Definition and Meanings for quick

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Quick is ranked 7,665 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of quick

adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of quick

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, russ. zhivoi, l. vivus living, vivere to live, gr. bi`os life, skr. j living, j to live. cf. biography, vivid, quitch grass, whitlow see quicken

Meaning of quick

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.
  • characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  • speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  • impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  • fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  • sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  • pregnant; with child.

as adverb

  • in a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

as noun

  • that which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  • 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.
  • quitch grass.

as transitive verb

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