(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. accomplished rapidly and without delay

- was quick to make friends

- his quick reaction prevented an accident

Similar word(s): fast, speedy

2. hurried and brief

- a quick inspection

Similar word(s): hurried, fast, flying

3. moving quickly and lightly

- quick of foot

Similar word(s): active, agile, nimble, spry

4. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

- a quick mind

Similar word(s): intelligent, ready

5. performed with little or no delay

- was quick to respond

Similar word(s): fast, immediate, prompt, straightaway

6. easily aroused or excited

- a quick temper

Similar word(s): excitable, warm

Sentences with quick as an adjective:

- I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.

- He's a quick runner.

- That was a quick meal.

- You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.

- My father is old but he still has a quick wit.


1. with little or no delay

- come here, quick!

Similar word(s): promptly, quickly

Sentences with quick as an adverb:

- Get rich quick.


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

Definition categories: body, area, region


1. (transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.

2. (transitive, archaic, poetic) To quicken.