American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Hasty.
- v. To hasten.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hasty; hurried.
- To quicken the steps involuntarily when walking, as in paralysis agitans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Hasty; hurried.
- v. act or move at high speed
- From Latin festīnātus (Wiktionary)
- Latin festinātus, past participle of festināre, to hasten. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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