spain has agreed to host a US rapid reaction military force to deal with crises in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The deal will allow 2,200 US troops and 500 ... «BBC News, May 15»
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Man shot to death in quiet Rapid City neighborhood overnight Sunday
Law enforcement officers are seen investigating Monday outside a home at 3319 Maple Ave. in south Rapid City where a man was shot to death late Sunday. «Rapid City Journal, May 15»
9
Jack White to play today in Rapid City
Rapid City is the fourth and second to last performance on the small tour. White was in Jackson, Wyo., on Thursday, and Boise, Idaho, and Anchorage, Alaska., ... «Rapid City Journal, Apr 15»
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Rapid City man faces murder charge in child's death
A Rapid City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating of a 21-month-old Black Hawk boy who died Saturday, according to Meade ... «Rapid City Journal, Apr 15»

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