Definition of Quick

  • (superl.) Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.
  • (superl.) Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.
  • (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
  • (superl.) Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
  • (superl.) Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
  • (superl.) Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
  • (superl.) Pregnant; with child.
  • (adv.) In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
  • (n.) That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) Quitch grass.
  • (v. t. & i.) To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Homophones of Quick