(Haste), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Hasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hasting.] [OE. hasten; akin to G. hasten,
D. haasten, Dan. haste, Sw. hasta, OF. haster, F. hâter. See Haste, n.] To hasten; to hurry. [Archaic]
I 'll haste the writer.Shak.
They were troubled and hasted away.Ps. xlviii. 5.
(Has"ten) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hastened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hastening ] To press; to drive
or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm.Ps. lv. 8.
(Has"ten), v. i. To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.
I hastened to the spot whence the noise came.De Foe.
1. One who hastens.
2. That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while
roasting before it.
(Has"tif) a. [OF. See Hastive.] Hasty. [Obs.] Chaucer. Has"tif*ly, adv. [Obs.]
(Has"tile) a. [L. hasta a spear.] (Bot.) Same as Hastate. Gray.
(Has"ti*ly) adv. [From Hasty.]
1. In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.
2. Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly.
We hastily engaged in the war.Swift.
3. Passionately; impatiently. Shak.
(Has"ti*ness), n. The quality or state of being hasty; haste; precipitation; rashness; quickness of
(Has"tings) n. pl. [From Haste, v.] Early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease. Mortimer.
(Has"tings sands`) (Geol.) The lower group of the Wealden formation; so called from
its development around Hastings, in Sussex, England.
(Has"tive) a. [OF. hastif. See Haste, n., and cf. Hastif.] Forward; early; said of fruits.
(Has"ty) a. [Compar. Hastier (-ti*er); superl. Hastiest.] [Akin to D. haastig, G., Sw., & Dan.
hastig. See Haste, n.]
1. Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty retreat; a hasty sketch.
2. Demanding haste or immediate action. [R.] Chaucer. "Hasty employment." Shak.