AskDefine | Define fastness

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1 a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed" [syn: speed, swiftness]
2 the quality of being fixed in place [syn: fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness]
3 a strongly fortified defensive structure [syn: stronghold]

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  1. A secure or fortified place; a stronghold, a fortress.
  2. The state of being fast.
    1. firmness, security
    2. rapidity, swiftness
  3. The ability of a dye to withstand fading.
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