Translation of speed in Spanish:


velocidad, n.

Pronunciation /spid//spiːd/


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    • 1.1(rate of movement, progress)

      velocidad feminine
      what speed were you doing? ¿a qué velocidad ibas?
      • what is its top speed? ¿cuál es la velocidad máxima (que da)?
      • they set off at top/high speed salieron a toda/alta velocidad
      • at a speed of ... a una velocidad de ...
      • if you carry on at this speed we'll never finish si sigues a este paso, no vamos a terminar nunca
      • the car performs well at high speed el coche responde muy bien a altas velocidades
      • to pick up / gather speed cobrar / ganar velocidad
      • to lose speed perder velocidad
      • the speed of light/sound la velocidad de la luz/del sonido
      • to be up to speed (be fully informed) estar al tanto
      • to bring sb up to speed poner a algn al tanto
      • This may impact the overall speed of your local LAN.
      • As your speed rises the engine joins in, but so seamlessly that you will struggle to identify the moment it happens.
      • It does a reasonably good job of this, especially when you consider that there is a broad range of craft in the game, most of which differ in turn rates and top speeds.
      • Hitting a top speed of only 35 mph - half that of today's fire engines - the vehicles have no radio, but are likely to have a police escort.
      • Its operationally loaded top speed is rated around 38 nautical miles per hour.
      • And the 67 year old bachelor told a court that he certainly hadn't been stopped for speeding, because the vehicle had a top speed of just 15 mph.
      • Everyone goes about doing this at his or her own speed.
      • Now the car, with a top speed of 200 mph, is for sale as the main asset of the firm, which went into liquidation.
      • Qualifying and practice speeds show that Dodge has found something that gives the Intrepids an edge.
      • ‘I am well pleased with that,’ said Weir, who hit a top speed of 21 mph in the last 100m.
      • Maria peaked late on Monday as a Category 3 hurricane with top wind speeds at 115 mph.
      • With a top speed of around 70 mph, Karen's boat was the first to go out and took about 15 minutes to negotiate the dock's L-shaped course.
      • Weight deals specifically with speed and how much of a burden the character is on their craft, which can affect its speed.
      • Space and time both turn out to be relative, measurements of length and intervals of time turn out to depend on the relative speeds of the objects in question.
      • Regulate the speed, remembering that the normal speed for projection is 16 pictures per second.
      • But high prices in major cities are curbing the speed of the movement of workers.
      • Starting this season Olga and I work twice a week on stroking exercises, which has really helped the speed in my programs and my overall ice coverage.
      • It has more room for paramedics to work and has a top speed of 155 mph.
      • At the sort of speed you should have been travelling this collision would have been wholly avoidable.
      • Everyone began moving at their top speed out of the dungeon and through the halls.
      • Mark has reached a top speed of 325 mph before he deploys a parachute at 3,000 ft above the ground.
      • But even the extra weight failed to dent the 330 horsepower output, providing a top speed of 144 mph.
      • The plane, with a top speed of just 30 mph crashed at least once in trials but flew on other occasions.
      • That's enough to catapult it to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 113 mph.
      • I just want to bring you up to speed.
      • Mansfield Park has seen such an exodus of players during the summer that the turnstiles must have been rotating at the speed of a carnival ride.
      • Up until QuantiSpeed was introduced, many users were accustomed to rating the speed of a computer by its raw MHz number.
      • Survivors of Australia's bushfires told over the weekend of their mounting surprise, and then panic, at the sheer scale and speed of the unfolding disaster.
      • Able to reach speeds of 60 mph for a short time, it is the second-fastest land animal on earth; only the cheetah is faster.
      • The car, which runs on motorcycle tyres, can still manage 40 miles to the gallon, although its top speed is only 45 mph.
      • Our results also suggest that clonal interference may not have a large effect on the speed of adaptation.
      • The speed with which the 76-year-old tycoon has moved has staggered most observers.
      • The speed with which Bush moved to impose this ban on aid is also significant.
      • It's said that London traffic moves at an average speed of 11 mph, but pedestrian traffic can't be far behind.
      • It may also surprise you to learn that the closing speed at which aircraft collide is typically relatively slow.
      • The second tactic is rather more controversial - the use of part numbers performance ratings to suggest a higher clock speed than is actually the case.
      • Paraffin will get you in the ballpark, but low fluoro will get you more speed.
      • This results in a top speed of 104 mph and the dash from 0-62 is covered in 11.08 seconds.
      • Officers said the top speed was 146 mph - a record in the region.
      • It also has mirrors under the bonnet to give a double effect to the engine and reaches top speeds of 145 mph.

    • 1.2(relative quickness)

