verb (used with or without object), hast·ed, hast·ing.
Origin of haste
Synonyms for haste
Antonyms for haste
Related Words for hastingfly, shoot, rush, hurry, gallop, tear, scamper, contest, dart, dash, compete, bolt, sprint, hustle, scramble, chase, run, zip, charge, dispatch
Examples from the Web for hasting
Historical Examples of hasting
Achates, hasting on his message, bent his way towards the ships.The Aeneid of Virgil
"Yes, we get our milk at Mr. Hasting's place," answered the switchman.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South
Laura Lee Hope
Hasting to the apartment of her friend, she knocked, and was bidden enter.Blue Lights
Under their leader Hasting or Hastein, they seized and occupied the city of Chester.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
Poppa, pleaded Nero, hasting to intercept her flight, forgive me.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
Word Origin for haste
late 13c., from Old French haster (Modern French hâter), from haste (see haste). Now largely superseded by hasten (1560s).
early 13c., from Old French haste "haste, urgency, hastiness" (12c., Modern French hâte), from Frankish *haifst "violence," from West Germanic *haifstiz (cf. Gothic haifsts "strife," Old English hæste "violent, vehement, impetuous"). To make haste is recorded by 1530s.
In addition to the idiom beginning with haste
- haste makes waste
- make haste