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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quite, ratheradverb

    to a degree (not used with a negative)

    "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"

  2. quiteadverb

    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 anadverb

    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. quiteadverb

    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. Quiteadjective

    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. Quiteadjective

    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

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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. Coverage Trump:

    She is very fine but she is not under consideration. I ’m looking at a lot, looking at quite a few.

  2. Oliver Morgan:

    So although the number seems quite high, they are mostly linked to known existing outbreaks, that doesn't signal a particular change in global epidemiology but it does signal that the Korean authorities are following up very closely, very vigorously, on all the new cases and those outbreaks that they have identified.

  3. Tacopinatold Entertainment Tonightthat:

    We are posting bail, quite frankly I suspect the timing of this was not coincidental. I think the whole purpose of this was to prevent him from doing that tribute to Nipsey [Hussle] on Sunday at the Grammys.

  4. Nate Parker:

    I've learned a lot in the last three years, it's been a journey of wisdom, talking to people ... and learning more about myself, the reality is I was quite tone deaf ... to a lot of the things that were happening in the climate, my response during that time, obviously hurt a lot of people, frustrated and angered a lot of people and I apologize to them. I'm still learning.

  5. Steven Choi:

    Initially, we sent out a lot of samples to Quest but their turnaround times were quite delayed recently, sometimes over a week, we're now transitioning to the Mayo Clinic Labs for our outpatient specimen testing.

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