- Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
- I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.
- He's a quick runner.
- Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
- That was a quick meal.
- Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
- You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.
- Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
- My father is old but he still has a quick wit.
- Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
- (archaic) Alive, living.
- (archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
- She was quick with child.
- Of water: flowing.
- Burning, flammable, fiery.
- (moving with speed): slow
NounQuick (plural Quicks)
Adverbs for Quick
devilishly; surprisingly; alarmingly; incredibly; wonderfully; efficiently; normally; abnormally; extremely; cruelly; mentally; maliciously; diabolically; remarkably; duteously; feverishly; ordinarily; expertly; impulsively; mercifully; comically; uncomfortably; breathlessly; perilously; marvelously; unaccountably; luckily; astonishingly; dangerously; unbelievably.
Daedalian, able, aboveground, abrupt, acquiescent, acute, adept, adroit, agile, agog, agreeable, alacritous, alert, alive, alive and kicking, all agog, amain, amenable, among the living, animate, animated, anxious, apace, apt, ardent, artistic, astute, at flank speed, attentive, authoritative, avid, awake, bosom, brainy, bravura, breakneck, breast, breathing, breathless, brief, bright, brilliant, brisk, bursting to, canny, capable, capable of life, center of life, clean, clever, combustible, cometary, competent, compliant, conscious, consenting, content, cooperative, coordinated, core, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cursory, cute, daedal, dashing, decisive, deft, desirous, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, discerning, dispatchful, disposed, docile, double-quick, eager, eagle-winged, educable, effective, effectual, electrifying, endowed with life, energetic, enlivened, enthusiastic, esoteric reality, excellent, excitable, existent, expeditious, expeditiously, expert, explosive, exposed nerve, express, facile, fain, fancy, fast, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, festinate, feverish, fiery, flashing, flat-out, fleet, flickering, flying, formable, forward, full of life, furious, galloping, game, gifted, good, goodish, graceful, hair-trigger, hand over fist, hand over hand, handy, hastily, hasty, headlong, heart, heart of hearts, hell for leather, hell-bent, hell-bent for election, hep, hot, hot-tempered, hotheaded, hurried, hustling, immediate, impatient, impetuous, impressionable, impulsive, in double time, in double-quick time, in high, in high gear, in seven-league boots, in the flesh, in the mind, in the mood, inclined, ingenious, inmost heart, inmost soul, inner man, inner nature, inside, inspirited, instant, instantaneous, instinct with life, instructable, intelligent, irascible, irritable, keen, keen-witted, knowing, last-minute, lickety-cut, lickety-split, light of heel, light-footed, live, lively, living, long-lived, magisterial, malleable, masterful, masterly, mercurial, meteoric, minded, moldable, motivated, neat, nerve center, nerve ending, nerve-shattering, nimble, nimble-footed, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean, not born yesterday, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the double, on the job, on the spot, overhasty, panting, passing, passionate, peppery, perceptive, perfunctory, perspicacious, petulant, pith, plastic, pliable, pliant, politic, post, posthaste, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, predisposed, professional, proficient, prompt, promptly, prone, punctual, qui vive, quick as lightning, quick as thought, quick-tempered, quick-thinking, quick-witted, quickly, quite some, rapid, rapidly, raring to, rash, raw, raw nerve, ready, ready and willing, receptive, reckless, resourceful, responsive, ripe for instruction, root, running, schoolable, scintillating, secret heart, sharp, sharp-witted, shocking, short, short and sweet, short-tempered, short-term, short-termed, shrewd, skillful, slap-bang, slapdash, sleepless, slick, smart, snap, snappily, snappy, soft spot, some, sore point, sore spot, soul, spanking, speedily, speedy, spirit, spirited, spry, spunky, startling, statesmanlike, steel-trap, stylish, sudden, summary, superficial, surprising, susceptible, swift, swiftly, tactful, talented, teachable, tenacious of life, tender spot, testy, the compleat, the complete, the quick, thirsty for knowledge, timely, touchy, tractable, trainable, trippingly, true being, true inwardness, unanticipated, unblinking, under forced draft, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unnodding, unpredicted, unsleeping, unwinking, urgent, very much alive, viable, vigorous, virtuoso, vital, vital principle, vitals, vivacious, vivid, vivified, volcanic, wakeful, well-disposed, well-done, well-inclined, whip and spur, wide-awake, willed, willing, willinghearted, winged, with all haste, with giant strides, with rapid strides, with speed, workmanlike, zealous, zestful, zoetic
From Old English cwic (“alive”), from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (“alive”), from *gʷey- (“to live”). Cognate with Dutch kwiek, German keck, Swedish kvick; and (from Indo-European) with Ancient Greek βίος (bios), Latin vivus, Lithuanian gývas, Latvian dzivs, Russian живой (živoj), Irish biathaim (“nourish”).
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Quick in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Quick in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
Quick m. (plural Quicks)