HASTE, n.1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals; never to other bodies. We never say, a ball flies with haste. The king's business required haste. l Sam.21.2. Sudden excitement of passion; quickness; precipitance; vehemence. I said in my haste, all men are liars. Ps.116.3. The state of being urged or pressed by business; as, I am in great haste.