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,
1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or
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.
Man is no star, but a quick coal Of mortal fire. --
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.
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
Quick vinegar, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of
alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous
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;
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.
1. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant;
especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a
The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.
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.
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.]
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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Famous Quotes Containing Quick:
I think when a person has been found guilty of rape he should be castrated. That would stop him pretty quick. -- Billy Graham (American Clergyman)
Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man.-- Dennis Farina (American Actor)
We're just moving along as quick as possible.-- Mark Russell (American Writer)
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)
Be quick to learn and wise to know.-- George Burns (American Comedian)
If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: 'Dijkstra would not have liked this', well that would be enough immortality for me.-- Edsger Dijkstra (Dutch Scientist)
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)
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)
I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.-- Dean Koontz (American Author)
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.-- Julius Caesar (Roman Leader)
Hurry boys, hurry, we have to make a quick change or the hour will be up.-- Malcolm Campbell (English Celebrity)
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.-- Jane Austen (British Writer)
The guys have a lot of good cars built up. We're going to do some more testing before we go back to Las Vegas and try to win at Vegas again. We need to get off to a quick start.-- Sterling Marlin (American Athlete)
The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results.-- Aaron Klug (British Physicist)
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.-- Horace (Roman Poet)
Everyone's quick to blame the alien.-- Aeschylus (Greek Poet)
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)
People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you. In New York, they are very polite, with quick words, so it's great.-- Audrey Tautou (French Actress)
I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind.-- Norman Mailer (American Novelist)
I am very conscious of what I say and do when I go out because the media is quick to make that a story.-- Justin Guarini (American Musician)
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.-- Johann Kaspar Lavater (German Theologian)
Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.-- Martha Beck (American Author)
If I'm going away for longer than a week I take a suitcase and check it in but I'm good at packing light and quick - years of modelling, travelling and living out of a suitcase has trained me well.-- Lisa Snowdon (English Model)
Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.-- Thomas Tusser (English Poet)
But with carefully chosen keyboard macros to activate it, Mass Copy is quick, convenient, and powerful. Most users who have mastered it depend heavily on it. That certainly includes me.-- Robert Patterson (American -)
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.-- Beverly Sills (American Musician)
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)
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)
We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.-- George W. Bush (American President)
The Lotus is a couple of years newer than the Williams was, and as the pace of development in F1 cars is so quick, I expect it to be another completely different experience, but still one that I know I'm going to enjoy.-- Nelson Piquet (Brazilian Celebrity)
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.-- Ovid ( Poet)
A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.-- Paul Bryant (American Coach)
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)
We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.-- Geoffrey Holder (Trinidadian Actor)
Quick guys get tired; big guys don't shrink.-- Marv Harshman ( -)
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