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Dictionary Definition

haste

Noun

1 overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste" [syn: hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation]
2 the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: hurry, rush, rushing]
3 a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a hurry to lock the door" [syn: hurry]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /heɪst/

Etymology

From haste (French: hâte).

Noun

  1. A speedy or quick action. (e.g. We were running late so we finished our meal in haste)

Translations

speedy or quick action

Related terms

Portuguese

Noun

haste
  1. pole
  2. (plant) stem, stalk

Extensive Definition

Haste is a municipality in the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
haste in German: Haste
haste in Esperanto: Haste
haste in Dutch: Haste
haste in Romanian: Haste
haste in Russian: Хасте
haste in Volapük: Haste

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