a bed of soft or loose sand saturated with water and having considerable depth, yielding under weight and therefore tending to suck down any object resting on its surface.
a deep mass of loose wet sand that submerges anything on top of it
c.1300, from Middle English quyk “living” (see quick (adj.)) + sond “sand” (see sand (n.)). Old English had cwecesund, but this might have meant “lively strait of water.”
A deep bed of loose, smoothly rounded sand grains, saturated with water and forming a soft, shifting mass that yields easily to pressure and tends to engulf objects resting on its surface. Although it is possible for a person to drown while mired in quicksand, the human body is less dense than any quicksand and is thus not drawn or sucked beneath the surface as is sometimes popularly believed.
found only in Acts 27:17, the rendering of the Greek Syrtis. On the north coast of Africa were two localities dangerous to sailors, called the Greater and Lesser Syrtis. The former of these is probably here meant. It lies between Tripoli and Barca, and near Cyrene. The Lesser Syrtis lay farther to the west.
[kwik-set] /ˈkwɪkˌsɛt/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a plant or cutting, especially of hawthorn, to grow, as in a hedge. 2. such plants collectively. 3. a hedge of such plants. adjective 4. formed of quickset, or of growing plants. /ˈkwɪkˌsɛt/ noun 1. 2. a hedge composed of such plants adjective 3. composed of such plants adj. […]
[kwik-set-ing] /ˈkwɪkˈsɛt ɪŋ/ adjective 1. setting quickly, as a cement, paint, or gelatin.
A sorting algorithm with O(n log n) average time complexity. One element, x of the list to be sorted is chosen and the other elements are split into those elements less than x and those greater than or equal to x. These two lists are then sorted recursively using the same algorithm until there is […]
[kwik-step] /ˈkwɪkˌstɛp/ noun 1. (formerly) a lively used in marching. 2. music adapted to such a march, or in a brisk march rhythm. 3. a lively or combination of in ballroom dancing. /ˈkwɪkˌstɛp/ noun 1. a modern ballroom dance in rapid quadruple time 2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of […]
[kwik-tem-perd] /ˈkwɪkˈtɛm pərd/ adjective 1. easily angered. adjective 1. readily roused to anger; irascible