What does Hurry mean?
Definitions for Hurry
ˈhɜr i, ˈhʌr ihur·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Hurry.
a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
"in a hurry to lock the door"
haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitationnoun
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
"he soon regretted his haste"
haste, hurry, rush, rushingverb
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipverb
move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateverb
act or move at high speed
"We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"
urge to an unnatural speed
"Don't rush me, please!"
Why are you in such a big hurry?
There is no hurry on that paperwork.
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.
To do things quickly.
He's hurrying because he's late.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Tumult; precipitation; commotion.
Etymology: from the verb.
Among all the horrible hurries in England, Ireland was then almost quiet. John Hayward.
It might have pleased him in the present heat and hurry of his rage; but must have displeased him infinitely in the sedate reflection. Robert South, Sermons.
After the violence of the hurry and commotion was over, the water came to a state somewhat more calm. John Woodward.
Ambition raises a tumult in the soul, it inflames the mind, and puts it into a violent hurry of thought. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
A long train of coaches and six ran through the heart, one after another, in a very great hurry. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
I do not include the life of those who are in a perpetual hurry of affairs, but of those who are not always engaged. Addis.
The pavement sounds with trampling feet,
And the mixt hurry barricades the street. John Gay, Trivia.
To hasten; to put into precipitation or confusion; to drive confusedly.
Etymology: hergian, to plunder, Saxon: hurs was likewise a word used by the old Germans in urging their horses to speed; but seems the imperative of the verb.
Your nobles will not hear you; but are gone
To offer service to your enemy;
And wild amazement hurries up and down
The little number of your doubtful friends. William Shakespeare.
For whom all this haste
Of midnight march, and hurry’d meeting here? John Milton.
Impetuous lust hurries him on to satisfy the cravings of it. Robert South, Sermons.
That hurry’d o’er
Such swarms of English to the neighb’ring shore. Dryden.
A man has not time to subdue his passions, establish his soul in virtue, and come up to the perfection of his nature, before he is hurried off the stage. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Stay these sudden gusts of passion,
That hurry you away. Nicholas Rowe, Royal Convert.
If a council be called, or a battle fought, you are not coldly informed, the reader is hurried out of himself by the poet’s imagination. Alexander Pope, Iliad. Preface to the.
To move on with precipitation.
Did you but know what joys your way attend,
You would not hurry to your journey’s end. John Dryden, Aurengz.
to hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on
to impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity
to cause to be done quickly
to move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry
the act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion
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
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
A staith or wharf where coals are shipped in the north.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hurry is ranked #42237 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Hurry surname appeared 514 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hurry.
67.7% or 348 total occurrences were White.
24.7% or 127 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.3% or 12 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Hurry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3344
Rank popularity for the word 'Hurry' in Verbs Frequency: #628
The numerical value of Hurry in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Hurry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Hurry in a Sentence
Even my wife tells me,' Stop thinking too much about all this, so unrealistic.' She says,' Why don't you hurry up, find a proper job and earn a bit more money ?' What's more important than looking after your wife and kids ?
Every sale has five basic obstacles no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
When I dropped him, he still appeared very calm, just like (a) normal customer. He seemed not in a hurry at all.
He sounds very sharp, i think just frustrated, as you might imagine, having to go through all this, but he’s eager to come back, and I, again, I told him don’t be in a big hurry. You know, get stronger, get better. And we’re not doing much here.
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Translations for Hurry
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- أسرع, اندفعArabic
- presa, fer via, accelerar, apressarCatalan, Valencian
- spěchat, spěchCzech
- skynde sigDanish
- eilen, sich beeilen, beeilen, EileGerman
- rapidi, rapidiĝiEsperanto
- apresurarse, apurarse, darse prisa, prisaSpanish
- lisätä, nopeuttaa, vauhti, kiiruhtaa, kiirehtiä, pitää kiirettäFinnish
- hâter, précipitation, hâte, dépêcherFrench
- deann, cabhagScottish Gaelic
- precipitarsi, furia, affrettarsi, premura, frettaItalian
- 急ぐ, 急いでJapanese
- ruō, festīnōLatin
- press, travelhet, skynde segNorwegian
- pressa, apressarPortuguese
- спешить, торопиться, спешкаRussian
- hast, brådska, skynda, jäkt, skynda på, hetsSwedish
- aşıkmak, acele etmekTurkish
- nhanh lên, mau lên, vội vàng, vội lên, vộiVietnamese
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