1. Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
2. (Of surfaces) Conducive to rapid speeds
3. (Used of timepieces) Indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
4. (Music) At a rapid tempo
5. Permanently dyed; SYN. colorfast.
6. Securely fixed in place; SYN. firm, immobile.
ETYM Old Eng. faste firmly, strongly, quickly, as. faeste. Related to Fast.
1. Firmly or tightly; SYN. tight.
2. Quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form).
ETYM Old Eng. faste, fast; cf. as. faesten, Old High Germ. fasta, German faste. Related to Fast.
Abstaining from food; SYN. fasting.
1. To abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
2. To abstain from eating