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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headlong  \Head"long`\  (?;  115),  adv  [OE.  hedling,  hevedlynge 
  prob.  confused  with  E.  long,  a.  &  adv.] 
  1.  With  the  head  foremost;  as  to  fall  headlong.  --Acts  i. 
  18. 
 
  2.  Rashly;  precipitately;  without  deliberation. 
 
  3.  Hastily;  without  delay  or  respite. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headlong  \Head"long\,  a. 
  1.  Rash;  precipitate;  as  headlong  folly. 
 
  2.  Steep;  precipitous.  [Poetic] 
 
  Like  a  tower  upon  a  headlong  rock.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headlong 
  adj  1:  excessively  quick;  "made  a  hasty  exit";  "a  headlong  rush  to 
  sell"  [syn:  {hasty}] 
  2:  with  the  head  foremost;  "a  headfirst  plunge  down  the 
  stairs";  "a  headlong  dive  into  the  pool"  [syn:  {headfirst}] 
  adv  1:  with  the  head  foremost;  "the  runner  slid  headlong  into  third 
  base"  [syn:  {headfirst}] 
  2:  at  breakneck  speed;  "burst  headlong  through  the  gate"  [syn: 
  {precipitately}] 
  3:  in  a  hasty  and  foolhardy  manner;  "he  fell  headlong  in  love 
  with  his  cousin"  [syn:  {rashly}] 




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