quilt

  1. bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

    Synonyms : comfort, comforter, puff
    Type Of : bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding
  2. create by stitching together

    Type Of : tailor-make, sew, tailor
  3. stitch or sew together

    Type Of : conjoin, join
    Examples :
    • quilt the skirt

quintet

  1. a musical composition for five performers

    Synonyms : quintette
    Type Of : piece, opus, piece of music, composition, musical composition
  2. five people considered as a unit

    Synonyms : fivesome, quintette
    Type Of : assemblage, gathering
  3. five performers or singers who perform together

    Synonyms : quintette
    Type Of : musical organization, musical organisation, musical group
  4. the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

    Synonyms : 5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, little phoebe, pentad, phoebe, quint, quintuplet, v
    Type Of : figure, digit
  5. a set of five similar things considered as a unit

    Synonyms : quintette, quintuple, quintuplet
    Type Of : set

quinine

  1. a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy

    Type Of : antimalarial, antimalarial drug

queue

  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

quench

  1. satisfy (thirst)

    Synonyms : allay, assuage, slake
    Type Of : fill, meet, fulfil, conform to, satisfy, fit, fulfill
    Examples :
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  2. suppress or crush completely

    Synonyms : quell, squelch
    Type Of : subdue, stamp down, conquer, suppress
    Examples :
    • quench a rebellion
  3. put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

    Synonyms : blow out, extinguish, snuff out
    Examples :
    • quench the flames
  4. cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

    Type Of : cool down, chill, cool
    Examples :
    • quench steel
  5. electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

    Type Of : suppress, stamp down, conquer, subdue
  6. reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

    Type Of : trim down, bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back

quiescent

  1. marked by a state of tranquil repose

    Examples :
    • the quiescent melancholy of the town
  2. not active or activated

    Examples :
    • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
  3. (pathology) causing no symptoms

    Examples :
    • a quiescent tumor
  4. being quiet or still or inactive

quad

  1. a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings

    Synonyms : quadrangle
    Type Of : area
  2. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences

    Synonyms : space
    Type Of : type
  3. one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy

    Synonyms : quadruplet
    Type Of : sib, sibling
  4. a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg

    Synonyms : musculus quadriceps femoris, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris
    Type Of : extensor muscle, extensor

quadriplegic

  1. a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs

    Type Of : handicapped person

quality

  1. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

    Synonyms : timber, timbre, tone
    Type Of : sound property
  2. a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    Synonyms : caliber, calibre
    Type Of : grade, level, degree
    Examples :
    • the quality of students has risen
  3. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

    Synonyms : character, lineament
    Type Of : attribute, property, dimension
    Examples :
    • each town has a quality all its own
  4. of superior grade

    Synonyms : choice, prime, prize, select
    Examples :
    • quality paper
  5. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

    Type Of : attribute
    Examples :
    • the quality of mercy is not strained
  6. high social status

    Type Of : rank, social station, social status, social rank
    Examples :
    • a man of quality
  7. of high social status

    Examples :
    • people of quality
    • a quality family

quote

  1. refer to for illustration or proof

    Synonyms : cite
    Type Of : advert, bring up, mention, name, refer, cite
    Examples :
    • He said he could quote several instances of this behavior
  2. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

    Synonyms : citation, quotation
    Type Of : extract, selection, excerpt, excerption
  3. a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else

    Synonyms : inverted comma, quotation mark
    Type Of : punctuation, punctuation mark
  4. repeat a passage from

    Synonyms : cite
    Type Of : repeat, restate, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, retell
    Examples :
    • He quoted the Bible to her
  5. name the price of

    Type Of : give
    Examples :
    • quote prices for cars
  6. put quote marks around

    Type Of : mark, punctuate