Rapidly \Rap"id*ly\ (r[a^]p"[i^]d*l[y^]), adv. In a rapid manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • rapidly — index instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rapidly — [adv] very quickly at speed, briskly, expeditiously, fast, flat out*, full tilt*, hastily, hurriedly, immediately, in a hurry, in a rush, in haste, lickety split*, like a shot*, posthaste, precipitately, promptly, speedily, swiftly, with… …   New thesaurus

  • rapidly — rap|id|ly [ˈræpıdli] adv very quickly and in a very short time ▪ The disease was spreading more rapidly than expected. rapidly growing/changing/expanding etc ▪ the rapidly changing world of technology …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rapidly — adverb With speed; in a rapid manner. She packed her case rapidly and hurried out. Syn: quickly, speedily …   Wiktionary

  • rapidly — adv. Rapidly is used with these verbs: ↑absorb, ↑accelerate, ↑accumulate, ↑adjust, ↑advance, ↑age, ↑approach, ↑ascend, ↑assimilate, ↑beat, ↑blink, ↑boil, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • rapidly — adverb a new computer worm spread rapidly through the Internet on Tuesday Syn: quickly, fast, swiftly, speedily, at the speed of light, posthaste, at full tilt, briskly; hurriedly, hastily, in haste, in a rush, precipitately; informal like a shot …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rapidly — rapid ► ADJECTIVE ▪ happening in a short time or at great speed. ► NOUN (usu. rapids) ▪ a fast flowing and turbulent part of the course of a river. DERIVATIVES rapidity noun rapidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin rapidus, from rapere take by force …   English terms dictionary

  • rapidly — adverb see rapid I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rapidly — See rapidity. * * * …   Universalium

  • rapidly — Synonyms and related words: always, amain, apace, at all times, at flank speed, at full speed, at once, briskly, ceaselessly, constantly, continually, daily, daily and hourly, day after day, day and night, double quick, ever, ever and anon, every …   Moby Thesaurus

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