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Definition of "quick" []

  • Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy. (adjective)
  • Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind. (adjective)
  • Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen. (adjective)
  • Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper. (adjective)
  • Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quick" in a sentence
  • ""What'll the _next_ one be!" flashed into my mind, and I burst out eagerly, "Oh, Phil, call somebody -- go for the doctor -- quick, quick, oh, do be _quick_!"
  • "I. ii.113 (118,9) Oh, when we bring forth weeds,/When our quick winds lie still] The sense is, that man, not agitated by censure, like soil not ventilated by _quick winds_, produces more evil than good."
  • "Freezing assets here and going in quick is very important and is the only way to help the victims."