Definitions of quick

  1. To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.
  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. Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.
  8. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  9. The living flesh; as, the quick under the nail of a finger or toe; the feelings; as, she was hurt to the quick; a hedge of growing shrubs.
  10. A living animal or plant: the living: the living flesh: the sensitive parts.
  11. A living person; sensitive flesh; sensitiveness.
  12. That which has life; any vital or sensitive part.
  13. The living flesh; sensible parts; living shrubs or trees.
  14. The living flesh; the living, as " the quick and the dead"; sensitive parts or points; a living plant- applied to the hawthorn.
  15. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  16. With haste; rapidly.
  17. Without delay: rapidly: soon.
  18. Quickly; rapidly.
  19. Nimbly; with celerity.
  20. Speedily; without delay; in a short time.
  21. performed with little or no delay; " an immediate reply to my letter"; " prompt obedience"; " was quick to respond"; " a straightaway denial"
  22. easily aroused or excited; " a quick temper"; " a warm temper"
  23. 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.
  24. Rapid; swift; as, quick in action; nimble; as, quick on one's feet; alert; ready; as, a quick eye; quick wit; easily excited; hasty; as, a quick temper; sensitive; having life.
  25. Living, moving: lively: speedy: rapid: nimble: ready.
  26. Having life.
  27. Living; brisk; swift; prompt.
  28. Rapidly; soon.
  29. Done in a short time; rapid; swift; alert; sprightly.
  30. Irritable.
  31. Living; done with celerity; speedy; characterized by activity or readiness; sprightly; sharp in discerning; sharp.
  32. Done or occurring in a short time; active; alive; living; sprightly; ready; swift; nimble.
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