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haste


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haste  \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}, 
  n.] 
  To  hasten;  to  hurry.  [Archaic] 
 
  I  'll  haste  the  writer.  --Shak. 
 
  They  were  troubled  and  hasted  away  --Ps.  xlviii. 
  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haste  \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. 
  8. 
 
  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. 
  11. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haste 
  n  1:  overly  eager  speed  (and  possible  carelessness);  "he  soon 
  regretted  his  haste"  [syn:  {hastiness},  {hurry},  {hurriedness}] 
  2:  the  act  of  moving  hurriedly  and  in  a  careless  manner;  "in 
  his  haste  to  leave  he  forgot  his  book"  [syn:  {hurry},  {rush}, 
  {rushing}] 
  3:  a  condition  of  urgency  making  it  necessary  to  hurry;  "in  a 
  hurry  to  lock  the  door"  [syn:  {hurry}] 




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