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Definitions for quite
kwaɪtquite

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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. Pauline Cafferkey:

    I am just happy to be alive, i still don't feel 100 percent, I feel quite weak, but I'm looking forward to going home. I want to say a big thank you to the staff who treated me - they were amazing.

  2. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    The pseudothumb is definitely more than just a nub, it has both a bone and cartilaginous extension and three distinct muscles that move it. The pseudothumb can wriggle in space and exert an amount of force equivalent to almost half the aye-ayes body weight. So it would be quite useful for gripping.

  3. Brice Lamarque:

    Before( the epidemic) happened, we were not really keen on letting our team work from home because we value collaboration, but this experience actually showed us that the whole team collaborates quite well even if they're not in the same room, so we're looking at adding that into our employee benefits... maybe two to three weeks a year.

  4. Elon Musk:

    That will be quite exciting, in terms of the first flight to Mars, we are hoping to do that around 2025.

  5. Neil Weare:

    It doesn't feel very good when the federal government says you're American, but not quite the same as other Americans, just a little bit different. Just being able to say they're real American citizens, I think that goes a long way, in addition to being able to vote.

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