What does quite mean?

Definitions for quite
kwaɪtquite

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

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. Ben Remocker:

    We've used drones quite a bit, one of the limitations is the range but, if we have a shorter course and only a 10-minute race, it's pretty doable now for a drone to stay in the air for that.

  2. John Delury:

    What's remarkable is how long it's been for Xi to make this trip... if you consider how overdue it is, from a North Korean perspective it's quite significant at least, i think what the Chinese are trying to signal is that this is official recognition of Kim Jong Un's North Korea.

  3. Steve Sawyer:

    Stocks are quite high, and they've got all these refineries coming back in the States, the news that these refineries were coming back put pressure on the cracks.

  4. Connor McClelland:

    Some millennial people remember [ the 2008 crisis ] quite well, and they have a lot of feelings about that and how that's changed their life, people who are really young like me -- who're just getting in now, old enough to vote -- have seen maybe even their parents struggling under that.

  5. David Dai:

    With stocks having fallen so much, much of the risk has been priced in and another free-fall is quite unlikely, although the chance of a sustainable rebound is slim.

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