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Definitions for festinate
ˈfɛs təˌneɪt; -ˌneɪt, -nɪtfes·ti·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    act or move at high speed

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


  1. festinateverb

    To hurry.

  2. festinateadjective

    hurried, hasty

  3. Etymology: From festinatus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FESTINATEadjective

    Hasty; hurried. A word not in use.

    Etymology: festinatus, Latin.

    Advise the duke, where you are going, to a most festinate preparation: we are bound to the like. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Festinateadjective

    hasty; hurried

  2. Etymology: [L. festinatus, p. p. of festinare to hasten.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Festinate

    fes′ti-nāt, v.t. to accelerate.—adj. (Shak.) hurried, hasty.—adv. Fes′tinately (Shak.), hastily.—n. Festinā′tion. [L. festinaāre, -ātum, to hurry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of festinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of festinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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