haste
Pronunciation Noun

haste (uncountable)

  1. Speed; swiftness; dispatch.
    We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Samuel 12:8 ↗:
      The king's business required haste.
  2. (obsolete) Urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 116:11 ↗:
      I said in my haste, All men are liars.
Translations Verb

haste (hastes, present participle hasting; past and past participle hasted)

  1. (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.:
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  2. (intransitive, archaic) To move with haste.
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