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Definitions of quite

  1. See Quit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Wholly; completely; entirely; as, quite dead; quite certain; sometimes; very; considerably; as, quite cold; quite sick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Completely: wholly: entirely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Entirely, completely; considerably. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To the fullest extent; fully; totally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Completely; entirely; very. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Wholly; entirely; perfectly; to a great extent or degree; very. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for quite

  1. Now that's quite enough about that. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. I don't think he knows quite how. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
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