Quicken
Quicken Quick"en, v. i. 1. To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb. [1913 Webster]

The heart is the first part that quickens, and the last that dies. -- Ray. [1913 Webster]

And keener lightnings quicken in her eye. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

When the pale and bloodless east began To quicken to the sun. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quicken —   [engl. to quicken »beschleunigen«], von der Firma Intuit (Mountain View, Kalifornien, USA) angebotenes Finanzverwaltungsprogramm, das seit mehr als zehn Jahren Marktführer in diesem Segment ist. Zum Funktionsumfang zählen u. a. die Verwaltung… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quicken — vb 1 Quicken, animate, enliven, vivify can mean to make alive or lively, but the words diverge more or less widely in their implications. Quicken stresses either the renewal of life, especially of suspended life or growth, or the rousing of what… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Quicken — Quick en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {quickened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quickening}.] [AS. cwician. See {Quick}, a.] 1. To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quicken — index expedite, facilitate, precipitate (hasten), promise (raise expectations) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quicken — (v.) c.1300, from QUICK (Cf. quick) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Quickened; quickening …   Etymology dictionary

  • quicken — [v] make faster; invigorate accelerate, activate, actuate, animate, arouse, awaken, dispatch, energize, excite, expedite, galvanize, goad, grow, hasten, hurry, impel, incite, increase, innervate, innerve, inspire, kindle, liven, make haste,… …   New thesaurus

  • quicken — ► VERB 1) make or become quicker. 2) stimulate or be stimulated. 3) archaic reach a stage in pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move. 4) archaic (of a fetus) begin to show signs of life …   English terms dictionary

  • quicken — [kwik′ən] vt. [ME quickenen < ON kvikna, akin to OE cwician < cwicu, living: see QUICK] 1. to animate; enliven; revive 2. to arouse; stimulate; stir 3. to cause to move more rapidly; hasten vi. 1. to become enlivened; revive …   English World dictionary

  • Quicken — Infobox Software name = Quicken caption = Quicken 2005 Premier Home Business developer = Intuit, Inc. latest release version = 2009 latest release date = operating system = genre = Accounting software license = Proprietary website =… …   Wikipedia

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