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Definition of Quick


  1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.
  2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  7. Pregnant; with child.
  8. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  9. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  10. 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. Quitch grass.
  12. To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Quick Quotations

Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.
Nick Vujicic

The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other. That's not hard to do even when you're juggling insane careers and three kids.
Michael Ian Black

Everybody likes pizza! It's a quick and easy clean-up meal.
Buddy Valastro

Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health.
Howard Berman

Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
Julian Bond
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Quick Translations

quick in Afrikaans is haastig, vinnig
quick in Danish is hurtig
quick in Dutch is snel, spoedig, gezwind, haastig, gauw
quick in Finnish is nopea
quick in French is nerveux, rapide, agile
quick in German is Schnellsortieren, schnell, rasch
quick in Italian is agile, rapido
quick in Latin is velox, citatus, celer
quick in Swedish is rapp i mun, rask, hastig, snar, flink, kvick
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