1 (def 1).
another name for calcium oxide
late 14c., from quick (adj.) “living” + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr “sulfur.”
[kwik-lee] /ˈkwɪk li/ adverb 1. with speed; rapidly; very soon. adv. late Old English cwiculice “vigorously, keenly;” see quick (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “rapidly, in a short space of time” is from c.1200.
- Quick mail transfer protocol
communications (QMTP) An SMTP replacement that works better over high latency links as it doesn’t require as much interaction as SMTP. QMTP listens on port 209 and is used by qmail. (http://cr.yp.to/mail.html) (2007-05-25)
noun 1. a march in quick time. noun 1. a march at quick time or the order to proceed at such a pace interjection 2. a command to commence such a march n. 1752, from quick (adj.) + march (n.1).
[kwik] /kwɪk/ adjective, quicker, quickest. 1. done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity, as an action, process, etc.; prompt; immediate: a quick response. 2. that is over or completed within a short interval of time: a quick shower. 3. moving, or able to move, with speed: a quick fox; a quick train. 4. swift […]