What does quicken mean?

Definitions for quicken
ˈkwɪk ənquick·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quicken.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accelerate, speed up, speed, quickenverb

    move faster

    "The car accelerated"

  2. whet, quickenverb

    make keen or more acute

    "whet my appetite"

  3. quicken, invigorateverb

    give life or energy to

    "The cold water invigorated him"

  4. quickenverb

    show signs of life

    "the fetus quickened"

  5. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"


  1. quickennoun

    The European rowan tree.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

  2. quickenverb

    To give life to; to animate, make alive, revive.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

  3. quickenverb

    To come back to life, receive life.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

  4. quickenverb

    To take on a state of activity or vigour comparable to life; to be roused, excited.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

  5. quickenverb

    To make quicker; to hasten, speed up.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

  6. quickenverb

    To become faster.

    My heartbeat quickened when I heard him approach.

    Etymology: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quickenadjective

    to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite

  2. Quickenadjective

    to make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed

  3. Quickenadjective

    to shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced

  4. Quickenverb

    to come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb

  5. Quickenverb

    to move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened


  1. Quicken

    Quicken is a personal finance management tool developed by Intuit, Inc. Different versions of Quicken run on Windows and Macintosh systems. Previous versions ran on DOS. There are several versions of Quicken, including Quicken Starter, Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Rental Property Manager, Quicken Premier, Quicken Home & Business, Quicken Personal and Quicken Personal Plus. Since 2008, each version of Quicken has tended to have the release year in the product name. Prior to this, versions were numbered.. Quicken's major marketplace is North America, and the majority of the software sold is specialized for the United States and Canadian marketplace and user base. However the core functions can often be used more widely regardless of country, and in addition, versions have been tailored for a variety of marketplaces including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, The Philippines and Singapore. Development of the UK-specific version of Quicken was discontinued in January 2005, with sales and support following shortly after. At one time or another there were also versions for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quicken in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quicken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of quicken in a Sentence

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken.

  2. Warren Buffett:

    We buy a very few loans unrelated to the manufactured home business, and Quicken is the one we buy them from.

  3. Lloyd Jackson:

    County officials have yet to make a decision as to what to do with the facility. But while they dither, the monthly meter is running. According to figures compiled by the Detroit Free Press some of the monthly costs include : Despite the hefty costs of The Wayne County Jail, and the county teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans does not appear to be any closer to making a decision on the building site. Due to the county's financial state, anything done on the... jail will just add to the deficit, once the deficit has been solved, the county can move forward with options on whether to finish the Gratiot site or renovate the three existing jails. As the county makes progress on its recovery plan, it will better be able to solve the jail issue. The Wayne County Jail was originally proposed as a $ 300 million, 2,000-bed jail that would combine the other county correctional facilities. Ground was broken on the work site in September 2011, but was stalled nearly two years later, in June 2013, when a 60-day suspension was imposed after projected cost overruns totaled nearly $ 100 million. Construction never resumed, and later that summer, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the project. The investigation led to the arrest of former Wayne County Chief Financial Officer Carla Sledge, attorney Steven Collins and construction manager Anthony Parlovecchio. Five parties have expressed interest in buying the construction site, including Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who has been active in Detroit’s ongoing attempt at urban renewal. But so far, the county has not accepted any offers — which is proving costly to taxpayers.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Challenges are success catalysts in disguise. Yes of course, a catalyst is an organic substance that speeds up a chemical reaction. Similarly to that, challenges are catalystic in nature. Because, they are meant to quicken one to succeed in life and not at all for him or her to fail. Thus, do take up all your challenges. Because, they are for your good or betterment.

  5. Michael Drayne:

    The central question of the Quicken story is, how much and how quickly can they convert what they've done to purchase-money transactions.

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Translations for quicken

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  • паско́рыць, паскара́цьBelarusian
  • оживить, уско́рить, ускоря́тьRussian

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