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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

Not only are pasta dishes delicious, but they are also great, easy options for a quick dinner during a busy weekday.
Marcus Samuelsson

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
Jane Austen

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

Everybody believes that capital punishment is wrong, but when they look at certain cases, they're quick to say, 'Put them to death,' or scream 'capital punishment.'
Jeff Lindsay

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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