Sped imp. & p. p. of Speed.
Speed v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sped Speeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Speeding.]
1. To go; to fare. [Obs.]
To warn him now he is too farre sped. --Remedy of Love.
2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare.
Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped;
The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. --Waller.
3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.
Save London, and send true lawyers their meed!
For whoso wants money with them shall not speed! --Lydgate.
I told ye then he should prevail, and speed
On his bad errand. --Milton.
4. To make haste; to move with celerity.
I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility. --Shak.
5. To be expedient. [Obs.]
n 1: distance travelled per unit time [syn: velocity]
2: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the
project advanced with gratifying speed" [syn: swiftness,
3: changing location rapidly [syn: speeding, hurrying]
4: the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera)
lens system [syn: focal ratio, f number, stop number]
5: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and
decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some
forms of depression [syn: amphetamine, pep pill, upper]
v 1: step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
"The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot,
hasten, hie, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball
along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]
2: move faster; "The car accelerated" [syn: accelerate, speed
up, quicken] [ant: decelerate]
3: travel at an excessive or illegal velocity; "I got a ticket
4: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck
speed" [syn: travel rapidly, hurry, zip]
5: cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car" [syn: accelerate,
speed up] [ant: decelerate]