verb (used with or without object), hast·ed, hast·ing.
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What does haste mean?
Haste most commonly refers to urgency, such as in completing a task.
It can also be used as another word for speed or swiftness, as in We have to move with haste if we want to make it on time. The phrase make haste means to move quickly, hurry up, or rush.
Often, haste means urgency or speed that is careless or reckless. This is how the word is used in the expression haste makes waste, which means that rushing things leads to mistakes.
The verb hasten means to go faster or cause to go faster, as in We need to hasten our efforts.
Example: In my haste to finish the project, I forgot to put my name on it.
Where does haste come from?
The first records of the word haste come from the 1200s. It’s related to the Old English hæst, “violence,” the Old Norse heifst, “hatred,” the Gothic haifsts, “quarrel,” and the Old High German heisti, “powerful.”
Haste is most often used in a negative way, but not as negative as a word like hatred. Most of the time, haste implies that something was simply done too fast, leading to mistakes.
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How is haste used in real life?
Haste is less commonly used than many of its synonyms, such as urgency.
When I'm checking out a restaurant's menu online, I find that I scroll past the salad section with some haste.
— Tim Foust (@TimFoustMusic) January 30, 2017
In my haste to get to the Convention Centre from the Dáil on Thursday evening I forgot to bring a shirt. It was either go cycling top or not speak at all. I chose to speak about a very important matter. That’s what matters, not what you happen to wear. Up the Reds!! pic.twitter.com/Ekg8dsEDk1
— Gino Kenny TD (@Ginosocialist) November 28, 2020
Today's the last day we're accepting submissions for our identity issue—if you have something you'd like to send us, make haste! ☀️☀️☀️
— The Open Culture Collective (@tocc_) November 30, 2020
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How to use haste in a sentence
Obviously, there is a plan, even if it is one constructed in haste during Hurney and Mayhew’s first days on the job.Finding the right QB is the first — and most crucial — task for Washington’s new front office|Les Carpenter|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Murdock says that the Diamond rockwall in Rocky Mountain National Park saw it’s busiest season ever, and it’s possible that the increased use could lead climbers to choose a less-familiar route or skip safe practices in their haste.National Parks are logging record crowds. Here’s how to visit safely.|Ula Chrobak|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Don’t be in a haste to rank a rank that will truncate your well-planned efforts.
If you go after low domain authority sites in the interest of haste, you risk hurting your SEO.
Was her coronation as the future queen of pop soul made in haste?The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Cheneys exhibit indecent haste in their attempt at rep rehab.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I knew instantly the statement really was a threat, and why it was passed on with such haste.
In their haste the government wranglers also damaged precious water resources Bundy had worked years to develop.
He showed no signs of haste, nor of fatigue, nor of any human feeling.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.
Here there is no question of emergency, or enemy pressure, or of haste; so much we see plain enough with our own eyes.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.
Here were the sources (in part) of the Po and of the Rhine, but I was rather in haste to bid the former good-bye.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Make haste, Mr. Lowten,” Perker called out, “we shall have the panels beaten in.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for haste
Derived forms of hastehasteful, adjectivehastefully, adverb
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Idioms and Phrases with haste
In addition to the idiom beginning with haste
- haste makes waste
- make haste