quick [-er, -est] adj


  1. Invigorating; intoxicating; effervescent; stimulating; life-giving.
  2. Alive; living; vigorous; active; animated; vivid; fresh; intoxicated; invigorated; fully absorbed; totally immersed.
  3. [Adj.] living; when alive (“this sweet mouth when it was alive addressed its last words”; [pred. adj.] prompt (“we were prompt to miss you”); [adv.] immediately (“we instantly missed you”; or “this mouth quickly spoke its departing accents”).
  4. Perceptive; alert; acute; discerning; keen; sharp.
  5. Sudden; unexpected; [fig.] electric; stunning; dazzling; glaring.
  6. Fast; swift; rapid; speedy; hasty; brisk.

quick [-est, -ly] adv

see quick, adj.

  1. Swiftly; rapidly; promptly; hastily; hurriedly; immediately; soon.
  2. Early.
  3. Easily; effortlessly; with little difficulty.

quick n

see quick, adj.

  1. Most sensitive part; most easily aggravated portion; most sore or painful region; [fig.] worst.
  2. Essence; substance; crux; most vital aspect; most important feature.
  3. Life; living thing.
  4. Birth; beginning; dawn; rise.