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Meaning of QUICK

Pronunciation:  kwik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  2. [adv]  with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
  3. [adj]  moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
  4. [adj]  easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
  5. [adj]  performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
  6. [adj]  accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"
  7. [adj]  hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
  8. [adj]  apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"

QUICK is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: active, agile, excitable, fast, flying, hurried, immediate, intelligent, nimble, prompt, promptly, quickly, ready, speedy, spry, straightaway, warm
 See Also: area, region



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quick\, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As.
    cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik,
    OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living,
    Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,
    vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. j[=i]va living, j[=i]v
    to live. Cf. {Biography}, {Vivid}, {Quitch grass},
    1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to {dead} or
             Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer.
             The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and
             the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim.
                                                   iv. 1.
             Man is no star, but a quick coal Of mortal fire. --
    Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in
          some compounds, or in particular phrases.
    2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly;
       agile; brisk; ready. `` A quick wit.'' --Shak.
    3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
             Oft he her his charge of quick return Repeated.
    4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp;
       unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
             The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and
             signified that he was much offended.  -- Latimer.
    5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
             The air is quick there, And it pierces and sharpens
             the stomach.                          -- Shak.
    6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick
       ear. ``To have an open ear, a quick eye.'' --Shak.
             They say that women are so quick.     --Tennyson.
    7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak.
    {Quick grass}. (Bot.) See {Quitch grass}.
    {Quick match}. See under {Match}.
    {Quick vein} (Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not
    {Quick vinegar}, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of
       alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous
    {Quick water}, quicksilver water.
    {Quick with child}, pregnant with a living child.
    Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready;
         active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively;
  2. \Quick\, adv.
    In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste;
    speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
          If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind
          are performed.                           -- Locke.
  3. \Quick\, n.
    1. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant;
       especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a
       living hedge.
             The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.
    2. 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.
             This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick.
             How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when
             they come to the quick of the difference ! --Fuller.
    3. (Bot.) Quitch grass. --Tennyson.
  4. \Quick\, v. t. & i. [See {Quicken}.]
    To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive. [Obs.]
Computing Dictionary

An early system on the ibm 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].