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Definition 1: a strongly fortified defensive structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fastness in the sense of this definition

(fastness is a kind of ...) a structure used to defend against attack

"the artillery battered down the defenses"

(... is a kind of fastness ) a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

(... is a kind of fastness ) a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire

(... is a kind of fastness ) a stronghold

(... is a kind of fastness ) the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

(... is a kind of fastness ) an entrenched stronghold or refuge

Definition 2: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fastness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the project advanced with gratifying speed

Synonyms for fastness in the sense of this definition

(fastness is a kind of ...) the relative speed of progress or change

"he lived at a fast pace" "he works at a great rate" "the pace of events accelerated"

(... is a kind of fastness ) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

"he soon regretted his haste"

(... is a kind of fastness ) (computer science) the speed with which a computational device can execute instructions; measured in MIPS

(... is a kind of fastness ) the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages

(... are attributes of fastness) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

(... are attributes of fastness) not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

"a slow walker" "the slow lane of traffic" "her steps were slow" "he was slow in reacting to the news" "slow but steady growth"

Definition 3: the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for fastness in the sense of this definition

(fastness is a kind of ...) not capable of being moved or rearranged

(... is a kind of fastness ) the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily

"the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"

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