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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quick  \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}, 
  {Whitlow}.] 
  1.  Alive;  living;  animate;  --  opposed  to  {dead}  or 
  {inanimate}. 
 
  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.  -- 
  Herbert. 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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 
  barren. 
 
  {Quick  vinegar},  vinegar  made  by  allowing  a  weak  solution  of 
  alcohol  to  trickle  slowly  over  shavings  or  other  porous 
  material. 
 
  {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; 
  sprightly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quick  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quick  \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. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  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. 
  --Latimer. 
 
  How  feebly  and  unlike  themselves  they  reason  when 
  they  come  to  the  quick  of  the  difference  !  --Fuller. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Quitch  grass.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quick  \Quick\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [See  {Quicken}.] 
  To  revive;  to  quicken;  to  be  or  become  alive.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quick 
  adj  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {speedy}] 
  2:  hurried  and  brief;  "paid  a  flying  visit";  "took  a  flying 
  glance  at  the  book";  "a  quick  inspection";  "a  fast  visit" 
  [syn:  {flying},  {fast}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {agile},  {nimble},  {spry}] 
  4:  apprehending  and  responding  with  speed  and  sensitivity;  "a 
  quick  mind";  "a  ready  wit"  [syn:  {ready}] 
  5:  performed  with  little  or  no  delay;  "an  immediate  reply  to  my 
  letter";  "prompt  obedience";  "was  quick  to  respond";  "a 
  straightaway  denial"  [syn:  {immediate},  {prompt},  {straightaway}] 
  6:  easily  aroused  or  excited;  "a  quick  temper";  "a  warm  temper" 
  [syn:  {warm}] 
  n  :  any  area  of  the  body  that  is  highly  sensitive  to  pain  (as 
  the  flesh  underneath  the  skin  or  a  fingernail  or  toenail) 
  adv  :  with  little  or  no  delay;  "the  rescue  squad  arrived 
  promptly";  "come  here  quick!"  [syn:  {promptly},  {quickly}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Quick,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25045 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  QUICK 
 
    An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  701}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  (1995-05-11) 
 
 




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