Meaning of QUICK in English

■ adjective

1》 moving fast or doing something in a short time.

↘lasting a short time.


2》 intelligent.

↘(of one's eye or ear) alert.

3》 (of a person's temper) easily roused.

■ noun

1》 ( the ~ ) the tender flesh below the growing part of a fingernail or toenail.

↘the central or most sensitive part of someone or something.

2》 [as pluralnoun the ~ ] archaic those who are living.


cut someone to the ~ cause someone deep distress.

~ and dirty informal, chiefly US done or produced hastily.

a ~ one informal a rapidly consumed alcoholic drink.

~ with child archaic at a stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.


~ly adverb

~ness noun


OE cwic , cwicu 'alive, animated, alert', of Gmc origin.

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