Definitions for quiz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quiz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)an informal test or examination.
a practical joke; hoax.
an eccentric person.
Category: Common Vocabulary, British
(v.t.)to examine or test (a student or class) informally by questions.
to question closely.
Chiefly Brit. to make fun of.
Origin of quiz:
1775–85; orig. uncert.
an examination consisting of a few short questions
examine someone's knowledge of something
"The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a game involving answering a series of questions
an online quiz; quiz questions
to impatiently ask sb a lot of questions
Dad started quizzing me about where we'd been.
Something designed to puzzle one or make one ridiculous; banter; raillery.
One who or that which quizzes.
One who or that which is obnoxious to ridicule or quizzing; a queer or ridiculous person or thing.
A competition in the answering of questions.
A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.
To question closely, to interrogate.
Origin: The true etymology is unknown. The following have all been proposed:
a riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax
one who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz
an odd or absurd fellow
an exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination
to puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions
to peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly
to instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4
to conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4
A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players attempt to answer questions correctly. In some countries, a quiz is also a brief assessment used in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. Quizzes are usually scored in points and many quizzes are designed to determine a winner from a group of participants - usually the participant with the highest score.
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Translations for quiz
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a game or competition in which knowledge is tested by asking questions
a television quiz; a general-knowledge quiz.
- مُباراةٌ في المَعْلومات العامَّهArabic
- jogo de perguntasPortuguese (BR)
- das QuizGerman
- διαγωνισμός γνώσεων, κουίζGreek
- concurso de preguntas y respuestasSpanish
- آزمون اطلاعات عمومیFarsi
- jeu questionnaireFrench
- vetélkedő, kvízHungarian
- آزمون اطلاعات عمومیPersian
- لنډه ازموينه: مسخره كول: ازمويلPashto
- jogo de perguntasPortuguese
- quiz, (joc-)concursRomanian
- 益智問題Chinese (Trad.)
- опитування; вікторинаUkrainian
- معلومات عامہ کا مقابلہUrdu
- cuộc thi đốVietnamese
- 问答比赛Chinese (Simp.)
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