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Hie \Hie\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hied; p. pr. & vb. n. Hying.] [OE. hien, hihen, highen, AS. higian to hasten, strive; cf. L. ciere to put in motion, call upon, rouse, Gr. ? to go, E. cite.] To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun. [Rare, except in poetry] ``My husband hies him home.''

The youth, returning to his mistress, hies.


Hie \Hie\, n. Haste; diligence. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cognates: Middle Dutch higen "to pant," Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.


n. haste; diligence. vb. 1 (context intransitive poetic English) To hasten; to go quickly, to hurry. 2 (context reflexive poetic English) To hurry (oneself).


v. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot, hasten, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]


Hie may refer to:

  • Hie (pronoun), an Old English pronoun
  • [Hie eumonic] hotel India echo
  • Hie Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hie Station, in Nishiwaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Health information exchange
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hunan Institute of Engineering, in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
  • Kodak High-Speed Infrared, an infrared photographic film
  • Mount Washington Regional Airport, in New Hampshire, United States

Usage examples of "hie".

Waned the day and I hied me afield, and thereafter I sat with the mighty when daylight was done, But with great men beside me, midst high-hearted laughter, I deemed me of all men the gainfullest one.

Jesu our alther liege Lord to leave their wassailing for there was above one quick with child, a gentle dame, whose time hied fast.

Etruria elected to remain on their allotments to protect them, or else hied themselves off to Campania to enlist in the legions of Catulus.

One of the helpers the burly one saw her glance in and hied to cover the gap with his substantial body.

Dir aber lieber Leser, greif ich aus dem Leben noch hie und da ein paar Freunde heraus, die wir begleiten wollen auf dem weiten Weg.

Atlantis duri caelum qui vertice fulcit, Atlantis, cintum adsidue cui nubibus atris piniferum caput et vento pulsatur et imbri, nix umeros infusa tegit, turn flumina mento praecipitant senis, et glacie riget horrida barba, hie primum paribus nitens Cylknius alis constitit: hinc toto praeceps se corpore ad undas misit avi similis, quae circum litora, circum piscosos scopulos humilis volat aequora iuxta.

So there was no point in hieing off to Bridgewater then, just to turn right around and return to the city.

Hie new High Septon or High Sparrow, as Moon Boy had dubbed him did everything by sevens.

But when the soul of Mike rises to the sublime conception of a loan of five pounds he dismisses the old-fashioned usurer, and hies him to one of the branch banks which abound in every petty townlet in Western and Southern Ireland.

I went away and got him some matches, and then hied me home and to bed, heavily weighted as to conscience, and unbuoyant in spirit.

He speaks of the custom, as well known: and it had undoubtedly been practised in those parts, where in aftertimes hie was born.

After luncheon, another quiet meal, Gerrard retreated to his studio while Barnaby hied out to explore Cyclops and the gardens in general.

It was held spread by willow wit hies threaded into its hems and was attached to a long elm staff that was crowned with a golden figure of a dragon.

If he were malicious like Queensberry and had hied himself over at this early hour to torture her, please, she prayed, at least let Robbie be alive.

Should I hie myself up to the Sorrento, call from the lobby, invite them down for a drink in the bar?