1moving fast or doing something in a short time:in the qualifying session he was two seconds quicker than his teammate [with infinitive]:he was always quick to point out her faults lasting or taking a short time:Brian gave her a quick look we went to the pub for a quick drink happening with little or no delay; prompt:children like to see quick results from their efforts
2prompt to understand, think, or learn; intelligent:it was quick of him to spot the mistake (of a person’s eye or ear) keenly perceptive; alert. (of a person’s temper) easily roused.
at a fast rate; quickly:he’ll find some place where he can make money quicker [as exclamation]:Get out, quick!
) the soft tender flesh below the growing part of a fingernail or toenail.
the central or most sensitive part of someone or something. 2
(as plural noun the quick
) archaic those who are living:the quick and the dead
, informal a fast bowler.