(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.

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.

(Has"ten*er) n.

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.

3. Passionately; impatiently. Shak.

(Has"ti*ness), n. The quality or state of being hasty; haste; precipitation; rashness; quickness of temper.

(Has"tings) n. pl. [From Haste, v.] Early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease. Mortimer.

Hastings sands
(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. [Obs.]

(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.

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