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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 haste /ˈhest/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haste n.
 1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.
    The king's business required haste.   --1 Sam. xxi. 8.
 2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
    I said in my haste, All men are liars.   --Ps. cxvi. 11.
 To make haste, to hasten.
 Syn: -- Speed; quickness; nimbleness; swiftness; expedition; dispatch; hurry; precipitance; vehemence; precipitation.
 Usage: -- Haste, Hurry, Speed, Dispatch. Haste denotes quickness of action and a strong desire for getting on; hurry includes a confusion and want of collected thought not implied in haste; speed denotes the actual progress which is made; dispatch, the promptitude and rapidity with which things are done. A man may properly be in haste, but never in a hurry. Speed usually secures dispatch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Haste, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Hasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hasting.]  To hasten; to hurry. [Archaic]
    I 'll haste the writer.   --Shak.
    They were troubled and hasted away.   --Ps. xlviii. 5.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon
           regretted his haste" [syn: hastiness, hurry, hurriedness,
      2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in
         his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: hurry, rush,
      3: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a
         hurry to lock the door" [syn: hurry]