Rapid Rap"id (r[a^]p"[i^]d), a. [L. rapidus, fr. rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch or hurry away; perhaps akin to Gr. 'arpa`zein: cf. F. rapide. Cf. {Harpy}, {Ravish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion. [1913 Webster]

Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession. [1913 Webster]

3. Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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