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quick

 (kwĭk)
adj. quick·er, quick·est
1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy: an animal that is quick enough to escape most predators.
2. Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind.
3.
a. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen: quick reflexes.
b. Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper.
4.
a. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit.
b. Done or occurring immediately: a quick inspection. See Synonyms at fast1.
5. Tending to react hastily: quick to find fault.
6. Archaic
a. Alive.
b. Pregnant.
n.
1. Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails.
2. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions: The remark cut her to the quick.
3. The living: the quick and the dead.
4. The vital core; the essence: got to the quick of the matter.
adv. quicker, quickest
Quickly; promptly.

[Middle English, alive, lively, quick, from Old English cwicu, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

quick′ly adv.
quick′ness n.

quick

(kwɪk)
adj
1. (of an action, movement, etc) performed or occurring during a comparatively short time: a quick move.
2. lasting a comparatively short time; brief: a quick flight.
3. accomplishing something in a time that is shorter than normal: a quick worker.
4. characterized by rapidity of movement; swift or fast: a quick walker.
5. immediate or prompt: a quick reply.
6. (postpositive) eager or ready to perform (an action): quick to criticize.
7. responsive to stimulation; perceptive or alert; lively: a quick eye.
8. eager or enthusiastic for learning: a quick intelligence.
9. easily excited or aroused: a quick temper.
10. skilfully swift or nimble in one's movements or actions; deft: quick fingers.
11. archaic
a. alive; living
b. (as noun) living people (esp in the phrase the quick and the dead)
12. archaic or dialect lively or eager: a quick dog.
13. (of a fire) burning briskly
14. (Botany) composed of living plants: a quick hedge.
15. dialect (of sand) lacking firmness through being wet
16. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) quick with child archaic pregnant, esp being in an advanced state of pregnancy, when the movements of the fetus can be felt
n
17. (Anatomy) any area of living flesh that is highly sensitive to pain or touch, esp that under a toenail or fingernail or around a healing wound
18. the vital or most important part (of a thing)
19. (Agriculture) short for quickset1
20. cut someone to the quick to hurt someone's feelings deeply; offend gravely
adv
21. in a rapid or speedy manner; swiftly
22. soon: I hope he comes quick.
interj
a command requiring the hearer to perform an action immediately or in as short a time as possible
[Old English cwicu living; related to Old Saxon quik, Old High German queck, Old Norse kvikr alive, Latin vīvus alive, Greek bios life]
ˈquickly adv
ˈquickness n

quick

(kwɪk)

adj.andadv. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity: a quick response.
2. completed in a short time: a quick shower.
3. moving with speed: a quick fox.
4. easily provoked or excited: a quick temper.
5. keenly responsive; lively; acute: a quick wit.
6. acting with swiftness or rapidity: a quick worker.
7. prompt or swift in doing, perceiving, or understanding: quick to respond; a quick eye.
8. (of a bend or curve) sharp: a quick bend in the road.
9. brisk, as fire, flames, or heat.
10. Archaic.
a. endowed with life.
b. having a high degree of energy or activity.
n.
11. living persons: the quick and the dead.
12. the tender, sensitive flesh of the living body, esp. that under the nails.
13. the vital or most important part.
adv.
14. quickly.
[before 900; Middle English quik lively, moving, swift; Old English cwic, cwicu living; c. German queck, keck, Old Norse kvikr]
quick′ness, n.
syn: quick, fast, swift, rapid describe a speedy rate of motion or progress. quick applies particularly to an action or reaction that is almost instantaneous, or of brief duration: to take a quick look around. fast refers to a person or thing that acts or moves speedily; when used of communication or transportation, it suggests a definite goal and continuous movement: a fast swimmer; a fast train. swift, a more formal word, suggests great speed as well as graceful movement: The panther is a swift animal. rapid applies to one or a series of actions or movements; it stresses the rate of speed: to perform rapid calculations. See also sharp.
usage: The difference between the adverbial forms quick and quickly is frequently stylistic. quick is informal, more often used in short spoken sentences, esp. imperative ones: Come quick! The roof is leaking. quickly is the usual form in writing, both in the preverb position (We quickly realized that attempts to negotiate would be futile) and following verbs other than imperatives (She turned quickly and sat down). See also slow, sure.

quick

- Any tender or sensitive flesh, as under the nails, around a sore or wound, or under a hoof.
See also related terms for nails.

