Definitions for quitekwaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. completely, wholly, or entirely:

    not quite finished.

  2. actually, really, or truly:

    quite a sudden change.

  3. to a considerable extent or degree:

    quite small.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quite, rather(adverb)

    to a degree (not used with a negative)

    "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"

  2. quite(adverb)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. quite(adverb)

    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

  1. quite(adverb)ɪt

    to a fairly large degree; = pretty

    quite large/small/angry/ugly; The wait was quite long.

  2. quiteɪt

    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.

  3. quiteɪt

    used in negatives to mean "completely"

    Can you wait? I'm not quite ready.

  4. quiteɪt

    emphasizes an adjective or adverb

    What she did was quite extraordinary.

  5. quite(determiner)ɪt

    emphasizes a noun

    We got quite a surprise when he showed up.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quite

    see Quit

  2. Quite(adj)

    completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken

  3. Quite(adj)

    to a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #261

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #141

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quite' in Adverbs Frequency: #35

Anagrams of quite

  1. Quiet

Translations for quite

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


completely; entirely

This is quite impossible.

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