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Meaning & Definition of Quick in English

English

Quick

/kwɪk/

noun

1. Any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

    synonym:
  • quick

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • quick
  • ,
  • speedy

2. Hurried and brief

  • "Paid a flying visit"
  • "Took a flying glance at the book"
  • "A quick inspection"
  • "A fast visit"
    synonym:
  • flying
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • fast

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • agile
  • ,
  • nimble
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • spry

4. Apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

  • "A quick mind"
  • "A ready wit"
    synonym:
  • quick
  • ,
  • ready

5. Performed with little or no delay

  • "An immediate reply to my letter"
  • "A prompt reply"
  • "Was quick to respond"
  • "A straightaway denial"
    synonym:
  • immediate
  • ,
  • prompt
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • straightaway

6. Easily aroused or excited

  • "A quick temper"
  • "A warm temper"
    synonym:
  • quick
  • ,
  • warm

adverb

1. With little or no delay

  • "The rescue squad arrived promptly"
  • "Come here, quick!"
    synonym:
  • promptly
  • ,
  • quickly
  • ,
  • quick

Examples of using

I'll be there as quick as I can.
Shut that door and be quick about it.
Tom has a very quick temper.