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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Famous Quotes Containing Quick:


Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.

-- Julian Bond (American Activist)

The song Dakota was first written in Paris. I was doing a promo trip. It was snowing and the hotel room was really cold and boring and for some reason I just had a go of the guitar and the song came pretty quick.

-- Kelly Jones (Welsh Musician)

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.

-- Juan Ruiz (Spanish Poet)

The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.

-- Roger Clemens (American Athlete)

I'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner.

-- Shannon Elizabeth (American Actress)

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

-- Johann Kaspar Lavater (German Theologian)

I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results.

-- Martha Reeves (American Musician)

We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law. But don't be so quick to write the law off.

-- Randall Terry (American Celebrity)

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)

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.

-- Giraldus Cambrensis (Welsh Clergyman)

I don't have a very quick sense of humor.

-- Florenz Ziegfeld (American Producer)

The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.

-- Haniel Long (American Author)

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)

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

-- J. R. R. Tolkien (English Novelist)

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)

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.

-- Francis Beaumont (English Playwright)

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)

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)

Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.

-- Martha Beck (American Author)

The first race is really just something that we will all need to get through. Until people see the cars in action I don't think they will understand how quick they will be, which means they are going to be tiring to drive.

-- Nigel Mansell (British Athlete)

We didn't readjust our thinking or rebuild quick enough.

-- Wellington Mara (American Businessman)

But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.

-- Tim McGraw (American Musician)

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)

I don't like rap that you can't understand. The youth is so quick and alert.

-- Roy Ayers (English Musician)

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)

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)

The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level.

-- Jimmy Chamberlin (American Musician)

If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.

-- Dudley North (English Economist)

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.

-- George W. Bush (American President)

Clint Eastwood. Here's a guy who's been involved in so many movies, lots of them masterpieces, and now he's a director. I just like everything I know about him. He's very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick.

-- Bobby Farrelly (American Director)

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)

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!

-- James M. Barrie (British Playwright)

Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.

-- Samuel Richardson (English Novelist)

I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet - to use the toilet even - in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger.

-- Jonny Wilkinson (English Athlete)

Quick. Name ten dead redheads.

-- Doug Coupland (Canadian Author)


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