Definition of Haste

1. Noun. Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness). "He soon regretted his haste"


2. Noun. The act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner. "In his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Exact synonyms: Hurry, Rush, Rushing
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Bolt, Dash, Scamper, Scramble, Scurry
Derivative terms: Hurry, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush

3. Noun. A condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry. "In a hurry to lock the door"
Exact synonyms: Hurry
Generic synonyms: Urgency
Derivative terms: Hurry

Definition of Haste

1. n. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.

2. v. t. & i. To hasten; to hurry.

Definition of Haste

1. Noun. A speedy or quick action. (e.g. ''We were running late so we finished our meal in haste'') ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To urge onward; to hasten ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To move with haste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haste

1. to hasten [v HASTED, HASTING, HASTES] - See also: hasten

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haste

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Literary usage of Haste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"There is another haste that does often, and will, mislead the mind, if it be left to itself and its own conduct. The understanding is naturally forward, ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1853)
"So they came with haste to the Porter, for Christiana stood still at the door. Then some of the most grave said unto her. Como in, Christiana, come in, ..."

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