Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Hasty.
  • intransitive verb To hasten.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To quicken the steps involuntarily when walking, as in paralysis agitans.
  • Hasty; hurried.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Hasty; hurried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To hurry.
  • adjective obsolete hurried, hasty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb act or move at high speed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin festinātus, past participle of festināre, to hasten.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin festīnātus

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  • Wonderful! I hadn't run across this one before. It reminds me of the words of Caesar, Festina lente!

    September 23, 2008