Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “quick”

quick

adjective     /kwɪk/
FAST A1 doing something fast or taking only a short time : I tried to catch him but he was too quick for me. [+ to do sth] Publishers were quick to realize that a profit could be made.Fast and rapidShort in time
LASTING A SHORT TIME A2 lasting a short time : Can I ask you a quick question ?Short in timeTemporary
(Definition of quick adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “quick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More