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quite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quite  \Quite\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  See  {Quit}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quite  \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.  ). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quite 
  adv  1:  to  a  degree  (not  used  with  a  negative);  "quite  tasty"; 
  "quite  soon";  "quite  ill";  "quite  rich"  [syn:  {rather}] 
  2:  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" 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {quite  a},  {quite 
  an}] 
  4:  actually  or  truly  or  to  an  extreme;  "was  quite  a  sudden 
  change";  "it's  quite  the  thing  to  do";  "quite  the  rage"; 
  "Quite  so!" 




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