Definition of Quite

1. Adverb. To a degree (not used with a negative). "Quite rich"

Exact synonyms: Rather



2. Adverb. To the greatest extent; completely. "Did not quite make it"

3. Adverb. Of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative). "We've had quite an afternoon"
Exact synonyms: Quite A, Quite An

4. Adverb. Actually or truly or to an extreme. "Quite so!"

Definition of Quite

1. v. t. & i. See Quit.

2. adv. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken.

Definition of Quite

1. Adverb. To the greatest extent or degree; completely, entirely. ¹

2. Adverb. In a fully justified sense; truly, perfectly, actually. ¹

3. Adverb. To a moderate extent or degree; somewhat, rather. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

4. Interjection. (context: chiefly UK) Indicates agreement; "exactly so". ¹

5. Noun. (context: bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quite

1. to the fullest extent [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quite

quit
quit-rent
quit claim deed
quit rent
quitch
quitched
quitches
quitching
quitclaim
quitclaim deed
quitclaimed
quitclaiming
quitclaims
quite (current term)
quite a
quite a bit
quite a few
quite a little
quite an
quited
quites
quiting
quitline
quitlines
quitly
quitrent
quitrents
quits

Literary usage of Quite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"As I am, happily, quite an altered creature, in one respect, ... which prepared her, quite as much as her words, for something more than ordinary. ..."

2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... nay, after they had brought them quite over, and began to ufe them kindly, and treat them well, ..."

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