quick

If you are quick, you move with speed. You may be a quick runner or "a quick study" — if you tend to learn things quickly.

The adjective quick can also mean brief and fleeting — as in a quick visit or a quick trip to the store. Quick also means without delay: "You'll need to jot a quick reply to the party invitation." The noun quick is a whole other story; it's a highly sensitive bit of skin, especially the skin under the fingernails or toe nails. Be careful not to chew your nails down to the quick — especially your toe nails.

Primary Meanings of quick

1.
adjadv
moving quickly and lightly
with little or no delay
2.
n
any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
Full Definitions of quick
1

adj moving quickly and lightly

quick of foot”
Synonyms:
agile, nimble, spry
active
characterized by energetic activity

adj hurried and brief

“a quick inspection”
Synonyms:
fast, flying
hurried
moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

adj accomplished rapidly and without delay

“was quick to make friends”
“his quick reaction prevented an accident”
Synonyms:
speedy
fast
acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

adj performed with little or no delay

“was quick to respond”
Synonyms:
immediate, prompt, straightaway
fast
acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

adj apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

“a quick mind”
Synonyms:
ready
intelligent
having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

adj easily aroused or excited

“a quick temper”
Synonyms:
warm
excitable
easily excited

adv with little or no delay

“come here, quick!”
Synonyms:
promptly, quickly
2

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

Type of:
area, region
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

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