What does quite mean?

Definitions for quite
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quite, rather(adverb)

    to a degree (not used with a negative)

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

  2. quite(adverb)

    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 an(adverb)

    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. quite(adverb)

    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. Quite(adj)

    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. Quite(adj)

    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

How to pronounce quite?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say quite in sign language?

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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. Yao Lu:

    I am quite interested in self-cleaning coatings in nature, such as plants, we put water on superhydrophobic plants, water wouldn't wet them. Instead the water will form drops and then roll off or just bounce away and leave the surface dry and clean.

  2. Daniel McLaren:

    If the only place you can find out what's happening behind the scenes in the lead-up to the fight is via their social media feeds, you're going to follow them, so I think they will see quite a big increase in followers and the amount of mentions they're getting as the fight gets closer.

  3. David Brewster:

    It is really quite unprecedented for India, in terms of the scale of the assistance and also the speed in which it has been deployed, it points to a view in Delhi about the importance of the The Maldives, that India needs to spend whatever it takes to secure its position there.

  4. Gary Jenkins:

    Wednesday's inflation data might determine the extent of the ECB's action, confucius said it was good to live in interesting times, although Mr Draghi might well be thinking 'yes but not quite this interesting...' as yet again Greece threatens to upset the European apple cart.

  5. Haron Monis:

    I know that left quite deep scars for him, if he had formed the view prior to this siege that he was going to inevitably go back to prison, whether he was guilty or not ... I can see that might have unhinged him.

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