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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.

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

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