Quick

 those who are alive; live plants collectively. especially hawthorne; of ten used in the phrase the quick and the dead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quick - any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
Adj.1.quick - 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"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
2.quick - hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"
3.quick - moving quickly and lightlyquick - 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"
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
4.quick - apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
5.quick - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"
6.quick - easily aroused or excitedquick - easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
excitable - easily excited
Adv.1.quick - with little or no delay; "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"

quick

adjective
1. fast, swift, speedy, express, active, cracking (Brit. informal), smart, rapid, fleet, brisk, hasty, headlong, nippy (informal), pdq (slang) Europe has moved a long way at a quick pace.
fast slow, sluggish
2. brief, passing, hurried, flying, fleeting, summary, lightning, short-lived, hasty, cursory, perfunctory I just popped in for a quick chat.
brief long, gradual
3. instant, immediate, instantaneous, speedy These investors feel the need to make quick profits.
4. immediate, instant, prompt, sudden, abrupt, instantaneous, expeditious The President has admitted there is no quick end in sight.
5. excitable, passionate, impatient, abrupt, hasty, irritable, touchy, curt, petulant, irascible, testy, chippy (informal) She had inherited her father's quick temper.
excitable patient, calm, restrained
6. intelligent, bright (informal), alert, sharp, acute, smart, clever, all there (informal), shrewd, discerning, astute, receptive, perceptive, quick-witted, quick on the uptake (informal), nimble-witted The older adults are not as quick in their thinking.
intelligent stupid, unintelligent
adverb
1. fast, soon, quickly, promptly, swiftly, speedily I got away as quick as I could.

quick

adjective
1. Characterized by great celerity:
Informal: hell-for-leather.
Idiom: quick as a bunny.
2. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
3. Mentally quick and original:
4. Accomplished in very little time:
noun
A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate:
adverb
Translations
سَريعسَرِيعسَريع الحَرَكَهسَريع، ذَكي، حاد الذِّهْنسَريع، يَحْدُثُ بِسُرْعَه
rychlýchvatnýhnedpohotovýrychle
hurtighurtigtlyn-rap
nopeanopeaälyinenpikainensukkelavikkelä
brz
gyors
fljóttfljótursnöggur tilsnöggur, örstuttur, skyndi-snöggur, snar
はやい素早い速い
빠른
dribsmėlisgreitintigreitumasnegesintos kalkėspaspartinti
ātriātrsbez kavēšanāsīssstrauji
hiterhitro
snabbkvick
รวดเร็ว
nhanh

quick

[kwɪk]
A. ADJ (quicker (compar) (quickest (superl)))
1. (= fast) [method, movement] → rápido
this is the quickest way to do itésta es la forma más rápida de hacerlo
it's quicker by traines más rápido ir en tren
be quick!¡rápido!¡date prisa!, ¡apúrate! (LAm)
to be quick to do sthhacer algo rápidamente
he was quick to see the possibilitiesvio rápidamente las posibilidades
his opponents were quick to point out thatsus adversarios señalaron rápidamente que ...
to be quick to actobrar con prontitud
to be quick to angerenfadarse con facilidad
to be quick to take offenceofenderse por nada
and be quick about it!¡y date prisa!, ¡y apúrate! (LAm)
quick march! (Mil) → ¡marchando, ar!
at a quick pacea un paso rápido
he made a quick recoveryse recuperó rápidamente
in quick successionen rápida sucesión
to have a quick tempertener un genio vivo
he's a quick workertrabaja rápidoes un trabajador rápido
see also draw A4
see also mark 2 A6
see also uptake 1
2. (= with minimal delay) [answer, decision] → rápido
we must have a quick answernecesitamos una respuesta rápida
we are hoping for a quick end to the bloodshedesperamos que el derramamiento de sangre acabe pronto
a quick fixuna solución fácil
the price has been reduced for a quick salehan reducido el precio para venderlo pronto
3. (= not lengthy) [meal] → rápido
he gave me a quick kiss on the cheekme dio un besito en la mejilla
let's have a quick look at thatdéjame echarle un vistazo rápido a eso
to have a quick one (= drink) → tomarse un trago
can I have a quick word (with you)?¿puedo hablar un segundo contigo?, ¿podemos hablar un segundo?
4. (= sharp) [person] → listo; [wit] → agudo; [mind, reflexes] → ágil, rápido
he is very quick at mathses muy rápido para las matemáticas
to have a quick eye for sthcaptar or coger algo al vuelo
B. N
1. (Anat)
the quick her nails were bitten down to the quickse había mordido las uñas hasta dejárselas como muñones
to cut sb to the quickherir a algn en lo vivo
2. (archaic, liter) the quick and the deadlos vivos y los muertos
C. ADVdeprisa, rápido
quick!¡deprisa!, ¡rápido!
I left as quick as I couldme fui lo más rápido or deprisa que pude
come as quick as you canven cuanto antes
as quick as a flashcomo un rayo or relámpago

