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Meaning of HASTE

Pronunciation:  heyst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
  2. [n]  overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
  3. [n]  a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door"

HASTE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, hurry, hurry, precipitation, rush, rushing
 See Also: abruptness, bolt, dash, fastness, motion, move, movement, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, scamper, scramble, scurry, speed, suddenness, swiftness, urgency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Haste\, n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G., Dan., Sw., &
    OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. h[^a]te (of German origin);
    all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a earlier sense of, to
    pursue. See {Hate}.]
    1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch;
       expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men
       and other animals.
             The king's business required haste.   --1 Sam. xxi.
    2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry;
       urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion;
       precipitance; vehemence.
             I said in my haste, All men are liars. --Ps. cxvi.
    {To make haste}, to hasten.
    Syn: Speed; quickness; nimbleness; swiftness; expedition;
         dispatch; hurry; precipitance; vehemence; precipitation.
    Usage: {Haste}, {Hurry}, {Speed}, {Dispatch}. Haste denotes
           quickness of action and a strong desire for getting
           on; hurry includes a confusion and want of collected
           thought not implied in haste; speed denotes the actual
           progress which is made; dispatch, the promptitude and
           rapidity with which things are done. A man may
           properly be in haste, but never in a hurry. Speed
           usually secures dispatch.
  2. \Haste\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Hasted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hasting}.] [OE. hasten; akin to G. hasten, D. haasten,
    Dan. haste, Sw. hasta, OF. haster, F. h[^a]ter. See {Haste},
    To hasten; to hurry. [Archaic]
          I 'll haste the writer.                  --Shak.
          They were troubled and hasted away.      --Ps. xlviii.
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