Quick vs Fingernail - What's the difference?
Quick is a meronym of fingernail.
As nouns the difference between quick and fingernail
is that quick
is raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails while fingernail
is the hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.
As a adjective quick
is moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
As a adverb quick
is (colloquial) with speed, quickly.
Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
- I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.
Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
- He's a quick runner.
Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
- That was a quick meal.
Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
- You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.
Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
- My father is old but he still has a quick wit.
(archaic) Alive, living.
* Bible, 2 Timothy iv. 1
- The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended.
- the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead
* 1874 , , X
- Man is no star, but a quick coal / Of mortal fire.
- The inmost oratory of my soul,
- Wherein thou ever dwellest quick or dead,
(archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
- Is black with grief eternal for thy sake.
Of water: flowing.
Burning, flammable, fiery.
Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
- she's quick ; the child brags in her belly already: tis yours
(mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
- The air is quick there, / And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.
* (moving with speed) fast, speedy, rapid, swift
* See also
* (moving with speed) slow
* quick-change artist
* quick fix
* quick on his feet
* quick on the draw
* quick smart
(colloquial) with speed, quickly
- Get rich quick.
* John Locke
- Come here, quick !
- If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.
raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
plants used in making a quickset hedge
The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
- The works are curiously hedged with quick .
- This test nippeth, this toucheth the quick .
- How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference!
* cut to the quick
* to the quick
To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.
* (Thomas Hardy)
- I rose as if quicked by a spur I was bound to obey.
The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.