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QUICK, v.i.

To stir; to move. [Not in use.]

QUICK, a. [If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, this word coincides with the L. vigeo, vegeo, and vig, veg, radical, coincide with wag.]

1. Primarily, alive; living; opposed to dead or unanimated; as quick flesh. Lev. 13.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead. 2Tim. 4.

[In this sense, the word is obsolete, except in some compounds or in particular phrases.]

2. Swift; hasty; done with celerity; as quick dispatch.

3. Speedy; done or occurring in a short time; as a quick return of profits.

Oft he to her his charge of quick return repeated.

4. Active; brisk; nimble; prompt ready. He is remarkably quick in his motions. He is a man of quick parts.

5. Moving with rapidity or celerity; as quick time in music.

Quick with child, pregnant with a living child.

QUICK, adv.

1. Nimbly; with celerity; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; be quick.

If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.

2. Soon; in a short time; without delay. Go, and return quick.

QUICK, n.

1. A living animal. Obs.

2. The living flesh; sensible parts; as penetrating to the quick; stung to the quick; cut to the quick.

3. Living shrubs or trees; as a ditch or bank set with quick.

QUICK, v.t. To revive; to make alive. Obs.

QUICK, v.i. To become alive. Obs.




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QUICK, v.i.

To stir; to move. [Not in use.]

QUICK, a. [If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, this word coincides with the L. vigeo, vegeo, and vig, veg, radical, coincide with wag.]

1. Primarily, alive; living; opposed to dead or unanimated; as quick flesh. Lev. 13.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead. 2Tim. 4.

[In this sense, the word is obsolete, except in some compounds or in particular phrases.]

2. Swift; hasty; done with celerity; as quick dispatch.

3. Speedy; done or occurring in a short time; as a quick return of profits.

Oft he to her his charge of quick return repeated.

4. Active; brisk; nimble; prompt ready. He is remarkably quick in his motions. He is a man of quick parts.

5. Moving with rapidity or celerity; as quick time in music.

Quick with child, pregnant with a living child.

QUICK, adv.

1. Nimbly; with celerity; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; be quick.

If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.

2. Soon; in a short time; without delay. Go, and return quick.

QUICK, n.

1. A living animal. Obs.

2. The living flesh; sensible parts; as penetrating to the quick; stung to the quick; cut to the quick.

3. Living shrubs or trees; as a ditch or bank set with quick.

QUICK, v.t. To revive; to make alive. Obs.

QUICK, v.i. To become alive. Obs.


QUICK, a. [Sax. cwic, living, alive; D. kwik; G. quick; Dan. qvik; Sw. qvick. Qu. W. cig, Arm. qicq, flesh. If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, this word coincides with the L. vigeo, vegeo, and vig, veg, radical, coincide with wag. Now the Dutch call a wagtail, kwikstaart.]

  1. Primarily, alive; living; opposed to dead or unanimated; as, quick flesh. – Lev. xiii. The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead. – 2 Tim. iv. [In this sense, the word is obsolete, except in some compounds or in particular phrases.]
  2. Swift; hasty; done with celerity; as quick dispatch.
  3. Speedy; done or occurring in a short time; as, a quick return of profits. Oft he to her his charge of quick return / Repeated. – Milton.
  4. Active; brisk; nimble; prompt; ready. He is remarkably quick in his motions. He is a man of quick parts.
  5. Moving with rapidity or celerity; as, quick time in music. Quick with child, pregnant with a living child. – Blackstone.

QUICK, adv.

  1. Nimbly; with celerity; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; be quick. If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed. – Locke.
  2. Soon; in a short time; without delay. Go and return quick.

QUICK, n. [Sw. qviga, a heifer; Dan. qvæg, cattle; that is, living.]

  1. A living animal. [Obs.] – Spenser.
  2. The living flesh; sensible parts; as, penetrating to the quick; stung to the quick; cut to the quick. – Bacon. Dryden.
  3. Living shrubs or trees; as, a ditch or bank set with quick. – Mortimer.

QUICK, v.i.

To become alive. [Obs.] – Chaucer.


QUICK, v.i. [Sax. cwic, alive; cwiccian, to vivify.]

To stir; to move. [Not in use.] Spenser.


QUICK, v.t. [Sax. cwiccian.]

To revive; to make alive. [Obs.] – Chaucer.


Quick
  1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.

    Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. Chaucer.

    The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. 2 Tim. iv. 1.

    Man is no star, but a quick coal
    Of mortal fire.
    Herbert.

    * In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in some compounds, or in particular phrases.

  2. In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

    If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed. Locke.

  3. That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.

    The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick. Evelyn.

  4. To revive] to quicken; to be or become alive.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  5. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.

    " A quick wit." Shak.
  6. 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.

    This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick. Latimer.

    How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference ! Fuller.

  7. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

    Oft he her his charge of quick return
    Repeated.
    Milton.

  8. Quitch grass.

    Tennyson.
  9. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

    The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended. Latimer.

  10. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

    The air is quick there,
    And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.
    Shak.

  11. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.

    "To have an open ear, a quick eye." Shak.

    They say that women are so quick. Tennyson.

  12. Pregnant; with child.

    Shak.

    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.

    Syn. -- Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready; active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively; sprightly.

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Quick

QUICK, verb intransitive

To stir; to move. [Not in use.]

QUICK, adjective [If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, this word coincides with the Latin vigeo, vegeo, and vig, veg, radical, coincide with wag.]

1. Primarily, alive; living; opposed to dead or unanimated; as quick flesh. Leviticus 13:10.

The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead. 2 Timothy 4:1.

[In this sense, the word is obsolete, except in some compounds or in particular phrases.]

2. Swift; hasty; done with celerity; as quick dispatch.

3. Speedy; done or occurring in a short time; as a quick return of profits.

Oft he to her his charge of quick return repeated.

4. Active; brisk; nimble; prompt ready. He is remarkably quick in his motions. He is a man of quick parts.

5. Moving with rapidity or celerity; as quick time in music.

QUICK with child, pregnant with a living child.

QUICK, adverb

1. Nimbly; with celerity; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; be quick

If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.

2. Soon; in a short time; without delay. Go, and return quick

QUICK, noun

1. A living animal. obsolete

2. The living flesh; sensible parts; as penetrating to the quick; stung to the quick; cut to the quick

3. Living shrubs or trees; as a ditch or bank set with quick

QUICK, verb transitive To revive; to make alive. obsolete

QUICK, verb intransitive To become alive. obsolete

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