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.
Forgot the tickets in their haste to catch the train.
The haste with which she climbed the stairs.
An air of haste marks the undertaking.
We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.
Haste makes waste.
- To move or act swiftly; hurry.
- in a hurry
- in too great a hurry; without enough care
- to hasten; hurry
Origin of haste
- Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Blend of Middle English hasten (verb), (compare Dutch haasten, German hasten, Danish haste, Swedish hasta (“to hasten, rush”)) and Middle English hast (“haste”, noun), from Old French haste (French: hâte), from Old Frankish *haist, *haifst (“violence”) , from Proto-Germanic *haifstiz (“struggle, conflict”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēybʰ- (“fast, snell, fierce”). Akin to Old Frisian hāst, hāste (“haste”), Old English hǣst (“violence”), Old English hǣste (“violent, impetuous, vehement”, adj), Old Norse heift/heipt (“feud”), Gothic (haifsts, “rivalry”). Cognate with German and Danish heftig (“vehement”).