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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quickening(noun)

    the process of showing signs of life

    "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"

  2. quickening(noun)

    the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

  3. acceleration, quickening, speedup(noun)

    the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Wiktionary

  1. quickening(Noun)

    The action of bringing someone or something to life.

  2. quickening(Noun)

    The first noticable movements of a foetus during pregnancy, or the period when this occurs.

  3. quickening(Noun)

    Stimulation, excitement (of a feeling, emotion etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quickening

    of Quicken

  2. Quickening(noun)

    the act or process of making or of becoming quick

  3. Quickening(noun)

    the first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life

Freebase

  1. Quickening

    The Quickening is a phenomenon in the Highlander films and television series. Beheading a character known as an "Immortal" produces a powerful energy release from their body called a "Quickening." The lead cast member of the television series, Adrian Paul, explained, "The Quickening is the receiving of all the power and knowledge another immortal has obtained throughout his/her life. It is like the receiving of a sacrament or a massive orgasm." The series producers stated, "The power of the Quickening is the equivalent to a major electrical storm hitting -- windows explode, lights short circuit, it is almost as if the victorious Immortal is in the center of a lightning storm."

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How to say quickening in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quickening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quickening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of quickening in a Sentence

  1. Martha Graham:

    There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

  2. Michael Terwilliger:

    Unquestionably the biggest threat facing all businesses—whether they are high-yield issuers or not—is technology, the Uber/Facebook/Amazons of the world are quickening the pace of change in our economy, threatening the core of countless businesses. Given the pace of technological change, the trend will inevitably result in more fallen angels versus rising stars over time.

  3. Li Keqiang:

    We are quickening the full opening of market access for foreign investors in banking, securities and insurance sectors.

  4. Giacomo Puccini:

    Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

  5. Martha Graham:

    There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there id only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

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