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Roget-categorie 274

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.2. Degrees of motion

#274. Velocity

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velocity, speed, celerityswiftness etc. adj. — rapidity, eagle speedexpedition etc. (activity) 682pernicityaccelerationhaste etc. 684.
spurt, rush, dash, race, steeple chasesmart rate, lively rate, swift rate etc. adj. — rattling rate, spanking rate, strapping rate, smart pace, lively pace, swift pace, rattling pace, spanking pace, strapping paceround paceflying, flight.
lightning, greased lightning, light, electricity, windcannon ball, rocket, arrow, dart, hydrargyrum [Lat.], quicksilvertelegraph, express traintorrent.
eagle, antelope, courser, race horse, gazelle, greyhound, hare, doe, squirrel, camel bird, chickaree, chipmunk, hackee [U.S.], ostrich, scorcher [Slang].
Mercury, Ariel, Camilla, Harlequin.
[Measurement of velocity] log, log linespeedometer, odometer, tachometer, strobe, radar speed detector, radar trap, air speed gauge, wind sock, wind speed meterpedometer.


move quickly, trip, fiskspeed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttlescud, scuddlescour, scour the plainscamperrun like mad, beat itfly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brushcut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrelscorch, burn up the trackrush etc. (be violent) 173dash on, dash off, dash forwardbolt trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boommarch in quick time, march in double timeride hard, get over the ground.
hurry etc. (hasten) 684accelerate, put onquickenquicken one's pace, mend one's paceclap spurs to one's horsemake haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's wayput one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a scorecarry sail, crowd sailgo off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain groundoutstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind.
keep up with, keep pace withoutstrip etc. 303outmarch.

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fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleetalipednimble, agile, expeditiousexpressactive etc. 682flying, galloping etc. v. — light footed, nimble footedwinged, eagle winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphiclight-legged, light of heelswift as an arrow etc. n. — quick as lightning etc. n., quick as a thought.


swiftly etc. adj. — with speed etc. n. — apaceat a great rate, at full speed, at railway speedfull drive, full gallopposthaste, in full sail, tantivy trippinglyinstantaneously etc. 113.
under press of sail, under press of canvas, under press of sail and steamvelis et remis [Lat.], on eagle's wing, in double quick timewith rapid strides, with giant stridesa pas de geant [Fr.]in seven league bootswhip and spurventre a terre [Fr.]as fast as one's legs will carry one, as fast as one's heels will carry oneas fast as one can lay legs to the ground, at the top of one's speedby leaps and boundswith haste etc. 684.


vires acquirit eundo [Lat.]I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty minutes" [M.

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swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow" [M.

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go like a bat out of helltempus fugit [Lat.].

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