miles per hour love

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)
  • n. a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A small plane with an outstanding power-to-weight ratio (provided by a 2,100-horsepower Pratt & Whitney eighteen-cylinder radial engine), the F8F-1 offered both great agility and great speed, up to 434 miles per hour (377 knots).

    First Man

  • While pulling out of his dive at something over five hundred miles per hour and no more than semiconscious, Bowring was jerked back into awareness by a violent blow admin - istered to the Hurricane, as though by some giant fist striking the port wing.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Nurgazy sped along at a constant 60 miles per hour or more, overtaking everything in sight and nudging other drivers out of his way by dint of the sheer bulk and headlong speed of the Mercedes.

    Wildwood

  • A 45-year-old, recently separated housewife with no previous sense of adventure rappeled straight down a 200-foot cliff, then rode a zip line 60 feet in the air, 300 yards across a valley at 40 miles per hour hanging from only wrist straps, resulting in more self-confidence in two days than she had achieved in her entire lifetime.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

  • Whatever the reason, I'm slaloming through bloated SUVs at ninety miles per hour and I start to think about growing up out here, about being a townie in one of the richest zip codes on earth.

    The Beach House

  • If our ascent was nominal, the ADI switch would be the only switch touched until MECO…8½ minutes, 4 million pounds of propellant, and 17,300 miles per hour away.

    Riding Rockets

  • At sea level you've got a couple hundred miles per hour to play with, but at fifty or sixty thousand feet, your stall speed's maybe five hundred knots per hour and your Mach buffet's about five forty.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • For example, they were told to design a set of brakes that could stop a 2,200-pound car from 60 miles per hour in 200 feet ten times in succession without fading.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • Every 15 secondsDiscovery was adding another 1,000 miles per hour to her speed.

    Riding Rockets

  • The ball can come at you at 100 miles per hour duck, guests were warned, so refs policed the sidelines to make sure the crowd stayed behind a safety line.

    Horseplay for Haiti

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