Quick

Adjective

  • Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

    "That was a quick meal."

  • Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
  • Of water: flowing.
  • (mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
  • Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.

    "He's a quick runner."

  • Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

    "My father is old but he still has a quick wit."

  • (archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
  • Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  • Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.

    "I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough."

  • Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

    "You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics."

  • (archaic) Alive, living.
  • Burning, flammable, fiery.

Adverb

  • quickly
  • (colloquial) with speed

    "Come here, quick!"

  • "Get rich quick."

Noun

  • raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
  • quitchgrass
  • The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
  • plants used in making a quickset hedge
  • (cricket) A fast bowler.

Verb

  • (transitive, archaic, poetic) To quicken.
  • (transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.

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