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- the state of moving quickly or the capacity for rapid motion; rapidity
- the rate of motion or action, specifically (mathematics)/(physics) the magnitude of the velocity; the rate distance is traversed in a given time
- (photography) the sensitivity to light of film, plates.
- (slang) any amphetamine drug used as a stimulant, especially illegally, especially methamphetamine
- (archaic) luck, success, prosperity
- knot (kt or kn)
- imperial and U.S. customary:
Third person singular
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To prosper, be lucky.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To help someone, to give them fortune.
- God speed, until we meet again.
- To go fast, especially excessively fast.
- The Ferrari was speeding along the road.
- To exceed the speed limit.
- Why do you speed when the road is so icy?
- (slang) To be under the influence of stimulant drugs, especially amphetamines.
The Cambridge Guide to English Usage indicates that sped is for objects in motion (the race car sped) while speeded is used for activities or processes, but notes that the British English convention does not hold in American English.
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