1. quiet and inactive restfulness

    Synonyms : dormancy, quiescency, sleeping
    Type Of : rest, ease, relaxation, repose
  2. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

    Synonyms : dormancy, quiescency
    Type Of : inactiveness, inactivity, inaction


  1. the number obtained by division

    Type Of : number
  2. the ratio of two quantities to be divided

    Type Of : ratio


  1. subdued or overcome

    Synonyms : quelled, squelched
    Examples :
    • an uprising quenched almost before it started
  2. allayed

    Synonyms : satisfied, slaked
    Examples :
    • his thirst quenched he was able to continue


  1. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    Synonyms : ready
    Examples :
    • a quick mind
  2. accomplished rapidly and without delay

    Synonyms : speedy
    Examples :
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
  3. easily aroused or excited

    Synonyms : warm
    Examples :
    • a quick temper
  4. performed with little or no delay

    Synonyms : immediate, prompt, straightaway
    Examples :
    • was quick to respond
  5. moving quickly and lightly

    Synonyms : agile, nimble, spry
    Examples :
    • quick of foot
  6. with little or no delay

    Synonyms : promptly, quickly
    Examples :
    • come here, quick!
  7. hurried and brief

    Synonyms : fast, flying
    Examples :
    • a quick inspection
  8. any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

    Type Of : region, area


  1. express as a number or measure or quantity

    Synonyms : measure
    Type Of : carry, convey, express
    Examples :
    • Can you quantify your results?
  2. use as a quantifier

    Type Of : set, specify, limit, fix, determine, define


  1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    Synonyms : curious, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular
    Examples :
    • something definitely queer about this town
  2. offensive term for a homosexual man

    Synonyms : fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen
    Type Of : homosexual, gay, homo, homophile
  3. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms : endanger, expose, peril, scupper
    Type Of : bear upon, bear on, touch, affect, impact, touch on
  4. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    Synonyms : gay, homophile
  5. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    Synonyms : baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, scotch, spoil, thwart
    Type Of : forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


  1. a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

    Synonyms : waiting line
    Type Of : line
  2. form a queue, form a line, stand in line

    Synonyms : line up, queue up
    Type Of : stand, stand up
  3. a braid of hair at the back of the head

    Type Of : plait, braid, twist, tress
  4. (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted

    Type Of : list, listing


  1. having some resemblance

    Examples :
    • a quasi success
    • a quasi contract


  1. make fit or prepared

    Synonyms : dispose
    Antonyms : disqualify
    Type Of : train, prepare, groom
  2. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    Synonyms : condition, specify, stipulate
    Type Of : contract, undertake
  3. prove capable or fit; meet requirements

    Synonyms : measure up
    Type Of : do, serve, suffice, answer
  4. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    Synonyms : characterise, characterize
    Type Of : think of, remember
  5. add a modifier to a constituent

    Synonyms : modify
    Type Of : add
  6. make more specific

    Type Of : modify
    Examples :
    • qualify these remarks
  7. pronounce fit or able

    Antonyms : disqualify
    Type Of : label, pronounce, judge


  1. a strange attitude or habit

    Synonyms : crotchet, oddity, queerness, quirkiness
    Type Of : strangeness, unfamiliarity
  2. a narrow groove beside a beading

    Type Of : channel, groove
  3. twist or curve abruptly

    Type Of : twist
    Examples :
    • She quirked her head in a peculiar way