Full record for warp n.

Definition space warp
OED requirements antedating 1936
Earliest cite 1936 Astounding Stories June
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for warp n.

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1936 J. Williamson in Astounding Stories May 22/2 Every atom of ship load and crew was deflected infinitesimally from the space-time continuum of four dimensions, and thus freed of the ordinary limitations of acceleration and velocity, was driven around space, rather than through it, by a direct reaction against the space warp itself.
1941 Cosmic Stories May “Oh, he'll be back, I expect, as soon as I release the warp. He's probably wandering around in some impossible world or other”.
1968 G. Coon Arena in J. Blish Star Trek 2 (1968) 2 The Enterprise had difficulty in closing with her even at warp eight, two factors above minimum safe speed.
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. ii. 192 Originally the Enterprise was said to be powered by something loosely called a ‘space warp’. As episode after episode went into production, it became increasingly obvious that this point would have to be tied down.
1974 J. Blish Star Trek 10 13 A peculiar physical warp, Captain, in which none of our established physical laws seem to apply with regularity.
1983 D. Duane So you want to be Wizard? 47 ‘A warp,’ Nita whispered. ‘A tunnel through spacetime. Are you a white hole?’
1984 D. Duane My Enemy, my Ally iv. 45 She came out of warp and coasted down into 285's feeble little gravity well, settling into a long elliptical orbit around the star.
1985 B. Hambly Ishmael i. 24 The ore transport is moving into warp speeds.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought i.10 One warp drive nacelle severely damaged, but marginally operable.
1990 A. McCaffrey & J. L. Nye Death of Sleep (1992) 300 The ship was capable of running on its own power indefinitely in sublight, or making a single warp jump between short sprints before recharging.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 78/3 Interplay has given the word, fellow Trekkers—and it's warp speed!
1992 P. David Imzadi xxxvi. 275 The next thing I knew, the Chance had blown out of here at warp three.
1993 D. Carey Great Starship Race iv.90 It took them centuries to get up to warp drive.
1994 Sci Fi Entertainment Aug. 74/2 Who developed the first warp drive?
1994 Sci. Fiction Age July 36/1 What we do is to check that nobody's doing the type of research that might lead to a magnetic spaceship, inertia-free field, or—worst of all!—an antigravity, warp-capable stardrive.
1996 D. Carey Invasion! i. 14 The Shukar , blown into warp in a billion bits.
1997 W. Shatner Avenger i. 7 Swirling snowflakes into streaks like stars seen from warp.
1997 J. Vornholt Mind Meld iv. 68 It was just the larger scout ship going into warp.
1998 W. Shatner et al. Spectre ii. 25 The ability to create stable wormholes between any two points in space would be a development that could render the Cochrane drive—and, therefore, every warp vessel in Starfleet—obsolete.
1999 C. Pellegrino & G. Zebrowski Star Trek Next Generation: Dyson Sphere i. 9 No dust particles glowed and scratched warp trails on the bridgescreen.