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Definition of Quick
QuickQuick 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;
Quick 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 Quick, n.
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.
QuickQuick Quick, v. t. & i. [See Quicken.]
To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive. [Obs.]
Meaning of Quick from wikipedia
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