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Meaning of QUIZ

Pronunciation:  kwiz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an examination consisting of a few short questions
  2. [v]  examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

QUIZ is a 4 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: test
 See Also: exam, examination, examine, pop quiz, test



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quiz\, n. [It is said that Daly, the manager of a Dublin
    playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no meaning should
    be the common talk and puzzle of the city in twenty-fours. In
    consequence of this the letters q u i z were chalked by him
    on all the walls of Dublin, with an effect that won the
    wager. Perhaps, however, originally a variant of whiz, and
    formerly the name of a popular game.]
    1. A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous
    2. One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.
    3. An odd or absurd fellow. --Smart. Thackeray.
    4. An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a
       coaching or as an examination. [Cant, U.S.]
  2. \Quiz\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quizzed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended
       seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure
             He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.
    2. To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
    3. To instruct in or by a quiz. See {Quiz}, n., 4. [U.S.]
    {Quizzing glass}, a small eyeglass.
  3. \Quiz\, v. i.
    To conduct a quiz. See {Quiz}, n., 4. [U.S.]