Rapid

Adjective

  • Needing only a brief exposure time. (of a lens, plate, film, etc.)
  • Steep, changing altitude quickly. (of a slope)
  • (obsolete, dialectal) Happy.
  • Very swift or quick.

    "a rapid stream;"

  • (England, dialectal) Violent, severe.

Adverb

  • (archaic or colloquial) Rapidly.

Noun

  • (dated) A burst of rapid fire.
  • (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.

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