Definitions for: Quite


[adv] 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"
[adv] to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"
[adv] 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"
[adv] actually or truly or to an extreme; "was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quite, v. t. & i.
See Quit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Quite, adv. [F. quite discharged, free, clear; cf. OF.
quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See Quit, a.]
1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the
work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished;
to be quite mistaken.

Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will.
--Milton.

The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and
arise from quite contrary principles. --Spectator.

2. To a great extent or degree; very; very much;
considerably. ``Quite amusing.'' --Macaulay.

He really looks quite concerned. --Landor.

The island stretches along the land and is quite
close to it. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).

Synonyms: quite a, quite an, rather

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