quick


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[imac]va living,
   j[imac]v to live. Cf. Biography, Vivid, Quitch grass,
   Whitlow.]
   1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or
      inanimate.
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            Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer.
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            The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and
            the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim.
                                                  iv. 1.
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            Man is no star, but a quick coal
            Of mortal fire.                       -- Herbert.
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   Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in
         some compounds, or in particular phrases.
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   2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly;
      agile; brisk; ready. " A quick wit." --Shak.
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   3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
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            Oft he to her his charge of quick return
            Repeated.                             --Milton.
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   4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp;
      unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
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            The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and
            signified that he was much offended.  -- Latimer.
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   5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
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            The air is quick there,
            And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. -- Shak.
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   6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick
      ear. "To have an open ear, a quick eye." --Shak.
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            They say that women are so quick.     --Tennyson.
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   7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak.
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   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.
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   Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready;
        active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively;
        sprightly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quick \Quick\, v. t. & i. [See Quicken.]
   To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive. [Obs.]
   --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quick \Quick\, adv.
   In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste;
   speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
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         If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind
         are performed.                           -- Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.
                                                  --Evelyn.
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   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.
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            This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick.
                                                  --Latimer.
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            How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when
            they come to the quick of the difference ! --Fuller.
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   3. (Bot.) Quitch grass. --Tennyson.
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