Festinate Fes"ti*nate, a. [L. festinatus, p. p. of festinare to hasten.] Hasty; hurried. [Obs.] -- {Fes"ti*nate*ly}, adv. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • festinate — [fes′tə nāt΄; ] for adj. [, fes′tənit] Rare vt., vi. festinated, festinating [< L festinatus, pp. of festinare, to hurry < IE base * bheres, quick > MIr bras, swift] to hurry; speed adj. hurried …   English World dictionary

  • festinate — I. verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1596 hasten II. adjective Etymology: Latin festinatus, past participle of festinare to hasten; perhaps akin to Middle Irish bras forceful, Welsh brys haste Date: 1605 hasty < a most …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • festinate — festinately, adv. v. /fes teuh nayt /; adj. /fes teuh nayt , nit/, v., festinated, festinating, adj. v.t., v.i. 1. to hurry; hasten. adj. 2. hurried. [1595 1605; < L festinatus hurried, ptp. of festinare; see ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • festinate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing …   English dictionary for students

  • festinate — v. hurry, hasten adj. hurried, rushed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • festinate — fes·ti·nate …   English syllables

  • festinate — fes•ti•nate v. [[t]ˈfɛs təˌneɪt[/t]] adj. [[t] ˌneɪt, nɪt[/t]] v. nat•ed, nat•ing, adj. 1) to hurry; hasten 2) hurried; hasty • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L festināre to hurry; see ate I fes′ti•nate ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • festinate — To walk fast or to move rapidly …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • festinate — verb act or move at high speed We have to rush! hurry it s late! • Syn: ↑rush, ↑hasten, ↑hurry, ↑look sharp • Derivationally related forms: ↑festination, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Festinately — Festinate Fes ti*nate, a. [L. festinatus, p. p. of festinare to hasten.] Hasty; hurried. [Obs.] {Fes ti*nate*ly}, adv. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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