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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 ?
Then, brother," I replied, "you can return to your China, post haste or at whatever haste you are bound to go, as I am not fit for so long a travel and, besides being ill, I am very much without money, while Emperor for Emperor and Monarch for Monarch, I have at Naples the great Count of Lemos, who, without so many petty titles of colleges and rectorships, sustains me, protects me and does me more favour than I can wish for.
We must make haste, or it will have a new history to be told before we finish the old one.
He waked up in the dark, trembling with horror, and made haste to light a candle.
Though he did not see why it was necessary for him to go to the count at all, still less why he had to go by the back stairs, yet judging by Anna Mikhaylovna's air of assurance and haste, Pierre concluded that it was all absolutely necessary.
Man's little Day in haste we spend, And, from its merry noontide, send No glance to meet the silent end.
In his haste and abstraction he stuck a pickle-fork into his right eye, and on removing the fork the eye came with it.
Yet, though the copy is wanted in haste, the original is so carelessly written that I hardly know how to set about my task.
A WIZARD, sitting in the marketplace, was telling the fortunes of the passers-by when a person ran up in great haste, and announced to him that the doors of his house had been broken open and that all his goods were being stolen.
But if you are convinced that one mustn't listen at doors, but one may murder old women at one's pleasure, you'd better be off to America and make haste.
Some two hundred feet below, a brawling upland stream stood for the moat, and for the enemy there was on the opposite side of the valley a great green company of trees, settled like a cloud slope upon slope, making all haste to cross the river and ascend the heights where I stood.
In this dilemma, M'Tavish, in all haste, loaded two barges with all the packages of furs bearing the mark of the Northwest Company, and made off for Tongue Point, three miles up the river.
Now, sir, I am coming to the point; for no sooner did I name you, and told him that you and I came to town together, and had lived together ever since, than he called for another pot, and swore he would drink to your health; and indeed he drank your health so heartily that I was overjoyed to see there was so much gratitude left in the world; and after we had emptied that pot I said I would buy my pot too, and so we drank another to your health; and then I made haste home to tell you the news.