Quick vs Fingernail - What's the difference?

quick | fingernail |

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.

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 ----

    fingernail

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.
  • Meronyms

    * cuticle * quick