rapid meaning

  • Rapids are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient, causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence. Rapids are hydrological features between a run (a smoothly flowing part of a stream) and a cascade.
  • Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI. A Class 5 rapid may be categorized as Class 5.1-5.9.

    Definition of rapid in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrapids
    1. (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.
      1. (dated) A burst of rapid fire.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore rapidSUPmost rapid
        1. Very swift or quick.
          1. a rapid stream;  rapid growth;  rapid improvement ‎
        2. Steep, changing altitude quickly. (of a slope).
          1. Needing only a brief exposure time. (of a lens, plate, film, etc.).
            1. (England, dialectal) Violent, severe.
              1. OBS (dialectal) Happy.
              2. AdverbCOMmore rapidSUPmost rapid
                1. (archaic or colloquial) Rapidly.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Munkvold and O’Mara (2002) reported that fludioxonil was more effective in promoting rapid maize root growth compared with the fungicides captan and difeconazole.
                    • The significant cash flow of the enlarged entity following a combination would allow for rapid debt paydown and the continued funding of growth initiatives.
                    • When you swing a child move it in short to-and-fros at first, and do not indulge in any high or rapid swings until the child is well used to the movement, ...
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Adverbs
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                      Related Links:
                      1. en rapidly
                      2. en rapidity
                      3. fr rapido
                      4. en rapids
                      5. fr rapide
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of rapid for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "rapid" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
                      Difficultness: Level 1
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                      Definiteness: Level 7
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