Definition of the quick
- He had bitten his nails to the quick.
: not dead : living, alive
: acting or capable of acting with speed: such as
: fast in understanding, thinking, or learning : mentally agile
: living beings
: a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)
: the inmost sensibilities
: in a quick manner
What made you want to look up the quick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).