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Quick vs. Swift

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Quickadjective

Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.

‘I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.’; ‘He's a quick runner.’;

Swiftadjective

Fast; quick; rapid.

Quickadjective

Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

‘That was a quick meal.’;

Swiftadjective

Capable of moving at high speeds.

Quickadjective

Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

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

Swiftnoun

A small plain-colored bird of the family Apodidae that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight.

Quickadjective

Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

‘My father is old but he still has a quick wit.’;

Swiftnoun

Any of certain lizards of the genus Sceloporus.

Quickadjective

Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.

Swiftnoun

(entomology) A moth of the family Hepialidae, swift moth, ghost moth.

Quickadjective

(archaic) Alive, living.

Swiftnoun

(entomology) Any of various fast-flying hesperiid butterflies.

Quickadjective

(archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.

Swiftnoun

A reel for winding yarn.

Quickadjective

Of water: flowing.

Swiftnoun

The main cylinder of a carding-machine.

Quickadjective

Burning, flammable, fiery.

Swiftnoun

(obsolete) The current of a stream.

Quickadjective

Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

Swiftadverb

Swiftly.

Quickadjective

productive; not "dead" or barren

Swiftadjective

Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt.

‘My beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.’; ‘Swift of dispatch and easy of access.’; ‘And bring upon themselves swift destruction.’;

Quickadverb

quickly

Swiftadjective

Of short continuance; passing away quickly.

Quickadverb

(colloquial) with speed

‘Get rich quick.’; ‘Come here, quick!’;

Swiftadverb

Swiftly.

‘Ply swift and strong the oar.’;

Quicknoun

raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.

Swiftnoun

The current of a stream.

Quicknoun

plants used in making a quickset hedge

Swiftnoun

Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodidæ. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds.

Quicknoun

The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.

Swiftnoun

Any one of several species of lizards, as the pine lizard.

Quicknoun

quitchgrass

Swiftnoun

The ghost moth. See under Ghost.

Quicknoun

(cricket) A fast bowler.

Swiftnoun

A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; - used chiefly in the plural.

Quickverb

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

Swiftnoun

The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.

Quickverb

To quicken.

Swiftnoun

United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)

Quickadjective

Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.

‘Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were.’; ‘The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.’; ‘Man is no star, but a quick coalOf mortal fire.’;

Swiftnoun

an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)

Quickadjective

Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.

Swiftnoun

small plain-colored bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight

Quickadjective

Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

‘Oft he her his charge of quick returnRepeated.’;

Swiftnoun

common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks

Quickadjective

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.’;

Swiftadjective

moving very fast;

‘fleet of foot’; ‘the fleet scurrying of squirrels’; ‘a swift current’; ‘swift flight of an arrow’; ‘a swift runner’;

Quickadjective

Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

‘The air is quick there,And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.’;

Quickadjective

Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.

‘They say that women are so quick.’;

Quickadjective

Pregnant; with child.

Quickadverb

In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

‘If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.’;

Quicknoun

That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.

‘The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.’;

Quicknoun

The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; - used figuratively.

‘This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick.’; ‘How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference !’;

Quicknoun

Quitch grass.

Quickverb

To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Quicknoun

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

Quickadjective

accomplished rapidly and without delay;

‘was quick to make friends’; ‘his quick reaction prevented an accident’; ‘hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem’; ‘a speedy recovery’; ‘he has a right to a speedy trial’;

Quickadjective

hurried and brief;

‘paid a flying visit’; ‘took a flying glance at the book’; ‘a quick inspection’; ‘a fast visit’;

Quickadjective

moving quickly and lightly;

‘sleek and agile as a gymnast’; ‘as nimble as a deer’; ‘nimble fingers’; ‘quick of foot’; ‘the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it’;

Quickadjective

apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity;

‘a quick mind’; ‘a ready wit’;

Quickadjective

performed with little or no delay;

‘an immediate reply to my letter’; ‘prompt obedience’; ‘was quick to respond’; ‘a straightaway denial’;

Quickadjective

easily aroused or excited;

‘a quick temper’; ‘a warm temper’;

Quickadverb

with little or no delay;

‘the rescue squad arrived promptly’; ‘come here, quick!’;

Quickadjective

moving fast or doing something in a short time

‘he was always quick to point out her faults’; ‘in the qualifying session he was two seconds quicker than his teammate’;

Quickadjective

lasting or taking a short time

‘Brian gave her a quick look’; ‘we went to the pub for a quick drink’;

Quickadjective

happening with little or no delay; prompt

‘children like to see quick results from their efforts’;

Quickadjective

prompt to understand, think, or learn; intelligent

‘it was quick of him to spot the mistake’;

Quickadjective

(of a person's eye or ear) keenly perceptive; alert.

Quickadjective

(of a person's temper) easily roused.

Quickadverb

at a fast rate; quickly

‘he'll find some place where he can make money quicker’; ‘Get out, quick!’;

Quicknoun

the soft tender flesh below the growing part of a fingernail or toenail.

Quicknoun

the central or most sensitive part of someone or something.

Quicknoun

those who are living

‘the quick and the dead’;

Quicknoun

a fast bowler.

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