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!"

Wiktionary

  1. hurrynoun

    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. hurrynoun

    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. 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.

    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. hurryverb

    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. hurryverb

    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. 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

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.

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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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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. Andrew Ainsworth:

    Nick took it to Lucas as a prototype, and Lucas just said, 'Oh great, give me 50 of them now, in a hurry.' But it was only ever meant to be a prototype.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

  3. Craig Robinson:

    They have been in existence for quite a while, long before Carson even started showing up in the state. That longevity gives them an advantage, because for a long time, it was people's only way to contact anyone in the Carson orbit, so people are used to dealing with them, i think the big problem is that campaign is going to be in the dark about what the PAC is doing. For example, does the PAC have someone lined up to speak at my caucus or does the campaign? What if there are two people who think they are going to do it, or worse, nobody? Caucus campaigns require a lot of attention to detail, so extra hands in the kitchen on caucus night could make things messy in a hurry.

  4. Driver Kasem Pooksuwan:

    When I dropped him, he still appeared very calm, just like (a) normal customer. He seemed not 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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