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- adv. In a speedy or fast manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a speedy manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a speedy manner; quickly; with haste; in a short time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with rapid movements
From Middle English spedily, spedili, from Old English *spēdiġlīċe, ġespēdiġlīċe ("prosperously"), equivalent to speedy + -ly. Cognate with Scots spedely, spedelie ("quickly, speedily"). Compare also Old English spēdlīċe ("effectually, effectively, successfully, efficaciously, powerfully, in a manner which produces a result"). (Wiktionary)