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:


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)

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)

It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.

-- David Byrne (Scottish Musician)

I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.

-- Jewel Kilcher (American Musician)

I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick.

-- Ja Rule (American Musician)

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)

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!

-- Jane Austen (British Writer)

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.

-- Andy Goldsworthy (British Artist)

Everyone's quick to blame the alien.

-- Aeschylus (Greek Poet)

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)

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)

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)

There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.

-- Malcolm Fraser (Australian Politician)

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)

It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that.

-- Robbie Fowler (English Athlete)

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

-- Florenz Ziegfeld (American Producer)

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)

Quick. Name ten dead redheads.

-- Doug Coupland (Canadian Author)

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

-- Elia Kazan (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)

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

-- Francis Beaumont (English Playwright)

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)

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)

I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.

-- Joseph Haydn (Austrian Composer)

A good discourse is that from which nothing can be retrenched without cutting into the quick.

-- Saint Francis de Sales (Swiss Clergyman)

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)

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)

The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living. Outfits which have been here only three days have dug vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth. They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.

-- Thomas Tusser (English Poet)

In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we'd have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge.

-- Haile Gebrselassie ( Athlete)

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)

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

-- Sophocles (Greek Poet)

When you're on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick.

-- Steve Yzerman (Canadian Athlete)

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

-- Jean Alesi (French Celebrity)


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