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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quick a. [Compar. Quicker superl. Quickest.]
 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.
 Note:In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in some compounds, or in particular phrases.
 2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready. A quick wit.”
 3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
 Oft he to her his charge of quick return
 Repeated.   --Milton.
 4. 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.
 5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
 The air is quick there,
 And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.   -- Shak.
 6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear. “To have an open ear, a quick eye.”
    They say that women are so quick.   --Tennyson.
 7. Pregnant; with child.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : most quickly [syn: fastest]