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haste definition

Overview

This page has 16 definitions of haste with English translations in 7 languages. Haste is a noun, verb, an adverb and contraction. Examples of how to use haste in a sentence are shown. Also define the related term //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/'Hast' oder 'die biologische Relativitaet der Zeit'.webm..

See also: Haste and hasté

English haste definition

Haste“ or „the biologic relativity of time“

Etymology

Blend of Middle English hasten (verb), (compare Dutch haasten, German hasten, Danish haste, Swedish hasta (to hasten, rush)) and Middle English hast (haste, noun), from Old French haste (whence French hâte),[1] from Old Frankish *hai(f)st (violence),[2] from Proto-Germanic *haifstiz (struggle, conflict), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeyp- (to ridicule, mock, anger). Akin to Old Frisian hāst, hāste (haste), Old English hǣst (violence), Old English hǣste (violent, impetuous, vehement, adj), Old Norse heift/heipt (feud), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍆𐍃𐍄𐍃 (haifsts, rivalry). Cognate with German and Danish heftig (vehement). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation

Noun

haste (uncountable)

  1. Speed; swiftness; dispatch.
    We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.
  2. (obsolete) Urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

haste (third-person singular simple present hastes, present participle hasting, simple past and past participle hasted)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To urge onward; to hasten.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To move with haste.
    • 1594, “The Wounds of Civill War”, in A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. VII (4th edition)[1]:
      The city is amaz'd, for Sylla hastes / To enter Rome with fury, sword and fire.
    • 1825, Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes[2]:
      He hastes away to another, whom his affairs have called to a distant place, and, having seen the empty house, goes away disgusted by a disappointment which could not be intended, because it could not be foreseen.
    • 1881, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present[3]:
      Samson hastes not; but neither does he pause to rest.

Synonyms

References

  1. ^ Etymology at merriam-webster.com
  2. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 524

Anagrams


Basque haste definition

Pronunciation

Noun

haste inan

  1. Verbal noun of hasi.

Declension


Czech haste definition

Pronunciation

Verb

haste (imperative)

  1. second-person plural imperative of hasit

Esperanto haste definition

Pronunciation

Adverb

haste

  1. hastily

German haste definition

Pronunciation

Verb

haste

  1. inflection of hasten:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Contraction

haste

  1. (colloquial) contraction of hast du

Norwegian Nynorsk haste definition

Verb

haste (present tense hastar, past tense hasta, past participle hasta, passive infinitive hastast, present participle hastande, imperative hast)

  1. Alternative form of hasta

Old French haste definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Frankish *hai(f)st (violence, haste), from Proto-Germanic *haifstiz (conflict, struggle)

Noun

haste f (oblique plural hastes, nominative singular haste, nominative plural hastes)[1]

  1. urgency, haste, speed

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  1. ^ Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (haste)
  2. ^ http://gtb.inl.nl/iWDB/search?actie=article&wdb=ONW&id=ID2489&article=haast
  3. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010) , “haast1”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute

Portuguese haste definition

Etymology

From hasta.

Pronunciation

Noun

haste f (plural hastes)

  1. pole
  2. (botany) stem, stalk

Derived terms

Further reading

  • haste” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.