Word of the Day: Fast

Fast/fast/făst Adjective: the capability of acting or moving in a swift manner “The fast talker makes mistakes.” Japanese proverb
Adjective: taking the least amount of time to accomplish a specific task “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” Xenophon, 430 BC – 357 BC Adjective: quick to understand or learn certain content “I’m a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I use to, but I think I still learn as fast.” Carl Lewis, 1961- Adjective: not likely to fade “Beauty seen is never lost, God’s colors all are fast.” John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807 – 1892 Adjective: totally loyal “So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends.” Buffalo Bill, 1846 – 1917 Adjective: indicating that something is ahead of the standard time “I keep my clocks a little fast, that way time won’t take me by surprise.” Ruth Whitman, 1922-1999 Adjective: firmly secured or not easily freed “Tree roots such as Tap, Net and Flat hold fast in the ground storing proper nutrients.” Adverb: with great speed; quickly “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.” Ovid, 43 BC – 17 AD Adverb: tightly “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langton Hughes, 1902-1967 Adverb: ahead of the correct time “I’m afraid of getting too close, falling in love too fast, trusting too much, and expecting too much of the wrong person.” Unknown Adverb: in a sound manner “A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.” Unknown Adverb: firmly secured “He who grasps at all, holds nothing fast.” German proverb Noun: the voluntary act of going without food or drink “A fast is better than a bad meal.” Irish proverb Noun: a period of time when a person chooses not to eat or drink “A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.” Edwin Louis Cole, 1922 – 2002 Verb: to go without food or drink during a particular time frame “My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.” Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 – 1948 Verb: to consume only certain foods or drinks sparingly “He who eats until he is ill must fast until he is well.” English proverb