Definitions for: Quiz
[n] an examination consisting of a few short questions
[v] examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
Webster (1913) Definition: Quiz, n. [It is said that Daly, the manager of a Dublin
playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no meaning should
be the common talk and puzzle of the city in twenty-fours. In
consequence of this the letters q u i z were chalked by him
on all the walls of Dublin, with an effect that won the
wager. Perhaps, however, originally a variant of whiz, and
formerly the name of a popular game.]
1. A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous
2. One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.
3. An odd or absurd fellow. --Smart. Thackeray.
4. An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a
coaching or as an examination. [Cant, U.S.]
Quiz, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended
seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure
He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.
2. To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
3. To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]
Quizzing glass, a small eyeglass.
Quiz, v. i.
To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]
See Also: exam, examination, examine, pop quiz, test
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Famous Quotes Containing Quiz:
I'm hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host.-- Maury Povich (American Celebrity)
I never wanted to see another quiz show.-- Charles Van Doren (American Celebrity)
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.-- Edward R. Murrow (American Journalist)
Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip.-- Paul Scofield (British Actor)
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