Definition of

Quite

  1. (adv, all) to a degree (not used with a negative)
    quite soon
    quite ill
    quite rich
  2. (adv, all) to the greatest extent; completely
    she was quite alone
    was quite mistaken
    quite the opposite
    not quite finished
    did not quite make it
  3. (adv, all) of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
    she's quite a girl
    quite a film
    quite a walk
    we've had quite an afternoon
  4. (adv, all) actually or truly or to an extreme
    it's quite the thing to do
    quite the rage
    Quite so!

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Quite

quite a, quite an, rather

Origin of the word Quite

  1. early 14c., adverbial form of M.E. quit, quite (adj.) "free, clear" (see quit). Originally "thoroughly;" the weaker sense of "fairly" is attested from mid-19c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Quite

qadi, qaeda, qat, qcd, qed, quad, quat, quest, quick study, quick-sighted, quick-witted, quickest, quickset, quid, quiddity, quiet, quietude, quit, quite a, quito, quoit, quota, quote

via soundex() Hash Matches

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Kaw River

a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River