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  Dictionary Definition of haste

haste
noun, verb, hasted, hasting.

-- noun
1. energetic speed in motion or action.
2. speed as a result of urgency.
3. quickness without due reflection; thoughtless or rash speed: haste makes waste.
-- verb (t) verb (i)
4. Archaic. to hasten.
-- phrase
5. in haste, with speed, quickly.
6. make haste, a. to exert oneself to do something quickly. b. (with adjunct) to go with haste.
[ME, from OF, from Gmc; cf. OE hæst violence]