What does Hurry mean?

Definitions for Hurry
ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr iHur·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurry, hastenoun

    a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

    "in a hurry to lock the door"

  2. haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitationnoun

    overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

    "he soon regretted his haste"

  3. haste, hurry, rush, rushingverb

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

  4. travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb

    move very fast

    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

  5. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateverb

    act or move at high speed

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

  6. rush, hurryverb

    urge to an unnatural speed

    "Don't rush me, please!"


  1. hurrynoun

    Rushed action.

    Why are you in such a big hurry?

  2. hurrynoun


    There is no hurry on that paperwork.

  3. hurrynoun

    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. hurryverb

    To do things quickly.

    He's hurrying because he's late.

  5. hurryverb

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

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

  6. 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. Hurryverb

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

  2. Hurryverb

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

  3. Hurryverb

    to cause to be done quickly

  4. Hurryverb

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

  5. Hurrynoun

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hurry

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

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  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

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  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. The Palestinians:

    They should hurry up and sit down with Israel, because where Israel says it is determined to be, it will be, and it won't give up, and history is working in our favor.

  2. Max Eastman:

    I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest a while.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    My view is that at your age you shouldn't worry too much about losing love. If it is right, it happens, its meant to be. The main thing is not to hurry, especially when your young and new to love. Love must come to both. Know for sure that nothing good, true and real gets away when it comes to love. And if it doesn't work out (for whatever reason) also know that God is closest to those of us with broken hearts.

  4. Attorney Matthew Haberkorn:

    I went to the bathroom as we were leaving, she made a comment to my mother, ‘Hurry up, you Jew,’ as she was getting her jacket.

  5. Luigi Speranza:

    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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