follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

fast-forward

[fast-fawr-werd, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈfɔr wərd, ˈfɑst-/
verb (used without object)
1.
(on a recording device or projector) to advance a tape or film rapidly, using the fast forward.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for fastforward

fast-forward

noun
1.
(sometimes not hyphenated) the control on a tape deck or video recorder used to wind the tape or video forward at speed
2.
(informal) a state of urgency or rapid progress my mind went into fast forward
verb
3.
(transitive) to wind (a video or tape) forward using the fast-forward control
4.
to deal with speedily fast-forward the trials of the new drug
5.
(intransitive) to move forward through a tape or video using the fast-forward control
6.
(usually foll by to) to direct one's attention towards a particular time or event, ignoring intervening material fast-forward to the summer of 2008
Word Origin
C20: from the fast-forward wind control in a tape deck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for fastforward

fast-forward

adjective

Very much up-to-date; socially and intellectually dynamic; proactive; Ahead of the Curve: hip, fast-forward people

[1980s+; fr the control on a tape player that advances the tape very rapidly]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for fast-forward

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fastforward

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends