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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quick*kwɪk(adj. and adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity:

    a quick response.

  2. completed in a short time:

    a quick shower.

  3. moving with speed:

    a quick fox.

  4. easily provoked or excited:

    a quick temper.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. keenly responsive; lively; acute:

    a quick wit.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. acting with swiftness or rapidity:

    a quick worker.

  7. prompt or swift in doing, perceiving, or understanding:

    quick to respond; a quick eye.

  8. (of a bend or curve) sharp:

    a quick bend in the road.

  9. brisk, as fire, flames, or heat.

  10. Archaic. endowed with life. having a high degree of energy or activity.

  11. (n.)living persons:

    the quick and the dead.

  12. the tender, sensitive flesh of the living body, esp. that under the nails.

  13. the vital or most important part.

  14. (adv.)quickly.

* 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 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. quick(adj)

    any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

  2. quick, speedy(adj)

    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"

  3. flying, quick, fast(adj)

    hurried and brief

    "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"

  4. 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"

  5. quick, ready(adj)

    apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"

  6. 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"

  7. quick, warm(adverb)

    easily aroused or excited

    "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"

  8. promptly, quickly, quick(adverb)

    with little or no delay

    "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quick(adjective)ɪk


    a quick look at the book; The trip was quicker than I expected.; a quick demonstration of how it works

  2. quickɪk

    to do quickly as a reaction

    People were quick to blame the media for the panic.

  3. quickɪk

    to hurry

    Please be quick or we'll be late.

  4. quickɪk

    able to easily understand or learn sth new; = bright

    She's very quick at math.


  1. quick(Noun)

    raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.

  2. quick(Adverb)

    to do with speed, quickly

  3. quick(Adjective)

    Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.

  4. quick(Adjective)

    Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

    That was a quick meal.

  5. quick(Adjective)

    Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

    You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.

  6. quick(Adjective)

    Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

    My father is old but he still has a quick wit.

  7. quick(Adjective)

    Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.

  8. quick(Adjective)

    Alive, living.

  9. quick(Adjective)

    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.

  10. quick(Adjective)

    Of water: flowing.

  11. quick(Adjective)

    Burning, flammable, fiery.

  12. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quick

    alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate

  2. Quick

    characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready

  3. Quick

    speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick

  4. Quick

    impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper

  5. Quick

    fresh; bracing; sharp; keen

  6. Quick

    sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear

  7. Quick

    pregnant; with child

  8. Quick(adverb)

    in a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick

  9. Quick(noun)

    that which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge

  10. Quick(noun)

    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

  11. Quick(noun)

    quitch grass

  12. Quick

    to revive; to quicken; to be or become alive


  1. Quick

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2054

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Written Corpus Frequency: #877

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quick' in Adjectives Frequency: #192

Translations for quick

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done, said, finished etc in a short time

a quick trip into town.

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