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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!"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quiteadverb

    Completely; perfectly.

    Etymology: this is derived, by the etymologists, from quittè, discharged, free, Fr. which however at first appearance unlikely is much favoured by the original use of the word, which was, in this combination, quite and clean; that is, with aclean riddance: its present signification was gradually introduced.

    Those latter exclude not the former quite and clean as unnecessary. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    He hath sold us, and quite devoured our money. Gen. xxxi.

    If some foreign ideas will offer themselves, reject them, and hinder them from running away with our thoughts quite from the subject in hand. John Locke.

    The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quite

    see Quit

  2. Quiteadjective

    completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken

  3. Quiteadjective

    to a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably

  4. 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. Roger Stone:

    Like all Americans I've been greatly concerned by what I've seen take place in the White House and in the Justice Department, quite frankly, in just the last week.

  2. The President:

    He happens to be Hispanic, but I've never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do.

  3. Rafael Pelayo:

    A lot of our single patients are worried that they're not going to be attractive to their bed partner if they wear the CPAP -- that they're going to be unattractive, and I tell them quite the opposite -- that once Rafael Pelayo use the CPAP, actually Rafael Pelayo're going to be feeling better and Rafael Pelayo're not going to be snoring. There's nothing sexy about snoring.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    I'm working quite a lot on a couple of technical things.

  5. Randy Hultgren:

    These are always interesting days when a big vote's coming up and when we're close but not quite there, i don't read into things.

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