Warp-speed definition

(slang) A very high rate of speed; extremely fast pace.
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An extremely rapid speed or state of activity.
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(science fiction) A hypothetical, extremely rapid, speed, resulting from entering a separate dimension, termed hyperspace; much faster than the speed of light.

The ship was accelerating to warp speed, when one of the engines failed.

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(by extension, informal) Any very fast speed.

Wow, you can cycle at warp speed!

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warp-speed
Plural:
warp-speeds

Origin of warp-speed

  • From warp speed speed used for interstellar travel in the science fiction television series Star Trek, referring to the use of time or space warps

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