speed-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: rate of velocity, distance per unit of time

Commentary: SPEED[+quantity][+measure][+rate][+of_velocity]
NOTE: the concept from physics which also relates to mass, as in mv^2.

The particles were traveling at about 90 percent of the speed of light.
We took the high speed ferry to Nova Scotia.
The aircraft has reached its cruising speed of about 500 mph.
That baseball player is noted for his great speed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: the rate at which things are accomplished

Commentary: SPEED[+quantity][+measure][+rate][+of_accomplishment]
NOTE: can refer to cycles or other events per unit of time.

The speed of this computer chip is truly awesome compared to what came before.
Events were unfolding at such speed that no one could really get a handle on the situation.
The manager has not been pleased with the speed of this project.
The official processed our paperwork with the slowest imaginable speed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the ratio of focal length to lens diameter on a camera

Commentary: SPEED[+quantity][+measure][+ratio][+focal_length][+to_lens_diameter][+of_camera]
NOTE: refers to the light-gathering capability of a camera in a given state.

Mary set her camera on a tripod because the speed setting was so long.
The dial at the top sets the speed of the camera for you.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a gear ratio on a vehicle

Commentary: SPEED[+quantity][+measure][+ratio][+of_gear][+on_vehicle]

The bicyclist shifted into low speed to go down the steep hill.
How many speeds does this sports car allow you to shift in?

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 5: the sensitivity of film to light exposure

Commentary: SPEED[+quantity][+measure][+sensitivity][+of_film][+to_light]

Bob used film with 400 speed for the action shots taken with his 35mm camera.
Before digital cameras, film of 100 speed was the most common type sold.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 6: amphetamine - a stimulant drug

Commentary: SPEED[+artifact][+substance][+drug][+stimulant][+amphetamine]

The drug dealer was peddling cocaine, crack and speed.
The woman died from an overdose of speed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: personal taste or style

Commentary: SPEED[+quality][+style][+taste][+personal]

Casual modern furnishings are more John's speed than French Provincial.
The comedian's sarcastic fast-paced jokes with sexual overtones were just not the speed of that older audience.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 8: a state of success

Commentary: SPEED[+state][+outcome][+success]
NOTE: archaic usage

Mission control wished the astronaut god's speed.
The knight hoped for good speed on his journey to the king's castle.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4