Hyperdrive definition

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(science fiction) A means of traveling faster than light.

The spaceship's hyperdrive failed, leaving them stranded years from any repair base.

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(science fiction) A drive that moves a vehicle through hyperspace.
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(informal) A state of heightened activity or concentration.
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A state of accelerated action.

With enemies closing in fast, our hero's mind sprung into hyperdrive.

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A fictional device allowing a spaceship to travel faster than the speed of light, especially by passing through hyperspace.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hyperdrive
Plural:
hyperdrives

Origin of hyperdrive

  • hyper(space) drive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • hyper- +"Ž drive

    From Wiktionary