Origin of celerityFrench célérité from Classical Latin celeritas from celer, swift: see hold
The definition of celerity is a very fast motion.
An example of celerity is movement of one hundred miles per hour.
Swiftness of action or motion; speed. See Synonyms at haste.
Origin of celerityFrench célérité from Old French from Latin celeritās from celer swift
From Old French celeritee (compare French célérité), from Latin celeritas, from celer (“fast, swift”).
- His concentration was effected with his usual sureness and celerity, but whilst the French moved on Wittenberg, Blucher was marching to his right, indifferent to his communications as all Prussia lay behind him.
- Moreover, long habituated to snail-like modes of travel, the people did not rapidly appreciate the celerity of the locomotive.
- His orders were at once issued and complied with with such celerity that by the 31st he stood prepared to advance with the corps of Soult, Ney, Davout and Augereau, the Guard and the reserve cavalry (80,000 men on a front of 60 m.) from Myszienec through Wollenberg to Gilgenberg; whilst Lannes on his right towards Ostrolenka and Lefebvre (X.) at Thorn covered his outer flanks.
- The celerity and skill with which Cranmer did the work intrusted to him must have fully satisfied his master.
- An episcopal inquiry the pontifical commission in view of his beatification was instituted by decree of the 21st of July 1626, a celerity unique in the annals of the Congregation of Rites.