quick


quick
quick [kwik]
adj.
[ME quik, lively, alive < OE cwicu, living: see BIO-]
1. Archaic living; alive
2.
a) rapid; swift [a quick walk]
b) done with promptness; prompt [a quick reply]
c) acting swiftly [a quick worker]
3. lasting only a moment [a quick look]
4. prompt to understand or learn [a quick mind]
5. sensitive; acutely perceptive [a quick sense of smell]
6. easily stirred; fiery [a quick temper]
7. sharply curved [a quick turn]
8. Archaic pregnant
adv.
quickly; rapidly
n.
1. the living, esp. in the quick and the dead
2. the sensitive flesh under a toenail or fingernail
3. the deepest feelings or sensibilities [cut to the quick by the insult]
vt.
Archaic to animate; invigorate
quickly
adv.
quickness
n.
SYN.- QUICK implies ability to respond rapidly as an innate rather than a developed faculty [a quick mind ]; PROMPT stresses immediate response to a demand as resulting from discipline, practice, etc. or from willingness [prompt to obey, a prompt acceptance ]; READY also implies preparation or willingness and, in another sense, connotes fluency, expertness, etc. [a ready sympathy, jest, etc. ]; APT1, in this connection, implies superior intelligence or a special talent as the reason for quickness of response [an apt pupil ] -ANT. SLOW

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