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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiz  \Quiz\,  v.  i. 
  To  conduct  a  quiz.  See  {Quiz},  n.,  4.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiz  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quiz  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {test}] 




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