Definitions for quidkwɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a portion of something, esp. tobacco, that is to be chewed but not swallowed.
Origin of quid:
1720–30; dial. var. of cud
Brit. Informal.one pound sterling.
Origin of quid:
1680–90; orig. uncert.
British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid(noun)
the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
quid pro quo, quid(noun)
something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(noun)
a wad of something chewable as tobacco
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a pound in money
It only cost a couple of quid.
a portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco
to drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses
Quid is a French encyclopedia, established in 1963 by Dominique Frémy. It was published annually between 1963 and 2007, first by Plon and later by Éditions Robert Laffont, and was the most popular encyclopedic reference work in France. The presentation is very compressed, and abbreviations are used extensively in telegraph style. It uses very thin paper to get all the information into one volume. It is published each year in one volume about the size of a large dictionary. The motto of the work is "tout sur tout ... Et tout de suite ". Examples of the precise information included in Quid are: a) the use of moustaches among Austrian mailmen is forbidden to avoid them being confused with military officers; b) in 1850 there were 1,400,000 inhabitants in Finland, and c) in the West, a woman spends an average of 100 days of her life in ironing.
Quid is an 18-month old, approximately 50-person company located in San Francisco, with investors from the U.S., Korea, Singapore, the U.K, and Switzerland. The company has built a software product that augments human intelligence, transforming complex global information into actionable insight that helps companies and governments make more informed decisions. Quid currently serves Microsoft and other leading international clients, applying Quid software and intelligence to help them understand innovation.
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