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Meaning of QUITE

Pronunciation:  kwIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  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"
  2. [adv]  to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"
  3. [adv]  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. [adv]  actually or truly or to an extreme; "was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!"

QUITE is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: quite a, quite an, rather



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quite\, v. t. & i.
    See {Quit}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Quite\, adv. [F. quite discharged, free, clear; cf. OF.
    quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See {Quit}, a.]
    1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the
       work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished;
       to be quite mistaken.
             Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will.
             The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and
             arise from quite contrary principles. --Spectator.
    2. To a great extent or degree; very; very much;
       considerably. ``Quite amusing.'' --Macaulay.
             He really looks quite concerned.      --Landor.
             The island stretches along the land and is quite
             close to it.                          --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).