What does quaint mean?

Definitions for quaint
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quaint.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quaint(adj)

    strange in an interesting or pleasing way

    "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"

  2. quaint(adj)

    very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance

    "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor"

  3. old-time, quaint, olde worlde(adj)

    attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

    "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"

Wiktionary

  1. quaint(Noun)

    The vulva.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

  2. quaint(Adjective)

    Of a person: cunning, crafty.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

  3. quaint(Adjective)

    Cleverly made; artfully contrived.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

  4. quaint(Adjective)

    Strange or odd; unusual.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

  5. quaint(Adjective)

    Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

  6. quaint(Adjective)

    Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm.

    Etymology: From cointe, queinte et al., cointe, from cognitus, past participle of cognosco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaint(adj)

    prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily

  2. Quaint(adj)

    characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat

  3. Quaint(adj)

    curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quaint

    kwānt, adj. unusual: odd: whimsical: (obs.) prim, affectedly nice: fine: (Shak.) clever.—adv. Quaint′ly.—n. Quaint′ness. [O. Fr. coint—L. cognitus, known. Some confusion with L. comptus, neat, is probable.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of quaint in a Sentence

  1. John Jay Chapman:

    If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.

  2. James Joyce:

    Across the page the numbers moved in grave morrice, in the mummery of their letters, wearing quaint caps of squares and cubes.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    What can't be undone is a life time appointment to a young man or woman who believes in the quaint notion that the job of the judge is to follow the law, that's the most important thing we've done in the country, which can not be undone.

  4. Andy Carroll:

    This generation sees letters as a very quaint, bygone thing that people used to do, but what they contain is some of the most extraordinary, most powerful sentiments and emotions because everything is more vibrant through the lens of warfare.

  5. Northrop Frye:

    Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.

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  • طريفArabic
  • kuriózníCzech
  • løjerlig, kuriøs, ejendommeligDanish
  • pittoresk, kurios, wunderlich, malerisch, urigGerman
  • γραφικόGreek
  • curioso, pintorescoSpanish
  • عجیب و جالبPersian
  • remarquable, délicat, intelligence, pittoresque, incohérant, finesse, incovenant, exigeant, illogiqueFrench
  • विचित्रHindi
  • inappropriato, pittoresco, vano, caratteristico, bizzarro, curiosoItalian
  • מוּזָרHebrew
  • 風変わりなJapanese
  • 기이Korean
  • schranderheid, onlogisch, slimheid, typisch, kieskeurig, merkwaardig, veeleisend, onsamenhangend, pittoresk, ongepast, vreemdDutch
  • estranhoPortuguese
  • ciudatRomanian
  • старомодныйRussian
  • čudesan, staromodanSerbo-Croatian
  • sällsam, egendomlig, gammalmodig, sirlig, kuriös, pittoresk, ovanlig, gammaldags, märkvärdigSwedish
  • химернийUkrainian
  • 精巧Chinese

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