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haste

 (hāst)
n.
1. Rapidity of action or motion: the haste with which she climbed the stairs.
2. Rash or headlong action; precipitateness: forgot the tickets in their haste to catch the train.
intr. & tr.v. hast·ed, hast·ing, hastes Archaic
To hasten or cause to hasten.
Idiom:
make haste
To move or act swiftly; hurry.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
Synonyms: haste, celerity, dispatch, expedition, hurry, speed
These nouns denote rapidity or promptness of movement or activity: left the room in haste; a train moving with great celerity; advanced with all possible dispatch; finished the project with remarkable expedition so as to meet the deadline; was in a hurry to get home; driving with excessive speed.

haste

(heɪst)
n
1. speed, esp in an action; swiftness; rapidity
2. the act of hurrying in a careless or rash manner
3. a necessity for hurrying; urgency
4. make haste to hurry; rush
vb
a poetic word for hasten
[C14: from Old French haste, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse heifst hate, Old English hǣst strife, Old High German heisti powerful]
ˈhasteful adj
ˈhastefully adv

haste

(heɪst)

n.
1. swiftness of motion; speed.
2. unnecessarily quick action; thoughtless, rash, or undue speed: Haste makes waste.
3. urgent need of quick action; a hurry.
v.i., v.t.
4. Archaic. to hasten.
Idioms:
make haste, to hasten; hurry.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Germanic; akin to Old Frisian hāste, Old English hæst violence, Old Norse heifst hatred]
haste′ful, adj.
haste′ful•ly, adv.

haste


Past participle: hasted
Gerund: hasting

Imperative
haste
haste
Present
I haste
you haste
he/she/it hastes
we haste
you haste
they haste
Preterite
I hasted
you hasted
he/she/it hasted
we hasted
you hasted
they hasted
Present Continuous
I am hasting
you are hasting
he/she/it is hasting
we are hasting
you are hasting
they are hasting
Present Perfect
I have hasted
you have hasted
he/she/it has hasted
we have hasted
you have hasted
they have hasted
Past Continuous
I was hasting
you were hasting
he/she/it was hasting
we were hasting
you were hasting
they were hasting
Past Perfect
I had hasted
you had hasted
he/she/it had hasted
we had hasted
you had hasted
they had hasted
Future
I will haste
you will haste
he/she/it will haste
we will haste
you will haste
they will haste
Future Perfect
I will have hasted
you will have hasted
he/she/it will have hasted
we will have hasted
you will have hasted
they will have hasted
Future Continuous
I will be hasting
you will be hasting
he/she/it will be hasting
we will be hasting
you will be hasting
they will be hasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hasting
you have been hasting
he/she/it has been hasting
we have been hasting
you have been hasting
they have been hasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hasting
you will have been hasting
he/she/it will have been hasting
we will have been hasting
you will have been hasting
they will have been hasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hasting
you had been hasting
he/she/it had been hasting
we had been hasting
you had been hasting
they had been hasting
Conditional
I would haste
you would haste
he/she/it would haste
we would haste
you would haste
they would haste
Past Conditional
I would have hasted
you would have hasted
he/she/it would have hasted
we would have hasted
you would have hasted
they would have hasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haste - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
fastness, swiftness, speed - a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"
precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, suddenness, precipitousness, abruptness - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
2.haste - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless mannerhaste - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
bolt, dash - the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
scamper, scurry, scramble - rushing about hastily in an undignified way
3.haste - a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurryhaste - a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door"
urgency - the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

haste

noun speed, rapidity, urgency, expedition, dispatch, velocity, alacrity, quickness, swiftness, briskness, nimbleness, fleetness, celerity, promptitude, rapidness Authorities appear to be moving with haste against the three dissidents.
speed slowness, sluggishness
in haste hastily, rashly, too quickly, impetuously Don't act in haste or be hot-headed.
make haste (Old-fashioned) hurry (up), speed up, hasten, get a move on (informal), get your skates on (informal) Simon was under orders to make haste.
Proverbs
"More haste, less speed"
"Make haste slowly (Latin festina lente)"

