Definitions for hasteheɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

  4. (v.t.)Archaic. to hasten.

Idioms for haste:

  1. make haste,to hasten; hurry.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of haste:

1250–1300; < OF < Gmc; akin to OFris hāste, OE hæst violence, ON heifst hatred


Princeton's WordNet

  1. haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation(noun)

    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

    "he soon regretted his haste"

  2. haste, hurry, rush, rushing(noun)

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

  3. hurry, haste(noun)

    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

    "in a hurry to lock the door"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. haste(noun)ɪst

    when sb is in a hurry to do sth

    In his haste to get to the door, he tripped.

  2. hasteɪst

    too quickly

    They married in haste.


  1. haste(Noun)

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

  2. haste(Verb)

    To urge onward; to hasten

  3. haste(Verb)

    To move with haste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haste(noun)

    celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals

  2. Haste(noun)

    the state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence

  3. Haste(noun)

    to hasten; to hurry

Anagrams of haste

  1. ashet, haets, hates, heats, hetas, sheat

Translations for haste

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(too much) speed

Your work shows signs of haste; – there are too many mistakes in it.

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