from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Operated or designed for operation at high speed: a high-speed food processor.
- adj. Taking place at high speed: a high-speed chase.
- adj. Having a speed of 50-500 frames per second, as movie film, to record events that occur too rapidly for usual photography.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That operates, moves or takes place at a greater than normal speed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as fast. Opposite of
- adj. performed at a high rate of speed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. operating at high speed
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Imprecision and misunderstanding over the term "high-speed rail" is widespread.
Unsecured creditors, who may not collect anything on the $40 million they are owed, want the company to slow the sale process, which they called a "high-speed train wreck."
Compared to other modes of transport, in the long-term high-speed rail will be a cheap and efficient way to travel, he says.
He called high-speed rail a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we travel in the 21st Century".
I think the real reason the Obama administration is pushing for the so-called high-speed trains has nothing whatsoever to do with meeting transportation needs or saving energy.
LaHood gave Scott a reprieve until the end of this week to make a final decision on the funding, which would go toward a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando; Scott last week renewed his criticism of the project, calling high-speed rail "a federal boondoggle."
In May of 1984, Continental experienced what the FDIC described as a high-speed electronic bank run.
It's known as high-speed rail money, but don't picture bullet trains zipping by at 200 mph.
The iPhone 4S for AT&T uses a faster version of technology called high-speed packet access that increases speeds to as much as 14.4 megabits per second.
Aptly, Eurostar was the name given to the high-speed train service that linked Continental Europe to Britain under a significant body of water.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.