haste: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hāst), [key]
— n., v., hast•ed, hast•ing.
- swiftness of motion; speed; celerity: He performed his task with great haste. They felt the need for haste.
- urgent need of quick action; a hurry or rush: to be in haste to get ahead in the world.
- unnecessarily quick action; thoughtless, rash, or undue speed: Haste makes waste.
- to act or go with speed; hurry: She made haste to tell the president the good news.
- to hasten.
- haste (Thesaurus)