Living; alive; live.Lively; characterized by physical or mental liveliness or sprightliness; prompt; ready; sprightly; nimble; brisk.Prompt to perceive or to respond to impressions; perceptive in a high degree; sensitive; hence, excitable; restless; passionate.Speedy; hasty; swift; rapid; done or occurring in a short time; prompt; immediate: as, a quick return of profits.Hasty; precipitate; irritable; sharp; unceremonious.Pregnant; with child: specifically noting a woman when the motion of the fetus is felt.Active in operation; piercing; sharp; hence, bracing; fresh.Synonyms and Expeditious, rapid, active, alert, agile, hurrying, hurried, fleet, dexterous, adroit. See quickness.Acute, keen.n. A living being.n. That which is quick, or living and sensitive: with the definite article: as, cut to the quick.n. A live fence or hedge formed of some growing plant, usually hawthorn; quickset.n. The quitch-grass. Also quicks, quitch.In a quick manner; nimbly; with celerity; rapidly; with haste; speedily: as, run quick.Soon; in a short time; without delay: as, go and return quick.To make alive; quicken; animate.To revive; kindle; quicken.In electroplating, to prepare for the firmer adhesion of the deposited metal by the use of a solution of nitrate of mercury.To become alive; revive.Very elastic: as, a quick billiard cushion.n. In mining, an abbreviation of quicksilver.