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Definitions of quick

  1. performed with little or no delay; " an immediate reply to my letter"; " prompt obedience"; " was quick to respond"; " a straightaway denial"
  2. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; " a quick mind"; " a ready wit"
  3. any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain ( as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  4. easily aroused or excited; " a quick temper"; " a warm temper"
  5. Pregnant; with child.
  6. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  7. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  8. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  9. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  10. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  11. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  12. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  13. 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.
  14. To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.
  15. Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.
  16. 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.
  17. With haste; rapidly.
  18. 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.
  19. Quickly.
  20. Quickness.
  21. Living, moving: lively: speedy: rapid: nimble: ready.
  22. Without delay: rapidly: soon.
  23. A living animal or plant: the living: the living flesh: the sensitive parts.
  24. Having life.
  25. A living person; sensitive flesh; sensitiveness.
  26. Living; brisk; swift; prompt.
  27. Rapidly; soon.
  28. Done in a short time; rapid; swift; alert; sprightly.
  29. Irritable.
  30. That which has life; any vital or sensitive part.
  31. Quickly; rapidly.
  32. Living; done with celerity; speedy; characterized by activity or readiness; sprightly; sharp in discerning; sharp.
  33. Nimbly; with celerity.
  34. The living flesh; sensible parts; living shrubs or trees.
  35. Done or occurring in a short time; active; alive; living; sprightly; ready; swift; nimble.
  36. Speedily; without delay; in a short time.
  37. The living flesh; the living, as " the quick and the dead"; sensitive parts or points; a living plant- applied to the hawthorn.

Usage examples for quick

  1. This is the way it was: Let me tell it to you quick. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. Be quick about it, then. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  3. Funny how quick these fellows can see a thing. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  4. I will have the young man's shoulder in quick enough. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. The quick and the dead . – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  6. You can't be too quick. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  7. It is I, he said, who have something to say to you, and I'd like to get it over quick. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. Quick as thought the boy decided that there was only one course open to him. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  9. Get here as quick as the good Lord will let you! – The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin
  10. But she was very quick. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  11. Take the women in, quick! – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  12. Flora's heart went quick and little. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  13. Can't you get to bed quick? – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  14. Oh, Mother, come quick! – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  15. He did not mean to hurt Grizel to the quick. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. She gave him one quick look and said: " That is one of the things she has never told me and I didn't meet her until after she had married him." – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  17. If you see or hear any one coming, get back as quick as you can. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  18. Quick is the word! – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  19. " He was too quick. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
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