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
hoax.

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.
Quizzing.]
1. To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended
seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure
questions.

He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.
--Thackeray.

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.]

Synonyms: test

See Also: exam, examination, examine, pop quiz, test

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