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  2  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}, 
  1.  Alive;  living;  animate;  --  opposed  to  {dead}  or 
  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.  -- 
  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. 
  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 
  {Quick  vinegar},  vinegar  made  by  allowing  a  weak  solution  of 
  alcohol  to  trickle  slowly  over  shavings  or  other  porous 
  {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; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  :  more  quickly  [syn:  {faster}] 

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