- IPA: /heɪst/
- Speed; swiftness; dispatch.
- We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.
- (obsolete) Urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
haste (hastes, present participle hasting; past and past participle hasted)
- (transitive, archaic) To urge onward; to hasten.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii], page 168 ↗, column Baſſ.}} You may doe ſo, but let it be ſo haſted that ſupper be readie at the fartheſt by fiue of the clocke.:
- (intransitive, archaic) To move with haste.