haste

nounverb
Translations
سُرْعَه، تَسَرُّع
spěch
hasthastværk
flÿtir
karšto būdopaskubintiskubėdamasskubėjimasskubotai
steiga
naglica
aceletelâş

haste

[heɪst] Nprisa f, apuro m (LAm)
to do sth in hastehacer algo precipitadamente or de prisa
to make hastedarse prisa, apurarse (LAm)
to make haste to do sthapresurarse a hacer algo
more haste less speed; make haste slowlyvísteme despacio que tengo prisa

haste

[ˈheɪst] nhâte f, précipitation f
in haste → à la hâte, précipitamment
in his haste, he ... → dans sa hâte, il ...
in his haste to leave, he ... → dans sa hâte de partir, il ...
to make haste (old-fashioned)se hâter

haste

nEile f; (nervous) → Hast f; to do something in hasteetw in Eile tun; in great hastein großer Eile; to make haste to do somethingsich beeilen, etw zu tun; make haste! (old)spute dich (old); more haste less speed (Prov) → eile mit Weile (Prov)

haste

[heɪst] nfretta, premura
to make haste → sbrigarsi, affrettarsi
more haste less speed (Proverb) → presto e bene raro avviene

haste

(heist) noun
(too much) speed. Your work shows signs of haste – there are too many mistakes in it.
hasten (ˈheisn) verb
1. to (cause to) move with speed. He hastened towards me; We must hasten the preparations.
2. to do at once. He hastened to add an explanation.
ˈhasty adjective
1. done etc in a hurry. a hasty snack.
2. acting or done with too much speed and without thought. She is too hasty – she should think carefully before making such an important decision; a hasty decision.
3. easily made angry. a hasty temper.
ˈhastily adverb
ˈhastiness noun
in haste
in a hurry; quickly. I am writing in haste before leaving for the airport.
make haste
to hurry.
References in classic literature ?
Don't stop to quirk your little finger and simper over your plate, Amy," cried Jo, choking on her tea and dropping her bread, butter side down, on the carpet in her haste to get at the treat.
As soon as I can get ready I'll go, since you say haste is necessary, Professor Bumper.
Edna had returned late from her bath, had dressed in some haste, and her face was flushed.
As soon as General Clark, then at the Falls of the Ohio, who was ever our ready friend, and merits the love and gratitude of all his country-men, understood the circumstances of this unfortunate action, he ordered an expedition, with all possible haste, to pursue the savages, which was so expeditiously effected, that we overtook them within two miles of their towns, and probably might have obtained a great victory, had not two of their number met us about two hundred poles before we come up.
The haste, and, as it were, the galvanic impulse of the movement, were really quite startling.
Then -- the morning light still waxing stronger -- old patriarchs would rise up in great haste, each in his flannel gown, and matronly dames, without pausing to put off their night-gear.
That she now saw-- as she had not, I had satisfied myself, the previous time--was proved to me by the fact that she was disturbed neither by my reillumination nor by the haste I made to get into slippers and into a wrap.
Ginger was saddled and sent off in great haste for Lord George, and I soon heard the carriage roll out of the yard.
Sometimes, in the haste of speeding-up, they would dump one of the animals out on the floor before it was fully stunned, and it would get upon its feet and run amuck.
One luckless wight contrived to upset the gravy; and then gravy had to be got up de novo, with due care and formality, Aunt Chloe watching and stirring with dogged precision, answering shortly, to all suggestions of haste, that she "warn't a going to have raw gravy on the table, to help nobody's catchings.
When I meet a government which says to me, "Your money our your life," why should I be in haste to give it my money?
When, early in a summer afternoon, we have been shaking the dust of the village from the skirts of our garments, making haste past those houses with purely Doric or Gothic fronts, which have such an air of repose about them, my companion whispers that probably about these times their occupants are all gone to bed.