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
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- 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.
gay; frolicsome; merry
Interested in sport.
Sporty, good at sport.
- Is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court? — Shakespeare.
* 2012 , July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited,
Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
- Such incidents, part of the cherished mythology of the Tour's early years, are rare in modern cycling, although a 62-year-old local councillor was arrested and subsequently released after tacks had been scattered during the 2009 Etape Caledonia, a sportive held on closed roads in Scotland, causing countless punctures among the 3,500 riders.