- The definition of haste is speed or urgency.
- An example of haste is how quickly a package is delivered; delivered with haste.
- An example of haste is the hurrying of a catering staff to get food served; working with haste.
This package is being delivered with haste.
haste definition by Webster's New World
- the act of hurrying; quickness of motion; rapidity
- the act of hurrying carelessly or recklessly: haste makes waste
- necessity for hurrying; urgency: the air of haste which marks the undertaking
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Frankish an unverified form haist, violence, akin to Old English hæst ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eibh-, quick, violent from source Sanskrit ibham, quick
haste definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Rapidity of action or motion.
- Overeagerness to act.
- Rash or headlong action; precipitateness.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.
haste - Phrases/Idioms
- in a hurry
- in too great a hurry; without enough care