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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Q, qnoun

    the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet


  1. Qnoun

    The pseudonym of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Q

    Is a consonant borrowed from the Latin or French, for which, though q is commonly placed in the Saxon alphabet, the Saxons generally used cƿ , cw; as cƿellan or cwellan, to quell: qu is, in English, pronounced as by the Italians and Spaniards cw; as quail, quench, except quoit, which is spoken, according to the manner of the French, coit: the name of this letter is cue, from queue, French, tail; its form being that of an O with a tail.


  1. Q

    Q, or q, is the seventeenth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Its name in English is pronounced , most commonly spelled cue, but also kew, kue and que.


  1. q

    In Mathematics, 'Q' typically represents the set of all rational numbers. However, 'q' can represent different terms depends on the scope or field. For instance, in physics, 'q' often represents electric charge. In economics, 'q' can represent quantity. Therefore, a general definition isn't applicable for 'q' as it varies with context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Q

    the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, has but one sound (that of k), and is always followed by u, the two letters together being sounded like kw, except in some words in which the u is silent. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 249. Q is not found in Anglo-Saxon, cw being used instead of qu; as in cwic, quick; cwen, queen. The name (k/) is from the French ku, which is from the Latin name of the same letter; its form is from the Latin, which derived it, through a Greek alphabet, from the Ph/nician, the ultimate origin being Egyptian


  1. Q

    Q is the seventeenth letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Q

    Symbol for electric quantity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Q in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Q in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Q in a Sentence

  1. Bryanna Reid:

    Q: Why did blondes vote for Clinton? A: They didn't know how to read and thought she can make their life hilarious!

  2. Steve Allen, from the Question Man segment on the Steve Allen Show:

    A: Strontium 90, Carbon 14 Q: What was the score of the last Strontium / Carbon game?

  3. Eric Cervini:

    Q is...about creating a queer community that is devoted to making its members of any gender or background feel welcome.

  4. Umera Ahmed:

    Jis cheez ko tum badal na sako us k saath compromise kar lia karo, lekin apni kisi khwahish ko kabhi zid mat banaya karo. Zindagi main kuch cheezen hamen kabhi nahi mil saktin chahain hum royen, chillayen ya bachon ki tarah aeriyan rigren. Q k wo kisi or k liye hoti hain!

  5. Amesh Adalja:

    Q fever is something that is well-known to be transmitted to people via livestock, especially around the issues in birth.

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