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Headlong meaning

headlong - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.
  2. 2. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
  3. 3. Hastily; without delay or respite.
  4. 4. Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
  5. 5. Steep; precipitous.
  6. 6. Having the head foremost; rash; precipitous.
  7. 7. With the head first; rashly; steeply.

headlong - examples of usage

  1. He fell headlong among his companions. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Into this chasm poor Marshall fell headlong, and his shoulders jammed where the channel narrowed. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. The wounded buffalo ran on to the border of the next marsh, and, in attempting to cross, fell headlong down the steep bank. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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