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:


There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.

-- Thomas R. Dewar ( -)

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

-- Shannon Elizabeth (American Actress)

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-- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (American Actress)

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

-- Fiona Apple (American Musician)

Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.

-- Charles Dickens (English Novelist)

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-- Jewel Kilcher (American Musician)

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-- Geoffrey Holder (Trinidadian Actor)

Quick. Name ten dead redheads.

-- Doug Coupland (Canadian Author)

We had news this morning of another successful atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little space before we intend to drop another.

-- Henry L. Stimson (American Statesman)

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

-- Jane Austen (British Writer)

He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me.

-- Haile Gebrselassie ( 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)

In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.

-- David F. Houston (American Politician)

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)

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)

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

-- Ovid ( Poet)

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)

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)

We're just moving along as quick as possible.

-- Mark Russell (American Writer)

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)

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

-- Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

I had a quick ear and could pick up languages.

-- Diane Cilento (Australian 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)

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)

A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.

-- Michael Medved (American Journalist)

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)

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)

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.

-- Manuel Puig (Argentinian Author)

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

-- Skeet Ulrich (American Actor)

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 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)

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)

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 ( -)

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)

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.

-- Daniel Goleman (American Author)


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