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Meaning of HEADLONG

Pronunciation:  'hed`long

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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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