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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a hasty/speedy departure (=done very quickly and suddenly)
▪ I was surprised by her hasty departure.
a quick/speedy solution
▪ We need to find a quick solution.
a speedy/quick/swift recovery
▪ We wish him a speedy recovery.
▪ Amazingly, the ghost disappeared after the exorcism - and the Earl made a speedy recovery.
▪ I hope every driver who got stabbed by this perverted human being has a speedy recovery.
▪ Better information is known to aid speedier recovery for patients: the position is no different with redundancies.
▪ I wish you a speedy recovery from this business.
▪ Advances in keyhole surgery and laser treatment mean much speedier recovery.
▪ A card was passed around for those present to send their good wishes for a speedy recovery.
▪ For the short term it sees patchy signs of improvement and no speedy recovery.
▪ BMost people waiting for appointments wanted a speedy resolution and some kind of explanation for the bills they had received.
▪ Law School Dean Mike Sharlot said the direct appeal likely will produce a speedier resolution.
▪ Still, speedy resolution of some cases could free up those vital human resources for more complicated ones.
▪ But Republican leaders were pessimistic about a speedy resolution.
▪ Everyone would like to see a speedy resolution to the conflict.
▪ Thousands of letters and telegrams arrived wishing Nikolai a speedy recovery from his surgery.
▪ We are working to ensure the safe and speedy return of all the refugees to their homes.
▪ We hope you make a speedy recovery.
▪ After decades of stagnation, there is a popular groundswell for speedy change and a market economy.
▪ Clinton met with Gingrich and other leaders Monday to press them for speedy action on those measures.
▪ Law School Dean Mike Sharlot said the direct appeal likely will produce a speedier resolution.
▪ Online forms are provided to make booking a visit as simple and speedy as possible.
▪ The administration designed the package in hopes of winning speedy Senate confirmation for all three.
▪ What is required is a speedy and effective legal procedure which secures corrections and counter-statements by way of an alternative procedure to libel litigation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Speedy \Speed"y\ (-[y^]), a. [Compar. Speedier; superl. Speediest.] [AS. sp[=e]dyg.] Not dilatory or slow; quick; swift; nimble; hasty; rapid in motion or performance; as, a speedy flight; on speedy foot.

I will wish her speedy strength.

Darts, which not the good could shun, The speedy ould outfly.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English spedig "prosperous, wealthy," from speed (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "moving swiftly" is from late 14c. Related: Speedily; speediness. Speedy Gonzales, Warner Brothers studios talking cartoon mouse, debuted in a 1953 short directed by Bob McKimson.


a. rapid; swift

  1. adj. characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movment"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy" [syn: rapid]

  2. accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial" [syn: quick]

  3. [also: speediest, speedier]

Speedy (comics)

Speedy is the name of two DC Comics superheroes, fictional characters that have each served as teenaged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a.k.a. Oliver Queen).


Speedy can mean:

Speedy (Mia Dearden)

Mia Dearden is a DC Comics superheroine, the second character to take the mantle of Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy. Created by writer Kevin Smith and artist Phil Hester, she first appeared in Green Arrow (vol. 3) #2 (May 2001). She is notable as one of the few HIV-positive characters in comic books. In The New 52, a mysterious man is currently searching for Mia.

Speedy (Telkom)

Speedy is an internet service provider from Telkom Indonesia in the form of Internet access services to households and small and medium-sized business. it offers a range of packages for download speeds between 512 kbit/s and 100Mbit/s. Advertising may be inserted.

Speedy (band)

Speedy were a five-piece Indie Pop/ Britpop band from Sheffield, England, whose songs were known for their witty lyrics, often observing the darker and seedier side of working class life; "kitchen sink narratives" in the words of founder and lead singer Philip Watson. Their debut single on a major label Boy Wonder reached #56 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1996, but further chart success eluded them.

Speedy (film)

Speedy is a 1928 silent film that was one of the films to be nominated for the short-lived Academy Award for Best Director of a Comedy. The film stars famous comedian Harold Lloyd in the eponymous leading role, and it was his last silent film to be released in theatres.

The film was written by Albert DeMond (titles), John Grey (story), J.A. Howe (story), Lex Neal (story), and Howard Emmett Rogers (story) with uncredited assistance from Al Boasberg and Paul Girard Smith. The film was directed by Ted Wilde, the last silent film to be directed by him, and was shot in both Hollywood, and on location in New York City.

