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. 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.

  2. William Ellery Channing:

    To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

  3. Michelle Ashby:

    ( The clerk) said the suspect appeared to be scared and in a hurry when he knocked on the door.

  4. Jianhua Xing:

    Of course we have interest but it depends on their price, we don't have a specific plan. We're not in a hurry.

  5. Reginald Gatsi:

    You cant hurry love. I guess you cant hurry divorce either! Neither should be treated lightly.

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