(noun, verb)


1. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

- he soon regretted his haste

Similar word(s): hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation

Definition categories: attribute, fastness, speed, swiftness

2. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

- in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Similar word(s): hurry, rush, rushing

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

3. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

Similar word(s): hurry

Definition categories: state, urgency

Sentences with haste as a noun:

- We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.


1. (transitive) To urge onward; to hasten

2. (intransitive) To move with haste.