Speed gauge
Speed Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. ``For common speed.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day. --Gen. xxiv. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel. [1913 Webster]

Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: In kinematics, speedis sometimes used to denote the amount of velocity without regard to direction of motion, while velocity is not regarded as known unless both the direction and the amount are known. [1913 Webster]

3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or success. [Obs.] ``Hercules be thy speed!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{God speed}, Good speed; prosperity. See {Godspeed}.

{Speed gauge}, {Speed indicator}, & {Speed recorder} (Mach.), devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given time.

{Speed lathe} (Mach.), a power lathe with a rapidly revolving spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a hand lathe.

{Speed pulley}, a cone pulley with steps. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch; expedition; hurry; acceleration. See {Haste}. [1913 Webster]


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  • speed gauge — greitmatis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. speed counter; speed gage; speed gauge; speedometer vok. Geschwindigkeitsmesser, m rus. велосиметр, m; скоростемер, m; спидометр, m pranc. indicateur de vitesse, m; vélocimètre, m ryšiai: dar …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Speed — Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. For common speed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speed indicator — Speed Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. For common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speed lathe — Speed Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. For common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speed pulley — Speed Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. For common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speed recorder — Speed Speed, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.] 1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success. For common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gauge — 01. The police were able to [gauge] the speed of the car using a hand held radar gun. 02. The government has commissioned a poll to [gauge] public opinion on the issue. 03. Use a pressure [gauge] to make sure you don t put too much air in your… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • speed counter — greitmatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Judančio kūno greičio matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. speed counter; speed gage; speed gauge; speed indicator; speedometer vok. Geschwindigkeitsmesser, m rus. велосиметр, m;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • speed gage — greitmatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Judančio kūno greičio matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. speed counter; speed gage; speed gauge; speed indicator; speedometer vok. Geschwindigkeitsmesser, m rus. велосиметр, m;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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