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.

 

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Head"long, a.

1.

Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.

2.

Steep; precipitous.

[Poetic]

Like a tower upon a headlong rock. Byron.

 

© Webster 1913.

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