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Rapid vs. Quick

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  • Rapid (adjective)

    Very swift or quick.

    "a rapid stream;"

    "rapid growth;"

    "rapid improvement"

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Steep, changing altitude quickly. (of a slope)

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Needing only a brief exposure time. (of a lens, plate, film, etc.)

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Violent, severe.

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Happy.

  • Rapid (adverb)

    Rapidly.

  • Rapid (noun)

    a rough section of a river or stream which is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water.

  • Rapid (noun)

    A burst of rapid fire.

  • Quick (adjective)

    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."

  • Quick (adjective)

    Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

    "That was a quick meal."

  • Quick (adjective)

    Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

    "You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics."

  • Quick (adjective)

    Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

    "My father is old but he still has a quick wit."

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

    Alive, living.

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

    Of water: flowing.

  • Quick (adjective)

    Burning, flammable, fiery.

  • Quick (adjective)

    Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

  • Quick (adjective)

    productive; not "dead" or barren

  • Quick (adverb)

    quickly

  • Quick (adverb)

    with speed

    "Get rich quick."

    "Come here, quick!"

  • Quick (noun)

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

  • Quick (noun)

    plants used in making a quickset hedge

  • Quick (noun)

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

  • Quick (noun)

    quitchgrass

  • Quick (noun)

    A fast bowler.

  • Quick (verb)

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

  • Quick (verb)

    To quicken.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Rapid (adjective)

    Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.

  • Rapid (adjective)

    Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.

  • Rapid (noun)

    The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; sometimes called whitewater; - usually used in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

    Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

  • Quick (adjective)

    Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

  • Quick (adjective)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

    Pregnant; with child.

  • Quick (adverb)

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

  • Quick (noun)

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

  • Quick (noun)

    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.

  • Quick (noun)

    Quitch grass.

  • Quick

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

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rapid (noun)

    a part of a river where the current is very fast

  • Rapid (adjective)

    done or occurring in a brief period of time;

    "a rapid rise through the ranks"

  • Rapid (adjective)

    characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed;

    "a rapid movment"

    "a speedy car"

    "a speedy errand boy"

  • Quick (noun)

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

  • Quick (adjective)

    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"

  • Quick (adjective)

    hurried and brief;

    "paid a flying visit"

    "took a flying glance at the book"

    "a quick inspection"

    "a fast visit"

  • Quick (adjective)

    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"

  • Quick (adjective)

    apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity;

    "a quick mind"

    "a ready wit"

  • Quick (adjective)

    performed with little or no delay;

    "an immediate reply to my letter"

    "prompt obedience"

    "was quick to respond"

    "a straightaway denial"

  • Quick (adjective)

    easily aroused or excited;

    "a quick temper"

    "a warm temper"

  • Quick (adverb)

    with little or no delay;

    "the rescue squad arrived promptly"

    "come here, quick!"

Princeton's WordNet

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