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[heyst] /heɪst/

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.
verb (used with or without object), hasted, hasting.
Archaic. to .
make haste, to act or go with speed; hurry:
She made haste to tell the president the good news.
speed, esp in an action; swiftness; rapidity
the act of hurrying in a careless or rash manner
a necessity for hurrying; urgency
make haste, to hurry; rush
a poetic word for hasten

early 13c., from Old French haste “haste, urgency, hastiness” (12c., Modern French hâte), from Frankish *haifst “violence,” from West Germanic *haifstiz (cf. Gothic haifsts “strife,” Old English hæste “violent, vehement, impetuous”). To make haste is recorded by 1530s.

late 13c., from Old French haster (Modern French hâter), from haste (see haste). Now largely superseded by hasten (1560s).
In addition to the idiom beginning with haste


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