American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
- n. A burst of speed or activity.
- v. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
- v. To move over (a distance) rapidly or at top speed for a brief period: sprinted the last 100 yards to the finish line.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run at full speed, as in a short-distance footrace.
- n. A run at full speed, as in a short-distance foot-race.
- n. A short race at top speed
- n. A burst of speed or activity
- n. In Agile software development, a period of development of a fixed time that is preceded and followed by meetings.
- v. transitive, intransitive To run, cycle, etc. at top speed for a short period
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To run very rapidly; to run at full speed.
- n. The act of sprinting; a run of a short distance at full speed.
- v. run very fast, usually for a short distance
- n. a quick run
- Possibly alteration of Middle English sprenten, to spring up, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal sprinta and Old Norse spretta, to jump. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Short-term sprint interval versus traditional endurance training: similar initial adaptations in human skeletal muscle and exercise performance.”
“As the three rode onto the pavement, Myerson took the sprint from the front with McNicholas second and Lindine third.”
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“Since winning the world junior championship in sprint in 1997, Hakkinen has failed to medal at the highest level.”
“A sprint is generally between 800 meters and 1.3 kilometers.”
“Inside scoop: Ackermann, the reigning Olympic silver medalist in sprint, swept the individual titles in the 2005 world championships.”
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