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 call tennis the McDonald's of sport - you go in, they make a quick buck out of you, and you're out.-- Pat Cash (Australian Athlete)
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)
Benteen, come on, big village, be quick. Bring packs.-- George Armstrong Custer (American Soldier)
I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed.-- Frank Bruno (British Athlete)
Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (American Writer)
The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.-- A. E. van Vogt (Canadian Author)
I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.-- Frank Shorter (American Athlete)
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)
There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.-- Malcolm Fraser (Australian Politician)
There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.-- Thomas R. Dewar ( -)
It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.-- George W. Bush (American President)
Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick? -- Elia Kazan (American Director)
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)
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.-- Walt Disney (American Cartoonist)
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.-- Sophocles (Greek Poet)
I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results.-- Martha Reeves (American Musician)
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.-- Jane Austen (British Writer)
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)
My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.-- Margaret Walker (American Poet)
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)
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)
All of a sudden I had a baby, because it went really quick. It was like, 'Oh! I have a baby!' So, it's great. I'm just having a great time with my children. They're here in New York with me.-- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Welsh Actress)
Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think.-- David Beckham (English Athlete)
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)
As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it.-- Matt Gonzalez (American Politician)
A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time.-- Paul Bryant (American Coach)
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)
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)
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)
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.-- Daniel Goleman (American Author)
The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.-- Fiona Apple (American Musician)
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)
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.-- Julius Caesar (Roman Leader)
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)
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)
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