Definitions

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

  • intransitive & transitive verb To go quickly; hasten.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Haste; speed.
  • To hasten; go in haste: often with a reciprocal pronoun.
  • To incite to action or haste; instigate; urge: with on.

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

  • intransitive verb Rare, except in poetry To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun.
  • noun obsolete Haste; diligence.

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

  • verb intransitive To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry.
  • verb reflexive To hurry (oneself).
  • noun Haste; diligence.

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

  • verb move fast

Etymologies

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

[Middle English hien, from Old English hīgian, to strive, exert oneself.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English hīġian. Cognate with Dutch hijgen ("to pant"), German heichen ("to choke, gasp for breath"), Danish hige ("to aspire, long").

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