Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Very swift or quick.
- a rapid stream; rapid growth; rapid improvement
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels.
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it. […] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?
- 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, “Japan pockets the subsidy …”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30:
- Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
Very swift or quick
rapid (plural rapids)
- (often in the plural) a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.
section of river