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:


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

-- Julius Caesar (Roman Leader)

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

-- Francis Beaumont (English Playwright)

You never really know how quick you are before you reach F1.

-- Jean Alesi (French Celebrity)

Man is too quick at forming conclusions.

-- Edward E. Barnard (American Scientist)

With the media, I could be quick and ugly and critical. I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve.

-- Payne Stewart (American Athlete)

I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter.

-- Larry Holmes (American Athlete)

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

-- Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

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

-- Wellington Mara (American Businessman)

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 approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know.

-- Victoria Pratt (Canadian Actress)

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)

But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes.

-- Cindy Crawford (American Model)

Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.

-- Buffalo Bill (American Celebrity)

Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.

-- Henri Cartier-Bresson (French Photographer)

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 show needs time to find an audience, and they're very quick to pull them off the air now.

-- Bruce Boxleitner (American Actor)

And Seinfeld is so quick: we crank out one show a week, and the hours are very reasonable.

-- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (American Actress)

Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they're within range, you're dead, you're dead in your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it's WHACK!

-- Steve Irwin (Australian Scientist)

The very quick and high sales of the book caught us off guard, but fortunately we got the second edition from the printers at the end of last week and the shops should now be stocked again.

-- Hansie Cronje (South African Athlete)

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

-- Anish Kapoor (Indian Artist)

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)

Quick guys get tired; big guys don't shrink.

-- Marv Harshman ( -)

I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.

-- Dean Koontz (American Author)

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

-- Shannon Elizabeth (American Actress)

I guess I'm a little charmed. I never thought this would happen so quick.

-- Skeet Ulrich (American Actor)

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)

We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off. Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look.

-- Adrian Edmondson (English Actor)

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

-- Sophocles (Greek Poet)

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've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.

-- Ben Affleck (American Actor)

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

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (American Writer)

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

-- Johann Kaspar Lavater (German Theologian)

A million years went by quick.

-- Carlton Fisk (American Athlete)

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)

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)


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