action that appears to move faster than normal on the screen, accomplished by filming the action at less than normal speed in the camera and then projecting it at normal speed.
(films) action that appears to have occurred at a faster speed than that at which it was filmed Compare slow motion (sense 1)
adv. former adverbial cousin to fast (adj.), from Old English fæstlic “firm, fixed, steadfast, resolute;” obsolete in 19c., simple fast taking its place.
[fast-moo-ving, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈmu vɪŋ, ˈfɑst-/ adjective 1. moving or capable of moving at high speed. 2. (of a novel, play, or the like) having sustained action and interest with events following one another rapidly; lively in plot.
[fast-nis, fahst-] /ˈfæst nɪs, ˈfɑst-/ noun 1. a secure or fortified place; stronghold: a mountain fastness. 2. the state of being fixed or firm: the fastness of democratic institutions. 3. the state of being rapid. /ˈfɑːstnɪs/ noun 1. a stronghold; fortress 2. the state or quality of being firm or secure 3. the ability of […]
noun, Judaism. 1. . [tah-nit es-ter, -nis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-ah-neet es-ter; Ashkenazic Hebrew tah-ah-nis es-tuh r] /ˈtɑˌnɪt ˈɛs tər, -nɪs; Sephardic Hebrew ˌtɑ ɑˈnit ɛsˈtɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɑ ɑ nɪs ˈɛs tər/ noun 1. a Jewish fast day observed on the 13th day of the month of Adar in memory of Esther’s fast of three […]