What does Quite mean?

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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!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quite

    see Quit

    Etymology: [F. quitte discharged, free, clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See Quit, a.]

  2. Quite(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. quitte discharged, free, clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See Quit, a.]

  3. Quite(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. quitte discharged, free, clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See Quit, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quite

    kwīt (Spens.). Same as Quit.

  2. Quite

    kwīt, adv. completely: wholly: entirely.—Quite a little, a good few: considerable; Quite so, a phrase denoting assent in conversation. [Merely an adv. use of the adj. quit.]

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

How to pronounce Quite?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Quite in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quite in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Quite in a Sentence

  1. Erick Robinson:

    I don't think Intel has quite the portfolio that Qualcomm has, but they certainly have a large enough one to impact the valuations when it comes to a cross-licensing deal, it'll save (Apple) a huge chunk of change in cross-license deals.

  2. Alesia Rutsevich:

    The duration of the childcare leave is quite optimal, i believe that by three years the child is growing up, and his health is improving, and his behavior.

  3. Donna Lewis:

    Oh, all over. Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, donna Lewis has quite a following.

  4. Claire Bass:

    Yet again Bear Grylls' animal killing activities are quite rightly coming under fire, it's time for TV to dump this tired routine of men charging around the wilderness dominating wildlife and killing for ratings. It shows a callous disregard for the natural world and treats animals like mere props.

  5. Jorge Gutierrez:

    I’ve been thinking about it for quite a while. Natalie spends a lot of her time and is very involved with her cheerleaders.

Images & Illustrations of Quite

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