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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

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Bruce Lee

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Walt Disney

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Julius Caesar

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

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