1. (v. i.) To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.

2. (v. i.) 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 penitence.

3. (v. i.) Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.

4. (v. i.) Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation.

5. (n.) 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 fast.

6. (v.) Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.

7. (v.) Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.

8. (v.) Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.

9. (v.) Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.

10. (v.) Tenacious; retentive.

11. (v.) Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.

12. (v.) Moving rapidly; quick in motion; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.

13. (v.) Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.

14. (a.) In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.

15. (a.) In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.

16. (n.) 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.

17. (n.) The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.

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