any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
accomplished rapidly and without delay
"was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"
flying, quick, fast(adj)
hurried and brief
"paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
agile, nimble, quick, spry(adj)
moving quickly and lightly
"sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
"a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway(adj)
performed with little or no delay
"an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
easily aroused or excited
"a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
promptly, quickly, quick(adverb)
with little or no delay
"the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
to do with speed, quickly
Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
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.
Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
She was quick with child.
Of water: flowing.
Burning, flammable, fiery.
Origin: From quik or quic, from cwic, from kwikwaz, from gʷih₃wós, from gʷey-. Cognate with Dutch kwiek, German keck, Swedish kvick; and (from Indo-European) with Ancient Greek , Latin vivus, Lithuanian gývas, Latvian dzivs, Russian , Irish biathaim, Kurdish jîn and jiyan.
alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate
characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready
speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick
impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper
fresh; bracing; sharp; keen
sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear
pregnant; with child
in a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick
that which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge
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
to revive; to quicken; to be or become alive
Origin: [See Quicken.]
Quick is a defunct Dallas-Fort Worth area free weekly newspaper published from 2003 to 2011. As the name implies, it was delivered in a quick-to-read format: a tabloid ranging in page count from 20 to 40. It was available free each week on Thursdays from street teams and courtesy news racks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail stations, office buildings, and other busy locations throughout the Dallas area. Initially, Quick was a free daily paper that contained "quick hits" Of the daily top news stories, weather and sports. However, after declining readership and distribution issues began to plague the paper, it switched to a once a week format that highlighted entertainment and lifestyle offerings in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex such as music, movies and local dining aimed at the 18 to 40 age demographic. It was considered a direct competitor of another local entertainment/lifestyle guide, the Dallas Observer. Dallas Morning News officials announced on July 27, 2011, that Quick would cease publication with its August 4, 2011, issue. The publisher said it ended publication because the eight-year venture was ultimately unprofitable. Nine employees, including two part-timers, were laid off as a result.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwik, adj. living: lively: speedy: nimble: ready: sensitive: hasty: pregnant: active, piercing.—adv. without delay: rapidly: soon.—n. a living animal or plant: the living: the living flesh: the sensitive parts: a hedge of some growing plant, quickset.—adj. Quick′-an′swered (Shak.), quick at giving an answer.—n. Quick′beam, the mountain-ash or rowan.—adj. Quick′-conceiv′ing, quick at conceiving or understanding.—v.t. Quick′en, to make quick or alive: to revive: to reinvigorate: to cheer: to excite: to sharpen: to hasten.—v.i. to become alive: to move with activity.—n. the couch or quitch-grass.—ns. Quick′ener, one who, or that which, reinvigorates; Quick′ening, the period in pregnancy when the mother first becomes conscious of the movement of the child—from the sixteenth or seventeenth week onwards.—adj. Quick′-eyed, having acute sight.—ns. Quick′-grass=Quitch-grass; Quick′-hedge, a hedge of living plants; Quick′lime, recently burnt lime, caustic and unslaked: carbonate of lime without its carbonic acid.—adv. Quick′ly.—ns. Quick′march (same as Quick′step); Quick′match (see Match); Quick′ness; Quick′sand, a movable sandbank in a sea, lake, &c., any large mass of sand saturated with water, often dangerous to travellers: anything treacherous.—adj. Quick′-scent′ed, having a keen scent.—n. Quick′set, a living plant set to grow for a hedge, particularly the hawthorn.—adj. consisting of living plants.—adj. Quick′-sight′ed, having quick or sharp sight: quick in discernment.—ns. Quick′-sight′edness, sharpness of sight or discernment; Quick′silver, the common name for fluid mercury, so called from its great mobility and its silvery colour.—v.t. to overlay or to treat with quicksilver.—adj. Quick′silvered.—ns. Quick′silvering, the mercury on the back of a mirror; Quick′step, a march in quick time: (mus.) a march written in military quick time.—adj. Quick′-tem′pered, irascible.—n. Quick′-wa′ter, a solution of nitrates of mercury and of gold, for water-gilding.—adj. Quick′-wit′ted, having ready wit.—ns. Quick′-wit′tedness; Quick′-work, the part of a ship under water when laden: the part of the inner upper-works of a ship above the covering board: the short planks worked inside between the ports: spirketting.—Some quick (Spens.), something alive. [A.S. cwic; Ice. kvikr, Goth. kwius, living; allied to L. vivus.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2054
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #877
Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Adjectives Frequency: #192
The numerical value of quick in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of quick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To a quick question, give a slow answer.
We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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Translations for quick
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- سَريع, سريعArabic
- тиҙ, шәпBashkir
- corrents, carn vivaCatalan, Valencian
- kvik, hurtigDanish
- schnell, schnell von Begriff, geschwind, quicklebendig, rasch, NagelbettGerman
- γρήγορα, γρήγοροςGreek
- rápido, carne vivaSpanish
- äkkipikainen, nopea, vikkelä, elävä, sukkela, nopeaälyinen, nokkela, virtaava, pikainen, herkästi syttyvä, nopeastiFinnish
- rapide, animé, vivantFrench
- luath, tráthúil, beoIrish
- gradScottish Gaelic
- gyors, eleven, lobbanékony, friss, élénk, hirtelen, eszesHungarian
- 速い, 早いJapanese
- 빠르다, 빠른Korean
- rapidus, quickLatin
- knašs, nasks, žigls, straujš, ātrs, ašsLatvian
- брз, досетлив, бистар, жив, остроуменMacedonian
- haastig, snel, rap, vlug, levend vleesDutch
- kvikk, rask, frisk og raskNorwegian
- ligeiro, célere, rápido, velozPortuguese
- rapid, aprig, iute, energic, repede, ager, înfocat, violent, vioi, învăpăiat, sprinten, vioaieRomanian
- быстрый, живой, проворный, вспыльчивый, скорый, бы́строRussian
- брз, brzSerbo-Croatian
- kvick, snabb, ilsken, rapp, lättretlig, ilsk, hastig, snabbt, fortSwedish
- швидкий, скорийUkrainian
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