Definitions for: Quick


[n] any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
[adv] with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
[adj] moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
[adj] easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
[adj] performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
[adj] accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"
[adj] hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
[adj] apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quick, a. [Compar. Quicker; superl. Quickest.] [As.
cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik,
OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living,
Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,
vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. j[=i]va living, j[=i]v
to live. Cf. Biography, Vivid, Quitch grass,
Whitlow.]
1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or
inanimate.

Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and
the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim.
iv. 1.

Man is no star, but a quick coal Of mortal fire. --
Herbert.

Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in
some compounds, or in particular phrases.

2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly;
agile; brisk; ready. `` A quick wit.'' --Shak.

3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

Oft he her his charge of quick return Repeated.
--Milton.

4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp;
unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and
signified that he was much offended. -- Latimer.

5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

The air is quick there, And it pierces and sharpens
the stomach. -- Shak.

6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick
ear. ``To have an open ear, a quick eye.'' --Shak.

They say that women are so quick. --Tennyson.

7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak.

Quick grass. (Bot.) See Quitch grass.

Quick match. See under Match.

Quick vein (Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not
barren.

Quick vinegar, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of
alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous
material.

Quick water, quicksilver water.

Quick with child, pregnant with a living child.

Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready;
active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively;
sprightly.


Quick, adv.
In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste;
speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind
are performed. -- Locke.


Quick, n.
1. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant;
especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a
living hedge.

The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.
--Evelyn.

2. The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part
susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the
sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to
which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to
cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the
quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.

This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick.
--Latimer.

How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when
they come to the quick of the difference ! --Fuller.

3. (Bot.) Quitch grass. --Tennyson.


Quick, v. t. & i. [See Quicken.]
To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Synonyms: active, agile, excitable, fast, flying, hurried, immediate, intelligent, nimble, prompt, promptly, quickly, ready, speedy, spry, straightaway, warm

See Also: area, region

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We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting and retention trends for many years and have been quick to sound the alarm when challenges came into view.

-- John M. McHugh (American Politician)

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

-- Henry Fielding (English Novelist)

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

-- Sophocles (Greek Poet)

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.

-- Bill Gates (American Businessman)

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done.

-- John Grierson (British Director)

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.

-- Ovid ( Poet)

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

-- Theodore Roosevelt (American President)

Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?

-- Elia Kazan (American Director)

I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.

-- Frank Shorter (American Athlete)

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.

-- Peter Garrett (Australian Musician)

Each film is different. Time Code was very quick - a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years. But then the shooting process was very quick - 16 days.

-- Mike Figgis (English Director)

Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick.

-- Brian Eno (British Musician)

But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well.

-- Fernando Flores (Chilean Politician)

I have no skanky guys in my band nor on my bus. If they are they get the boot real quick.

-- Lita Ford (American Musician)

Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (American Writer)

This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.

-- Marsha Blackburn (American Politician)

If you're doing a large, complicated character with radio controls, it might take a number of people several months to make it and if you're talking about a quick little hand puppet, it could be made in 2 days, so there's enormous range there, and no real easy generalities.

-- Jim Henson (American Entertainer)

I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve - or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart - or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition - or to be imprisoned by it.

-- Ted Kulongoski (American Politician)

It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.

-- Anthony Trollope (English Author)

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.

-- Julius Caesar (Roman Leader)

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.

-- Nick Faldo (English Athlete)

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

-- Walt Disney (American Cartoonist)

The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately.

-- Anish Kapoor (Indian Artist)

You get quick money, it's beautiful, there's sunshine, but at the end of the day, you find out it's all a masquerade, baby. It's not what it seems.

-- Wyclef Jean (American Musician)

A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead.

-- James Randi (Canadian Entertainer)

To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.

-- Harry Houdini (Hungarian Entertainer)

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.

-- Tony Visconti (American Musician)

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.

-- Stella Blum ( -)

A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.

-- Paul Bryant (American Coach)

There it is again. Image. Once again. I get really tired of it quick.

-- Phil Anselmo (American Musician)

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

-- Andy Warhol (American Artist)

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.

-- Max Beerbohm (English Actor)

The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.

-- Fiona Apple (American Musician)

Most cases, I would say, in a huge amount of cases, countries that have worked with us and have used our financial facilities have come out quick... more quickly and in a better shape from a crisis than would have come out otherwise.

-- Rodrigo Rato (Spanish Politician)

It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark.

-- Calamity Jane (American Soldier)


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