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Princeton's WordNet

  1. British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quidnoun

    the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

  2. quid pro quo, quidnoun

    something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises

  3. chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wadnoun

    a wad of something chewable as tobacco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quidnoun

    a portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco

    Etymology: [See Cud.]

  2. Quidverb

    to drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses

    Etymology: [See Cud.]


  1. Quid

    Quid is a French encyclopedia, established in 1963 by Dominique Frémy. It was published annually between 1963 and 2007, first by Plon and later by Éditions Robert Laffont, and was the most popular encyclopedic reference work in France. The presentation is very compressed, and abbreviations are used extensively in telegraph style. It uses very thin paper to get all the information into one volume. It is published each year in one volume about the size of a large dictionary. The motto of the work is "tout sur tout ... Et tout de suite ". Examples of the precise information included in Quid are: a) the use of moustaches among Austrian mailmen is forbidden to avoid them being confused with military officers; b) in 1850 there were 1,400,000 inhabitants in Finland, and c) in the West, a woman spends an average of 100 days of her life in ironing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quid

    kwid, n. what, substance: something.—Tertium quid, something distinct from both mind and matter, itself immediately known, mediating between the mind and the reality. [L., what.]

  2. Quid

    kwid, n. something chewed or kept in the mouth, esp. a piece of tobacco. [A corr. of cud.]

  3. Quid

    kwid, n. (slang) a sovereign.


  1. Quid

    Quid is an 18-month old, approximately 50-person company located in San Francisco, with investors from the U.S., Korea, Singapore, the U.K, and Switzerland. The company has built a software product that augments human intelligence, transforming complex global information into actionable insight that helps companies and governments make more informed decisions. Quid currently serves Microsoft and other leading international clients, applying Quid software and intelligence to help them understand innovation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. quid

    The chaw or dose of tobacco put into the mouth at a time. Quid est hoc? asked one, tapping the swelled cheek of his messmate; Hoc est quid, promptly replied the other.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #801

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quid' in Nouns Frequency: #2339

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of quid in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.

  2. Donald Trump:

    You take a look at that call ; it was perfect. I didn't do it. There was no quid pro quo.

  3. Elon Musk:

    There's no quid pro quo here, we're not asking for any money from the state.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I said to the ambassador in response, I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelenskiy, President Zelenskiy to do the right thing.

  5. Francis Rooney:

    The president was saying no quid pro quo, I was giving the guy the benefit of the doubt...and come to find out there was a clearer quid pro quo admitted to by his chief of staff.

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