Haste

Definition of Haste

Pronunciation: hāst
n.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.
v. t. & i.1.To hasten; to hurry.
[imp. & p. p. Hasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hasting.]
I 'll haste the writer.
- Shak.
They were troubled and hasted away.
- Ps. xlviii. 5.

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