quick

[ˈkwɪk]
adj
(= rapid) [runner, walker, pace, movement, car, train, pulse] → rapide; [meal, decision, visit, glance, shower, bath] → rapide; [reply, retort] → rapide; [pulse] → rapide
a quick lunch → un déjeuner rapide
She was quick in her movements → Ses mouvements étaient rapides.
It's quicker by train → C'est plus rapide en train.
to have a quick wash → faire une toilette rapide
to have a quick look → jeter un coup d'œil
I'll just have a quick look at the paper → Je jette juste un coup d'œil sur le journal.
to make a quick profit → gagner de l'argent rapidement
be quick! → dépêche-toi!
You'll have to be quick. The flight leaves in about three hours → Il faut te dépêcher. L'avion part dans trois heures environ.
a quick learner
She's a quick learner → Elle apprend vite.
as quick as a flash → rapide comme l'éclair quick thinking
(= alert) [person] → vif (vive)m/f [mind] → vif (vive)m/f
quick wit → vivacité f d'esprit
(= prompt) to be quick to do sth → ne pas manquer de faire qch
... as she was quick to point out → ... comme elle n'a pas manqué de le faire remarquer
to be quick to act → agir tout de suite
to be quick to judge → porter des jugements hâtifs
to have a quick temper → s'emporter facilement
advvite, rapidement
Quick, phone the police! → Téléphonez vite à la police!
n [nail] → vif m
to bite one's nails to the quick → se ronger les ongles jusqu'au sang
to be cut to the quick (fig)être touché(e) au vif
to cut sb to the quick → toucher qn au vifquick-drying [ˌkwɪkˈdraɪɪŋ] adj [paint, concrete] → qui sèche rapidement

quick

adj (+er)
(= rapid)schnell; answerschnell, prompt; be quick!mach schnell!; (on telephone etc) → fass dich kurz!; come on, quick, quick!komm, schnell, schnell or zack, zack (inf)!; and be quick about itaber ein bisschen dalli (inf); you were/he was quickdas ist ja schnell gegangen, das war ja schnell; he’s a quick workerer ist von der schnellen Truppe, er arbeitet schnell; he was the quickest to be promoteder wurde am schnellsten befördert; he was too quick for me (in speech) → das ging mir zu schnell; (in escaping) → er war zu schnell für mich; quick march! (Mil) → im Eilschritt, marsch!; it’s quicker by trainmit dem Zug geht es schneller; to be quick to do somethingetw ganz schnell tun; he is quick to criticize other peopleer ist mit seiner Kritik schnell bei der Hand; he is quick to angerer wird leicht zornig; the quickest way to the stationder schnellste Weg zum Bahnhof; what’s the quickest way to the station?wie komme ich am schnellsten zum Bahnhof?; what’s the quickest way to finish it?wie werde ich am schnellsten damit fertig?
(= short, quickly done) kissflüchtig; speech, synopsiskurz; restklein, kurz; let me have a quick looklass mich mal schnell or kurz sehen; we had a quick mealwir haben schnell etwas gegessen; let’s go for a quick drivekomm, wir machen eine kleine Spritztour; he took a quick swig of whiskyer trank schnell einen Schluck Whisky; to have a quick chat (with somebody)(mit jdm) ein paar Worte wechseln; could I have a quick word?könnte ich Sie mal kurz sprechen?; could I have a quick try?darf ich mal schnell or kurz versuchen?; I’ll just write him a quick noteich schreibe ihm schnell mal or mal kurz; I grabbed a quick sleepich legte mich kurz hin; time for a quick beergenügend Zeit, um schnell ein Bierchen zu trinken; a quick oneeine(r, s) auf die Schnelle (inf); (question) → eine kurze Frage
(= lively, quick to understand) mindwach; personschnell von Begriff (inf); childaufgeweckt; temperhitzig, heftig; eye, earscharf; the quicker children soon get boreddie Kinder, die schneller begreifen or die eine schnellere Auffassungsgabe haben, langweilen sich bald; he is quick at figureser kann schnell rechnen; to be quick at doing somethingfix dabei sein, etw zu tun; he’s very quicker begreift or kapiert (inf)schnell; he’s too quick for memit ihm komme ich nicht mit; quick, isn’t he? (in repartee) → der ist aber schlagfertig
n
(Anat) → empfindliches Fleisch (besonders unter den Fingernägeln); to bite one’s nails to the quickdie Nägel bis zum Fleisch abkauen; to be cut to the quick (Brit) → tief getroffen sein; to cut somebody to the quick (Brit) → jdn zutiefst verletzen
pl (liter) the quick and the deaddie Lebenden und die Toten
adv (+er)schnell