Speedy (musician)

Speedy (born Juan Antonio Ortiz Garcia on September 10, 1979) is a Puerto Rican Reggaeton artist.

In 2005, he released a remix of the single " Siéntelo" which was originally recorded for the 2001 various artists compilation, Sandunguero by DJ Blass. The remix featured Lumidee and hit the Top 10 in Belgium, Finland, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Billboard called it "the first international reggaetón hit". PopMatters critic Matt Cibula described Speedy as "charismatic and spunky", and said that despite its sometimes mediocre lyrics and Speedy's "thin" voice, Speedy's 2005 album Nueva Generación was possibly the best reggaeton album of the year and "an excellent example of what intelligent and sophisticated but unpretentious pop music can do when it wants to."

Other artists he has worked with include Plan B, Daddy Yankee and Lito & Polaco. Speedy is currently working on new mixtapes for his label Yoko-Joe Records.

Speedy (nickname)

Speedy is a nickname which may refer to:

  • Speedy Atkins (1875–1928), African-American worker whose corpse was turned into a mummy
  • Speedy Claxton (born 1978), American retired National Basketball Association player
  • Speedy Duncan (born 1942), American former National Football League player
  • Speedy Haworth (1922–2008), American country music guitarist and singer
  • Gregory S. Martin (born 1948), United States Air Force general and Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
  • Speedy Morris (born 1942), retired La Salle University basketball head coach
  • Jeret Peterson (1981–2011), American aerial skier
  • Speedy Thomas (1947–2003), American Football League and National Football League player
  • Speedy Thompson (1926–1972), American NASCAR pioneer and driver
  • Speedy West (1924–2003), American pedal steel guitarist and record producer, member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Usage examples of "speedy".

The Romans, who now aspired only to the permission of a safe and speedy retreat, endeavored to persuade themselves, that this formidable appearance was occasioned by a troop of wild asses, or perhaps by the approach of some friendly Arabs.

What if there were to be an article in the newspapers reporting that an apprentice from Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors had been arrested by the police in connection with some racket?

I have assuredly made a mistake, for the time draws to an end and I feel no signs of a speedy delivery.

But please do extend my best wishes to the benison, and to Her Serenity for a speedy recovery.

I cherish the hope that all the friends, realizing the necessity of this measure, will bestir themselves and contribute, however modestly at first, towards the speedy establishment and the increase of that Fund.

And the same effects caused but a feeble resistance to be opposed to their arms, and the speedy surrender of Manilla by its priest-ridden and effeminate defenders.

As acute suppression of the menses is due to derangement of the circulation of the blood, caused by taking cold, by violent excitement of the propensities or excessively strong emotional experience, the prominent indication is to secure its speedy equalization.

Larut, although aided by Captain Speedy and a force of well-drilled troops recruited by him in India, and possessing four Krupp guns, was powerless to restore order, and Larut was destroyed, being absolutely turned into a wilderness, in which all but three houses had been burned, and, while the Malays had fled, the surviving Si Kwans were living behind stockades, while those of the faction opposed to that with which the Mentri and his Commander-in-Chief, Captain Speedy, had allied themselves, were living on the products of orchards from which their owners had been driven, and on booty, won by a wholesale system of piracy and murder, practiced not only on the Perak waters but on the high seas.

He ran nearly on all fours, both because it was the naturally speediest position for kzin and for fear of beams, Sinclair monomolecular wires and other booby traps.

I have is a small monoplane, the Butterfly, I call it, and while it is very speedy, there have been such advances made in aeroplane construction since I made mine that I fear I would be distanced if I raced in her.

Looking forward to the speedy establishment of a permanent government to take the place of this, which by its greater moral and physical power will be better able to combat with many difficulties that arise from the conflicting interests of separate nations, I enter upon the duties of the office to which I have been chosen with the hope that the beginning of our career, as a Confederacy, may not be obstructed by hostile opposition to our enjoyment of the separate existence and independence we have asserted, and which, with the blessing of Providence, we intend to maintain.

Speedy was openly contemptuous of this manifest waste of effort, Pander set to and made a second mannikin.

But there is no reason to anticipate a speedy breakdown of what one may call particularist religion and the substitution therefor of a faith built up out of many diverse elements and held in common by widely separated tempers.

Towards noon Phileas Fogg, having ascertained their position, called Passepartout, and ordered him to go for Captain Speedy.

Berthier was reappointed to the Ministry on the 8th of October 1800,--a very speedy return if he had really been disgraced.