Speed Speed (sp[=e]d), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sped} (sp[e^]d), {Speeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speeding}.] [AS. sp[=e]dan, fr. sp[=e]d, n.; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See {Speed}, n.] 1. To go; to fare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To warn him now he is too farre sped. --Remedy of Love. [1913 Webster]

2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped; The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper. [1913 Webster]

Save London, and send true lawyers their meed! For whoso wants money with them shall not speed! --Lydgate. [1913 Webster]

I told ye then he should prevail, and speed On his bad errand. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To make haste; to move with celerity. [1913 Webster]

I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To be expedient. [Obs.] --Wyclif (2 Cor. xii. 1.) [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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