Definition of Quick study

1. Noun. Someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily. "She soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"

Exact synonyms: Sponge
Generic synonyms: Assimilator, Learner, Scholar

Definition of Quick study

1. Noun. (obsolete) an actor who is able to learn their lines in a short amount of time ¹

2. Noun. one who is capable of learning at a fast pace; a fast learner ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quick Study

quick buck
quick cure resin
quick fix
quick light
quick lights
quick lime
quick march
quick match
quick off the mark
quick on one's feet
quick on the draw
quick on the uptake
quick pitch
quick smart
quick study (current term)
quick temper
quick time
quick time event
quick time events
quicken tree

Literary usage of Quick study

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian by Mathews (Anne Jackson) (1839)
"Mathews's Cast of Characters in Dublin, and his quick study.—Mr. Boaden the author.— Mr. and Mrs. Davenport. AT this period of Mr. Mathews's career, ..."

2. Folio (1885)
"The " quick study " is too sure ; he can gabble out the words with ease ... This is exactly what the " quick study " does. The slow one is nervous. ..."

3. The Life of Gustavus Vaughan Brooke: Tragedian by William John Lawrence (1892)
"... Tragedian"—The Converted Manager—He-appearance in Dublin—First Meeting with Mr. George Coppin—Brooke's quick study and Wonderful Memory—Remarks on his ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"... for that is always followed immediately by a question about my birthplace and whether I am a quick study." "Well, Mrs. Tree," I said, a little nettled ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
""Well, Mrs. Tree," I said, a little nettled to find my usual procedure so exactly anticipated, " and art you a quick study?" " Yes, I think so. ..."

6. Catalogue with Notes of Studies and Fac-similes from Examples of the Works by Charles Herbert Moore, Harvard University Dept. of Fine Arts (1878)
"quick study, for color and chiaroscuro, from a figure in Veronese's picture of ... quick study (finished in five hours'), for color and chiaroscuro, ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"I've got a part of twelve lengths here which I must be up in to-morrow night, and I haven't had time to look at it yet I'ma confounded quick study, ..."

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