warp-speed
adjective see warp speed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Warp speed — [From science fiction tales of spaceship drives operating by warping the shape of space or of time.] literally, a speed faster than the speed of light; fig., an extremely high speed, usually the fastest possible; used only in the figurative sense …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • warp speed — ☆ warp speed n. [term used in science fiction, esp. in the Star Trek TV series, a speed greater than the speed of light < (TIME) WARP + SPEED] Slang a very high rate of speed; extremely fast pace …   English World dictionary

  • warp speed — warp′ speed n. an extremely rapid rate of speed: rumors traveling at warp speed[/ex] • Etymology: alluding to the use in science fiction of spatial or temporal warps to travel interstellar distances …   From formal English to slang

  • warp speed — noun Etymology: from the use in science fiction of space time warps to allow faster than light travel : the highest possible speed * * * an extremely rapid rate of speed: rumors traveling at warp speed. [alluding to the use in science fiction of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • warp speed — noun a) A hypothetical, extremely rapid, speed, resulting from entering a separate dimension, termed hyperspace; much faster than the speed of light. The ship was accelerating to warp speed, when one of the engines failed. b) Any very …   Wiktionary

  • warp speed — /ˈwɔp spid/ (say wawp speed) –noun 1. Science Fiction the speed attained by using a warp drive. –phrase 2. at warp speed, Colloquial extremely quickly …   Australian English dictionary

  • Warp speed — (jocular) exceedingly fast speed (from science fiction warp speed = speed beyond that of the speed of light) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • warp speed — Australian Slang (jocular) exceedingly fast speed (from science fiction warp speed = speed beyond that of the speed of light) …   English dialects glossary

  • warp speed — noun Etymology: from the use in science fiction of space time warps to allow faster than light travel Date: 1979 the highest possible speed • warp speed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • warp speed — an extremely rapid rate of speed: rumors traveling at warp speed. [alluding to the use in science fiction of spatial or temporal warps to travel interstellar distances] * * * …   Universalium

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