To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole
or in part; to go hungry.
To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to
abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the
body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and
Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a
spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.
A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a
period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual
Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose,
unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.
Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable;
Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or
alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.
Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by
washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.
Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.
Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast
Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint;
reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.
In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly;
In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly;
wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.
That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring
rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow,
head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around
which hawsers are passed in mooring.