(derogatory) A fraudulent healer, especially a bombastic peddler in worthless treatments, a doctor who makes false diagnoses for monetary benefit, or an untrained or poorly trained doctor who uses fraudulent credentials to attract patients
(figuratively, derogatory) Any similar charlatan or incompetent professional.
(humorous slang, mildly derogatory) Any doctor.
The sound made by a duck.
(intransitive) Of a queen bee: to make a high-pitched sound during certain stages of development.
(obsolete) To make vain and loud pretensions.
To make a noise like a duck.
To practice or commit quackery (fraudulent medicine).
A trembling or shaking.
An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.
(intransitive) To tremble or shake.
(intransitive, figurative) To be in a state of fear, shock, amazement, etc., such as might cause one to tremble.
Inclined to quake; tremulous.
(Falkland Islands, informal) The black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.
(computing, X Window System) An integer that uniquely identifies a text string.
(physics) In the Standard Model, an elementary subatomic particle that forms matter. They combine to form hadrons, such as protons and neutrons.
A soft creamy cheese, eaten throughout northern, central, eastern, and southeastern Europe as well as the Low Countries, very similar to cottage cheese except that it is usually not made with rennet.
(US) The black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.
The harsh call of this or other birds.
Of birds, to give loud, harsh vocalisations.
Alternative form of queek
(archaic) Alive, living.
(mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
(now rare, archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
Burning, flammable, fiery.
Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
Of water: flowing.
Quickly, in a quick manner.
(cricket) A fast bowler.
Plants used in making a quickset hedge
Raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
(transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.
(transitive, archaic, poetic) To quicken.
(physics) A hypothetical fundamental particle; a preon.
(archaic) A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
(architecture) An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit.
An idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone.
(intransitive, archaic) To use verbal tricks or quibbles.
(transitive, architecture) To furnish with a quirk or channel.
(transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) move with a wry jerk.