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Meaning of HEADLONG

Pronunciation:  'hed`long

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  with the head foremost; "the runner slid headlong into third base"
  2. [adv]  in a hasty and foolhardy manner; "he fell headlong in love with his cousin"
  3. [adv]  at breakneck speed; "burst headlong through the gate"
  4. [adj]  with the head foremost; "a headfirst plunge down the stairs"; "a headlong dive into the pool"
  5. [adj]  excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"
 

HEADLONG is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: forward, hasty, headfirst, headfirst, hurried, precipitately, rashly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Head"long`\ (?; 115), adv. [OE. hedling, hevedlynge;
    prob. confused with E. long, a. & adv.]
    1. With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong. --Acts i.
       18.
    
    2. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
    
    3. Hastily; without delay or respite.
    
    
  2. \Head"long\, a.
    1. Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
    
    2. Steep; precipitous. [Poetic]
    
             Like a tower upon a headlong rock.    --Byron.
    
    
 
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