Quick vs Existent - What's the difference?

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Quick is a related term of existent.


In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between quick and existent

is that quick is (archaic) pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling while existent is (archaic) a being or entity that exists independently.

As adjectives the difference between quick and existent

is that quick is moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast while existent is existing; having life or being, current; occurring now.

As nouns the difference between quick and existent

is that quick is raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails while existent is (archaic) a being or entity that exists independently.

As an adverb quick

is (colloquial) with speed, quickly.

As a verb quick

is to amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.

quick

English

(wikipedia quick)

Adjective

(er)
  • Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
  • I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.
    He's a quick runner.
  • Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
  • That was a quick meal.
  • Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
  • You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.
  • Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
  • My father is old but he still has a quick wit.
  • Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
  • * Latimer
  • The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended.
  • (archaic) Alive, living.
  • * Bible, 2 Timothy iv. 1
  • the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead
  • * Herbert
  • Man is no star, but a quick coal / Of mortal fire.
  • * 1874 , , X
  • The inmost oratory of my soul,
    Wherein thou ever dwellest quick or dead,
    Is black with grief eternal for thy sake.
  • (archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
  • * Shakespeare
  • she's quick ; the child brags in her belly already: tis yours
  • Of water: flowing.
  • Burning, flammable, fiery.
  • Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The air is quick there, / And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.
  • (mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
  • Synonyms

    * (moving with speed) fast, speedy, rapid, swift * See also

    Antonyms

    * (moving with speed) slow

    Derived terms

    * kwik * quick-change artist * quick-drying * quicken * quick fix * quickie * quicklime * quickly * quick on his feet * quick on the draw * quicksand * quicksilver * quick smart * quickstep * quick-witted

    Adverb

    (er)
  • (colloquial) with speed, quickly
  • Get rich quick.
    Come here, quick !
  • * John Locke
  • If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
  • plants used in making a quickset hedge
  • * Evelyn
  • The works are curiously hedged with quick .
  • The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
  • * Latimer
  • This test nippeth, this toucheth the quick .
  • * Fuller
  • How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference!
  • quitchgrass
  • (Tennyson)

    Derived terms

    * cut to the quick * to the quick

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.
  • To quicken.
  • * (Thomas Hardy)
  • I rose as if quicked by a spur I was bound to obey.

    References

    * * 1000 English basic words ----

    existent

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • existing; having life or being, current; occurring now
  • Synonyms

    * existing

    Antonyms

    * nonexistent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) a being or entity that exists independently
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