Definitions for quitekwaɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quite
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
completely, wholly, or entirely:
not quite finished.
actually, really, or truly:
quite a sudden change.
to a considerable extent or degree:
Origin of quite:
1300–50; ME, adv. use of quit(e), a var. of quit(te)quit , the meaning of the two forms not being distinct in ME
to a degree (not used with a negative)
"quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"
to the greatest extent; completely
"you're quite right"; "she was quite alone"; "was quite mistaken"; "quite the opposite"; "not quite finished"; "did not quite make it"
quite, quite a, quite an(adverb)
of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
"her victory was quite something"; "she's quite a girl"; "quite a film"; "quite a walk"; "we've had quite an afternoon"
actually or truly or to an extreme
"was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to a fairly large degree; = pretty
quite large/small/angry/ugly; The wait was quite long.
a fairly large number or amount
He's had quite a few girlfriends.; It costs quite a lot of money.; I hate most seafood, but I quite like prawns.
used in negatives to mean "completely"
Can you wait? I'm not quite ready.
emphasizes an adjective or adverb
What she did was quite extraordinary.
emphasizes a noun
We got quite a surprise when he showed up.
completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken
to a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #261
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #141
Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Adverbs Frequency: #35
Translations for quite
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
This is quite impossible.
- تَماما، كُلِيَّاArabic
- completamentePortuguese (BR)
- toutà faitFrench
- काफी हद तक, सचमुच ही, ठीक हैHindi
- gotovo, posveCroatian
- completamente, del tuttoItalian
- pilnīgi; galīgiLatvian
- helt, fullstendig, absoluttNorwegian
- بيخي، بالكل: په رښتيا: ډير، تر زياتې اندازې: يوڅهPashto
- cu totulRomanian
- alldeles, fullkomligtSwedish
- 完全，十分Chinese (Trad.)
- цілком, зовсімUkrainian
- hoàn toànVietnamese
- 完全，十分Chinese (Simp.)
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