What does quit mean?

Definitions for quitkwɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resign(verb)

    give up or retire from a position

    "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

  3. depart, take leave, quit(verb)

    go away or leave

  4. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

  5. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)

    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

    "In the second round, the challenger gave up"


  1. quit(Verb)

    To pay (a debt, fine etc.).

  2. quit(Verb)

    To repay (someone) for (something).

  3. quit(Verb)

    To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).

  4. quit(Verb)

    To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way).

  5. quit(Verb)

    To abandon, renounce (a thing).

  6. quit(Verb)

    To leave (a place).

  7. quit(Verb)

    To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).

    After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.

  8. quit(Verb)

    To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).

    John is planning to quit smoking.

  9. quit(Verb)

    To close (an application).

  10. Origin: From quiter, quiter, from quite, ultimately from quietus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quit(noun)

    any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit

  2. Quit

    released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted

  3. Quit

    of Quit

  4. Quit(adj)

    to set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate

  5. Quit(adj)

    to release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit

  6. Quit(adj)

    to discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay

  7. Quit(adj)

    to meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively

  8. Quit(adj)

    to carry through; to go through to the end

  9. Quit(adj)

    to have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting

  10. Quit(verb)

    to away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease

  11. Origin: [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See Quit, v., Quiet.]


  1. Quit

    Quit was a pop-punk band from Miami, Florida, formed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Quit helped pioneer the pop-punk music scene and helped pave the way for bands such as Green Day and Blink-182 to go mainstream.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quit

    kwit, v.t. to pay, requite: to release from obligation, accusation, &c.: to acquit: to depart from: to give up: to clear by full performance: (Spens.) to remove by force: (coll.) to give over, cease:—pr.p. quit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. quit′ted.adj. (B.) set free: acquitted: released from obligation.—n. Quit′-claim, a deed of release.—v.t. to relinquish claim or title to.—n. Quit′-rent, a rent by which the tenants are discharged from all other services—in old records called white rent, as being paid in silver money.—adj. Quit′table, capable of being quitted.—ns. Quit′tal (Shak.), requital, repayment; Quit′tance, a quitting or discharge from a debt or obligation: acquittance: recompense.—v.t. (obs.) to repay.—Quit cost, to pay expenses; Quit one's self (B.), to behave; Quit scores, to balance accounts.—Be quits, to be even with one; Cry quittance, to get even; Double or quits, in gambling, said when a stake due is either to become double or be reduced to nothing, according to the issue of a certain chance; Notice to quit (law), notice to a tenant of real property that he must surrender possession. [O. Fr. quiter (Fr. quitter)—Low L. quietāre, to pay—L. quietāre, to make quiet—quietus, quiet.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quit' in Verbs Frequency: #1032


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. General Douglas MacArthur:

    Americans never quit.

  2. Virgil:

    Nunc scio quit sit amor.

  3. Norman Vincent Peale:

    It's always too early to quit.

  4. John Kasich:

    No, I'm not done. I don't quit.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I will find a way, we will never quit.

Images & Illustrations of quit

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Translations for quit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تخلى عن, توقفArabic
  • deixar, sortir, aturar, eixirCatalan, Valencian
  • přestat, skončit, opustitCzech
  • AfslutDanish
  • sein lassen, aufhören, kündigen, aufgeben, verlassenGerman
  • rezigni, forlasi, ĉesiEsperanto
  • dejar, salir, parar, abandonarSpanish
  • lopettaa, poistua, luovuttaa, lähteä, luopua, lakata, jättääFinnish
  • quitter, arrêterFrench
  • sguir de, falbhScottish Gaelic
  • abbahagy, otthagyHungarian
  • abbandonare, lasciare, smettereItalian
  • 辞職, 止める, 去る, 辞める, 辞任Japanese
  • 그만두다Korean
  • quitLatin
  • सोडणे, सोडून जाणेMarathi
  • verlaten, opgevenDutch
  • slutteNorwegian
  • desistir, abandonar, sair, pararPortuguese
  • уйти́, уво́литься, бро́сить, увольня́ться, броса́ть, уходи́ть, уволитьсяRussian
  • končati, nehatiSlovene
  • lämna, höra upp, sluta upp, upphöra, slutaSwedish
  • వదలిపెట్టు, వదులుకొను, వదలివెళ్ళుTelugu
  • thoái luiVietnamese
  • 退出Chinese

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