Definitions for quickkwɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quick*kwɪk(adj. and adv.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity:
a quick response.
completed in a short time:
a quick shower.
moving with speed:
a quick fox.
easily provoked or excited:
a quick temper.
Category: Common Vocabulary
keenly responsive; lively; acute:
a quick wit.
Category: Common Vocabulary
acting with swiftness or rapidity:
a quick worker.
prompt or swift in doing, perceiving, or understanding:
quick to respond; a quick eye.
(of a bend or curve) sharp:
a quick bend in the road.
brisk, as fire, flames, or heat.
Archaic. endowed with life. having a high degree of energy or activity.
the quick and the dead.
the tender, sensitive flesh of the living body, esp. that under the nails.
the vital or most important part.
* Syn: quick , fast , swift , rapid describe a speedy rate of motion or progress. quick applies particularly to an action or reaction that is almost instantaneous, or of brief duration: to take a quick look around.fast refers to a person or thing that acts or moves speedily; when used of communication or transportation, it suggests a definite goal and continuous movement: a fast swimmer; a fast train.swift , a more formal word, suggests great speed as well as graceful movement: The panther is a swift animal. rapid applies to one or a series of actions or movements; it stresses the rate of speed: to perform rapid calculations. See also sharp.Usage: The difference between the adverbial forms quick and quickly is frequently stylistic. quick is informal, more often used in short spoken sentences, esp. imperative ones: Come quick! The roof is leaking. quickly is the usual form in writing, both in the preverb position (We quickly realized that attempts to negotiate would be futile) and following verbs other than imperatives (She turned quickly and sat down). See also slow, sure.
Origin of quick:
bef. 900; ME quik lively, moving, swift; OE cwic, cwicu living; c. G queck, keck, ON kvikr
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!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a quick look at the book; The trip was quicker than I expected.; a quick demonstration of how it works
to do quickly as a reaction
People were quick to blame the media for the panic.
Please be quick or we'll be late.
able to easily understand or learn sth new; = bright
She's very quick at math.
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
Translations for quick
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
done, said, finished etc in a short time
a quick trip into town.
- rápidoPortuguese (BR)
- chvatný, rychlýCzech
- γρήγορος, σύντομοςGreek
- lühi-, kiir-Estonian
- سریع؛ تندFarsi
- snöggur, örstuttur, skyndi-Icelandic
- veloce, rapidoItalian
- greitas, skubusLithuanian
- ātrs; īss (laikā)Latvian
- rask, kjapp, hurtigNorwegian
- سریع؛ تندPersian
- چټك، ګړندى: تيارسۍ: بيړګندى، په بيړه: حساس: ژر توليدوونكىPashto
- быстрый; короткийRussian
- chvatný, rýchlySlovak
- snabb, hastigSwedish
- 快的，短暫的Chinese (Trad.)
- مختصر وقت میں کیا یا کہا گیاUrdu
- mau chóngVietnamese
- 快的Chinese (Simp.)
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