What does Hurry mean?

Definitions for Hurry
ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr iHur·ry

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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!"

Wiktionary

  1. hurry(Noun)

    Rushed action.

    Why are you in such a big hurry?

    Etymology: 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.

  2. hurry(Noun)

    Urgency.

    There is no hurry on that paperwork.

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. hurry(Verb)

    To do things quickly.

    He's hurrying because he's late.

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hurry

    A staith or wharf where coals are shipped in the north.

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

How to pronounce Hurry?

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How to say Hurry in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Hurry in a Sentence

  1. Leo Liu:

    But there are so many uncertainties, so we need to hurry up.

  2. James Joyce:

    Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.

  3. Jeannie Suk:

    The schools, upon receipt of the Dear Colleague letter and looking at its requirements, weren't completely sure of exactly how to comply, and so in many cases they did more than they necessarily needed to do, they kind of in a sense over-complied. Now, they bent over backwards, and then that's when they put in place -- kind of in a hurry -- these procedures that now don't respect fair process.

  4. Gwen Finlayson:

    I would go to the hospital and stay. I wasn't getting over things, there were a lot of indications that this was going south in a hurry.

  5. Luigi Speranza:

    We expect the ECB to try to strike a balance between cautious optimism on the effectiveness of its measures on growth and inflation and its readiness to react to adverse shocks, draghi will probably try to sound more confident in the euro zone's economic recovery and the likelihood of a rise in inflation over time, emphasising that the ECB is in no hurry to contemplate additional policy easing at this stage.

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