What does quaint mean?

Definitions for quaint
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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. David Howman:

    You mold your style according the presidential requirements, i was a lawyer, a barrister who went to court every day. Every judge is different and you adapt your argument according to the judge so it sort of comes naturally. Howman, who often represented athletes in New Zealand who could not afford his services and paid in cricket bats and All-Blacks rugby jerseys, has been there through all the highs and lows. When WADA opened in 2003, drugs in sport had already become a worldwide epidemic and fair play was merely a quaint idea. Doping was firmly entrenched in the sporting culture, largely tolerated, if not tacitly accepted, by those who competed in everything from cycling's Tour de France to baseball's World Series. With no meaningful out-of-competition testing, a mish-mash of sanctions and banned substance lists, entrepreneurs such as BALCO mastermind Victor Conte operated in near impunity, pushing out designer steroids faster than tests could be developed to detect them. From a small headquarters in Montreal, WADA has grown into a global agency with four regional offices and 35 laboratories, although four are currently under suspension.

  2. Stephen DiMare:

    I think people enjoy visiting St. Augustine because it is quintessentially quaint, it’s European with tight buildings and narrow streets; it sits in a harbor with a coquina fort that looks past the barrier islands toward the open ocean.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.

  4. James Joyce:

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

  5. 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.

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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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