quick

:
quick-acting
adj medicineschnell wirkend attr; personschnell handelnd
quickbeam
n (Bot) → Vogelbeerbaum m, → Eberesche f
quick-change artist
n (Theat) → Verwandlungskünstler(in) m(f)
quick-drying
adj paint, concreteschnell trocknend

quick

:
quick-fire questions
plFragen plwie aus der Maschinenpistole
quick-firing
adj (Mil) → schnell feuernd
quick fix
nSchnelllösung f
quick-freeze
vt foodeinfrieren, einfrosten
quick-frozen
adjGefrier-, tiefgekühlt; quick vegetablesGefriergemüse nt

quick

:
quicksand
nTreibsand m
quickset hedge
nHecke f; (= hawthorn)Weißdornhecke f
quick-setting
adj glue etcschnell trocknend attr; cementschnell bindend attr
quicksilver
nQuecksilber nt
adj attr (fig liter)quecksilbrig, lebhaft
quickstep
nQuickstepp m
quick-tempered
adjhitzig, leicht erregbar; to be quickleicht aufbrausen
quickthorn
nRotdorn m
quick time
n (US Mil) Marsch im Normaltempo
quick-witted
adjgeistesgegenwärtig; answerschlagfertig; the more quick candidatesdie Kandidaten mit einer schnelleren Auffassungsgabe
quick-wittedness

quick

[kwɪk]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (fast, in motion) → veloce, rapido/a; (in time) → svelto/a, veloce; (agile, YYY, reflexes) → pronto/a; (in mind) → svelto/a
a quick temper → un temperamento irascibile
the quickest method → il metodo più rapido
a quick reply → una risposta pronta
be quick about it! → fa' presto!, sbrigati!
she was quick to see that ... → ha visto subito che...
to be quick to act → agire prontamente
to be quick to take offence → essere permaloso/a, offendersi subito
do you fancy a quick one? (fam) (drink) → andiamo a bere qualcosa?
2. advin fretta, rapidamente
come quick! → vieni subito!
as quick as a flash or as lightning → veloce come un fulmine
3. n to cut sb to the quickpungere qn sul vivo

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun

quick

سَرِيع rychlý hurtig schnell γρήγορος rápido nopea rapide brz veloce 素早い 빠른 snel kvikk szybki rápido быстрый snabb รวดเร็ว çabuk nhanh 快的

quick

a. rápido-a, ligero-a, [alert] listo-a;
___ -frozencongelado-a al instante;
adv. pronto, rápidamente, al instante.
References in classic literature ?
A quick, bright smile went round like a streak of sunshine.
Her husband, Tom Willard, a slender, graceful man with square shoulders, a quick military step, and a black mus- tache trained to turn sharply up at the ends, tried to put the wife out of his mind.
With a quick motion of his hand, as he sat in the awning- covered stern with Tom, Ned and the others, Jacinto sent the chunk of meat out into the muddy stream.
He rumpled his hair with a quick, excited gesture, which with him often announces a new determination, and I could see that my suggestion took hold of him.
Pontellier's eyes were quick and bright; they were a yellowish brown, about the color of her hair.
It would seem that interest in the result had kept the natives on the opposite shores in breathless suspense, while the quick evolutions and swift changes in the positions of the combatants effectually prevented a fire that might prove dangerous alike to friend and enemy.
I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
But the suddenly started Pequod was not quick enough to escape the sound of the splash that the corpse soon made as it struck the sea; not so quick, indeed, but that some of the flying bubbles might have sprinkled her hull with their ghostly baptism.
Well," he said, "I thought I was pretty quick, and our John quicker still, but you do beat all I ever saw for being quick and thorough at the same time.
I wish Hannah had come instead of me for it was Hannah that was wanted and she is better than I am and does not answer back so quick.
Weston's quick amendment; and so ended a most satisfactory meeting.
She was remarkably quick in the discovery of attachments, and had enjoyed the advantage of raising the blushes and the vanity of many a young lady by insinuations of her power over such a young man; and this kind of discernment enabled her soon after her arrival at Barton decisively to pronounce that Colonel Brandon was very much in love with Marianne Dashwood.