faster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv faster more quickly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster
    • n Faster One who abstains from food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails
    • n faster One who fasts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius Altius Fortius. Translated, it means Faster Higher Stronger.
    • Faster one who fasts: Fast′ing, religious abstinence
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Quotations

  • Carl Rowan
    Carl Rowan
    “Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    Pearl%20S.%20Buck
    “Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.”
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac%20Asimov
    “When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.”
  • Charles F. Kettering
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    “You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fæstan, to fast; Ger. fasten, to keep: perh. allied with fast, firm, in the sense of making strict.

Usage

In literature:

Why, they go down faster than the coin.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Over these roads sleighs, that is carts on runners, were able to travel faster than those on wheels.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
And the queen waited, and in the father's kitchen the bone dropped blood faster than ever.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
They drew almost into position, faster than light, faster than the signaling warnings could send their messages.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Faster and faster her hands moved to the accompaniment of a whining, scraping sound that rose at intervals to a shrill squeak.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
Then the not-rat scuttled backward faster than any real rat could have moved.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Bill urged his horse to a faster walk; tired as the animal was he responded nobly.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Slowly, then faster, then faster still, and finally at full speed backward.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Never had any of them ran faster in their lives, for they were running for their lives.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
For the deer can run ever so much faster than the tiger.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The snow came down faster and thicker.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
But the country moved faster than the Parliament.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The smiths are turning out newer and faster ones all the time.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The animal kept to a walk, for to go faster would have been imprudent if not dangerous.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
The rifles on the hill by the Hall were speaking faster and faster now.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
Faster and faster over the waves it came.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
They did not go faster, because they were talking, and Alloway would have discussed measures only with the chiefs.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It can make its way under ground, faster than the spade can follow it, and faster than any badger.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Faster and faster she turned, and at last the Indian lifted his knife from the stone.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
The louder they shouted the faster the Senator ran.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
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In poetry:

So that's you, man,
or me. I make it as I can,
I pick up, I go
faster than they know—
"A Wicker Basket" by Robert Creeley
If to men our wrongs are stated,
We are but the faster bound,
All our actions reprobated,
No redress for us is found.
"The Song Of Slaughter." by Samuel Bamford
I'd rather have your hatred
Than this lifeless loving claim,
If your heart beat one throb faster
At mention of my name.
"O! Take Away Your Flowers" by Madge Morris Wagner
Home he is coming the faster
That the way he could not miss:
In thy arms, oh take him, Master,
And heal him with a kiss!
"Song of the Saints and Angels" by George MacDonald
"See Christmas-day, my Master,
On the meadow a mile away!
Father Time, make me run faster!
I'm the Shadow of Christmas-day!"
"Master and Boy" by George MacDonald
But, not performing what he meant,
And gladly would have done,
The frighted steed he frighted more,
And made him faster run.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper

In news:

This was more a bump in speed, but it did add a few new features, along with faster graphics performance.
With enough votes and comments, Tom Rahm's Juuie Tek invention will be judged and go into market, making life just a little less pulpy and a lot faster and easier.
MARYSVILLE – City of Marysville solid waste crews resumed Monday the scheduled pickup of residential and commercial garbage, and have doubled staff on trucks to enable faster collection while freeing up time to grab missed pickup routes.
Bi-Metal Blade Geometry for Faster Cutting.
Fortunately, digital imaging solutions are getting faster, cheaper and easier to use.
Ducks' offense getting even faster.
This new release tries to build on previous successes by improving the connection to faster sensors.
The idea behind torque vectoring is to spin the outside tire slightly faster through a corner to point the car into a turn.
Route 17 to Get Faster, And Maybe Get Wider.
The Harrisonburg High School athlete has trained diligently over the past four years to become faster in the pool, a goal which she's achieved with her speed.
Project to improve traffic flow, faster grain reception.
Healthcare giant McKesson uses robots to make filling prescriptions faster and more reliable.
17 Quickfire Shortcuts to Get You Out the Door Faster.
Do you leave carpool lane to let faster cars pass.
In God four ministers will trust as they take to the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton tonight in the "Faster Pastor" event.
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In science:

At larger/smaller r−values, E (τ ) decays faster/slower than the prediction of .
Asymptotic Energy Decay in Inelastic Fluids
In this case, it is possible to exchange angular momentum on a faster timescale than tν by the process of Ekman pumping.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Note however that the Griffiths singularities in Ising-ordered phases in d > 1 are of a very different character—in these cases, the low-energy density of states vanishes faster than any power of ω , as is discussed in Ref. 7.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Nevertheless, as discussed further in Section 4, the scents generally propagate much faster than substantial rearrangements of the modules so this approximation worked quite well.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
We assume these signals propagate much faster than the physical movements of the modules.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Using the saddle point approximation, it is not difficult to show that for large k and l with k/l fixed, Sk ,l grows faster than any exponential of l.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
In the very inner region (not too close to the central black hole or other mass concentration) we expect −1 ≤ σ < 1, so that the cooling increases as ∼ t4 or faster.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Thus in this regime the difference decays much faster and the two susceptibilities become indistinguishable on a typical experimental time scale.
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
Thirdly, it is certain that our new method is faster than the old modified WOS method , because while some of our random walkers are removed during their random walk, in the old method all random walkers must complete their random walks to contribute to the solution according to their weightings.
An Efficient Modified "Walk On Spheres" Algorithm for the Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
Cm−iCm,i + Thus the functions satisfying (5.2), i.e. growing no faster then some power of |z | for |z | → ∞, are the multiplicator in Sq2 .
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
Let now functional h correspond to infinitely q -differentiable function h(z) growing for |z | → ∞ no faster then |z |p , p > 0 is integer .
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
It is faster in the case of the gapless (∆ = 0) initial distribution.
Breakdown of the perturbative renormalization group for S >= 1 random antiferromagnetic spin chains
But drips in the CO models continue to the origin before cooling, so they are more massive and move faster than the drips discussed by Mathews (1997).
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
If tg>Ts, then we have achieved an information velocity faster than light(FTL), in comparison with vaccum, between points B and C in Fig.2.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
This raises the question whether walks with fixed parameter wz /wo can be faster.
Fast graphs for the random walker
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