      rapidez feminine
      the speed with which the matter was resolved la rapidez con la que se resolvió el asunto
      • the speed of the players la rapidez de los jugadores
      • He gave a low chuckle before, in a sudden movement and with surprising speed, he kicked me across the face.
      • PC Clark said excessive speed and the fact he was two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit were the primary factors behind the smash.
      • ‘The cause of this collision is due to excessive speed,’ PC Cox said.
      • I'm learning speed and explosive movements, and in the past six months, I've been doing yoga for flexibility.
      • Loss of blood had sapped his movements of speed, but he still felt refreshed.
      • A double-page album conveys all the panic, speed, ferocity, movement and verve of the hunt.
      • At times in the first half the All Ireland champions' movement and speed of execution was awesome and Kildare did well to just hang in there.
      • Your muscle fibres will be more receptive to growth and reaction time will increase, thus increasing speed and movement.
      • His movements returned to normal speed, and he dashed toward Abaddon.
      • He said the ‘unfortunate’ accident was due to excessive speed and the torrential rain.
      • The web implants were fairly simple to master, and significantly increased speed of movement underwater.
      • She pointed out that excessive speed, improper overtaking and unexpected events were huge contributory factors.
      • It seems the children quickly appreciated their own limitations and adapted their speed and movements to their abilities.
      • We have been told by the police it would appear the vehicle was being driven at excessive speed.
      • The accident happened due to excessive speed, contributed to by the condition of the near side rear tyre.
      • Five of these collisions were caused by alcohol or drugs resulting in six deaths and two collisions were caused by excessive speed resulting in two deaths.
      • Knowing how and when to release these joints is critical to facility, ease of movement and speed.
      • It was not caused by the weight of concrete in the wagons, the bridge structure, vandalism on the line, or excessive train speed.
      • In Florence he met the Italian Futurists, yet, unlike them, he was less interested in speed and movement than in the effects of colour and light in his work.
      • He emphasised that there was still much work to be done in reducing speeds even further and in changing attitudes towards excessive and inappropriate speed.

    • 1.3(in shorthand, typing)

      velocidad feminine

  • 2

    film speed sensibilidad de la película feminine
    • As camera speeds became quicker, so the image was transformed.
    • Taking into account the speed of the film, it then sets the camera's controls for the optimum exposure.
    • He discusses camera types, lenses, focal length, flash, light, digital photographs, and film types and speeds.
    • The days of having to carry bulk film around or switch between different film types and speeds is now a distant memory for those who have made the technology leap.
    • Films also vary according to their ISO number or film speed: their sensitivity to light.
    • Scott also plays with lenses, camera speed and some excellent special effects to heighten the impact of the harrowing fight scenes.
    • The slower the film speed, the finer the grain and the intensity of the colours will be better.
    • Shutter speeds, aperture, choice of film speed, focus, focal length… you get what I mean.
    • Once you have adjusted the film speed to the number of exposures that you want to use, then all you have to do is just meter and shoot the scene.
    • This will provide an extra stop of exposure; remember to set it back to the correct speed once the fog or mist has burned off.
    • The basic exposure is F16 and the shutter speed would be the closest to the film speed that you are using.
  • 3

    velocidad feminine
    marcha feminine
    a five-speed gearbox una caja de cambios de cinco marchas / velocidades feminine
    • a ten-speed bicycle una bicicleta con diez marchas / velocidades
    • Even if linked to a typically American automatic gearbox of only four speeds, it has sprightly performance.
    • The most nimble of all Jeeps, it comes with front and rear locking axles, giant tires, and extra low gear speeds.
    • The tractors feature sliding gear transmission with eight forward and two reverse speeds.
    • The car, named for the unique shape of its footboard, had a single cylinder four horse power engine, two forward speeds and a reverse gear.
  • 4slang

    (feminine plural) anfetas informal
    • He was consuming drugs on a daily basis, including LSD, peyote, marijuana, and speed.
    • Information about cocaine, LSD, ecstasy and speed was handed out, as well as tips for keeping clubbers safe.
    • They will be sent for forensic testing for ecstasy, speed and cannabis.
    • The most common drug used was cannabis, followed by ecstasy, acid, magic mushrooms, speed and cocaine.
    • The drugs involved included cannabis, ecstasy and speed.
    • George himself had previously used drugs, primarily speed, and had at one time operated a methamphetamine laboratory.
    • Banning parties and blockading raves will not stop a movement, nor will it stop the use of ecstasy, cocaine, speed, heroin and pot for that matter.
    • Another commonly abused amphetamine is methylamphetamine, also known as speed, ice, crank and crystal meth.
    • What about the other evidence about him in the toilet pacing backwards and forwards, with expletives and asking everyone who came in for a line of drugs - speed?
    • This person had a number of deals of amphetamine, known as speed.
    • If, however, you have a normal functioning brain, you will feel like you are on speed (amphetamines).
    • You don't want to develop any addictions to cocaine or speed.
    • Whittaker and Morrison carried out the killings after stealing a small amount of amphetamine sulphate, also known as speed, from the house.
    • Drugs such as speed and cocaine are often mixed together to make a lethal concoction that can destroy lives.
    • Let's move now to recreational drugs, party ones like ecstasy and speed.
    • There were times when he would spend all of his money on speed or marijuana and get so high his mind would blur and all he could think about was having a another dosage.
    • He was using cannabis, LSD, speed and magic mushrooms on a regular basis.
    • In the house also were a number of hash pipes, as well as a quantity of speed and LSD.
    • What if she was like most 17-year-olds and had experimented with marijuana or speed or ecstasy?
    • Aimed at drug users and their families, the film centres on former drug addicts who were addicted to heroin cocaine, speed and ecstasy.

intransitive verb

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    (go, pass quickly)
    the car sped off / away around the corner el coche se alejó doblando la esquina a toda velocidad
    • he sped by / past in his new sports car nos pasó a toda velocidad con su nuevo coche deportivo
    • the boats sped over the water los botes se deslizaban sobre el agua a toda velocidad
    • the hours sped by las horas pasaron volando
  • 2past & past pspeeded

    (drive too fast)
    (car/motorist) ir a exceso de velocidad
    he was fined for speeding lo multaron por exceso de velocidad

transitive verb

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    to speed work/production along acelerar el trabajo/la producción
    • helicopters are being used to speed supplies to the area están usando helicópteros para hacer llegar los suministros rápidamente a la zona
  • 2past & past pspeeded

    to speed sb on his/her way despedir a algn
  • 3past & past psped

    (grant success)
    God speed vaya (usted) con Dios dated