adjective, quick·er, quick·est.
- endowed with life.
- having a high degree of vigor, energy, or activity.
- a line of shrubs or plants, especially of hawthorn, forming a hedge.
- a single shrub or plant in such a hedge.
adverb, quick·er, quick·est.
Origin of quick
SYNONYMS FOR quick
Related formsquick·ness, nounun·quick, adjectiveun·quick·ly, adverbun·quick·ness, noun
Can be confusedfast quick rapid swift (see synonym study at the current entry)quick quickly (see usage note at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for quick
He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.
American lawmakers were quick to praise the military operation.
Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.
Most people know the Universal Life Church as a quick and easy place to get ordained without leaving your couch.
Geisbert was also quick to mention how the methodology of the study could be affecting the current results.
The General had a quick eye to see where improvement could be introduced, and his energy never flagged.From Slave to College President|Godfrey Holden Pike
She made desperate efforts to control her grief, and conceal the tears that rolled in quick succession down her pale cheeks.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
They are quick to discriminate the main lines and the distinguishing traits of personality.Literature in the Elementary School|Porter Lander MacClintock
Pick out the best of those cars, and let's get to Scarnham as quick as possible.The Chestermarke Instinct|J. S. Fletcher
There was a quick saddling of horses and buckling on of belts.Following the Flag|Charles Carleton Coffin
British Dictionary definitions for quick
- alive; living
- (as noun) living people (esp in the phrase the quick and the dead)
Derived Formsquickly, adverbquickness, noun
Word Origin for quick
Medicine definitions for quick
Idioms and Phrases with quick
In addition to the idioms beginning with quick
- quick and the dead
- quick as a wink
- quick off the mark
- quick one, a
- quick on the draw
- quick on the uptake
- cut to the quick
- (quick) on the uptake