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Definitions of quality

  1. a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which belongs to a thing and makes it what it is and different from other things; nature; kind; as, the qualities of cloth or iron; relative goodness; as, goods of high quality; trait or characteristic; as, generosity is one of his many fine qualities; special virtue; as, the healing quality of an ointment; rank; high birth; as, a lady of quality; distinctive tone; as, a voice of carrying quality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That which makes a thing what it is: property: peculiar power: acquisition: character: rank: superior birth or character. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Property; characteristic; rank. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Essential property; characteristic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Degree of goodness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Capacity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Property; nature, relatively considered; virtue or particular power; disposition; temper; virtue or vice; acquirement; accomplishment; character; comparative rank; superior rank; persons of high rank collectively. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. That which belongs to a body or substance; the power or property of producing certain effects; disposition; temper; virtue or vice; acquirement; condition in relation to others; superior rank or distinction; persons of high rank taken collectively. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. of high social status; "people of quality"; "a quality family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet" Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for quality

  1. She had never known a man to dress so quickly, and it seemed to her an unnecessary quality – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  2. I recall the quality of both. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
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