What does hurry mean?

Definitions for hurryˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hurry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurry, haste(noun)

    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

    "in a hurry to lock the door"

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

    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

    "he soon regretted his haste"

  3. haste, hurry, rush, rushing(verb)

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

  4. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip(verb)

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

  5. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinate(verb)

    act or move at high speed

    "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"

  6. rush, hurry(verb)

    urge to an unnatural speed

    "Don't rush me, please!"


  1. hurry(Noun)

    Rushed action.

    Why are you in such a big hurry?

  2. hurry(Noun)


    There is no hurry on that paperwork.

  3. hurry(Noun)

    In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.

  4. hurry(Verb)

    To do things quickly.

    He's hurrying because he's late.

  5. hurry(Verb)

    Often with up, to speed up the rate of doing something.

    If you don't hurry you won't finish on time.

  6. Origin: horyed ‘rushed, impelled’, frequentative of hurren ‘to vibrate rapidly, buzz’, from hurzanan ‘to rush’ (compare hurren ‘to hasten’, hurre ‘to whirl around’), from ḱers- (compare carrog ‘torrent’, currere ‘to run’, Tocharian A/B kursär/kwärsar ‘league; course’, karsiu ‘to go quickly’). Related to horse, rush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurry(verb)

    to hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on

  2. Hurry(verb)

    to impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity

  3. Hurry(verb)

    to cause to be done quickly

  4. Hurry(verb)

    to move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry

  5. Hurry(noun)

    the act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion


  1. Hurry

    Hurry is a 2001 EP released by Tin Foil Phoenix as Sonic Bloom. The EP was nominated for a 2002 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Rock Recording.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hurry

    hur′i, v.t. to urge forward: to hasten.—v.i to move or act with haste:—pa.p. hurr′ied.n. a driving forward: haste: tumult: a tremolando passage for violins, &c., in connection with an exciting situation.—adj. Hurr′ied.—adv. Hurr′iedly.—n. Hurr′iedness.—adv. Hurr′yingly.—n. Hurr′y-skurr′y, confusion and bustle.—adv. confusedly. [Imit. Cf. Old Sw. hurra, to whirl round.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3344

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hurry' in Verbs Frequency: #628


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurry in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hurry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isrrael Galindo:

    He told him, 'Hurry, because the police have taken us. They used tear gas,'.

  2. Kierkegaard:

    Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

  3. Steven Englander:

    These minutes seem to suggest that the Fed was in no hurry whatsoever to begin hiking.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Car accidents usually result from one person being in too great a hurry and the other not being in a hurry at all.

  5. RVM:

    We all know that Hurry is the main cause of Worry. Yet we Hurry and Worry and miss the most beautiful experience called Life.

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