quintessence

  1. the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies

    Synonyms : ether
    Type Of : element
  2. the most typical example or representative of a type

    Type Of : illustration, example, instance, representative
  3. the purest and most concentrated essence of something

    Type Of : sum, gist, heart, heart and soul, center, substance, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, core, centre, essence

quiver

  1. a shaky motion

    Synonyms : palpitation, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration
    Type Of : motion
  2. move back and forth very rapidly

    Synonyms : flicker, flitter, flutter, waver
    Type Of : move back and forth
  3. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

    Synonyms : beat, pulsate
    Type Of : move
  4. shake with fast, tremulous movements

    Synonyms : palpitate, quake
    Type Of : tremble
  5. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    Synonyms : chill, frisson, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
    Type Of : fear, fearfulness, fright
  6. the act of vibrating

    Synonyms : quivering, vibration
    Type Of : movement, move, motion, motility
  7. case for holding arrows

    Type Of : case

quora

  1. a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business

    Type Of : assemblage, gathering

quash

  1. put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms : keep down, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate
    Type Of : suppress, oppress, crush
    Examples :
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  2. declare invalid

    Synonyms : annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, void
    Type Of : strike down, cancel

quill

  1. the hollow spine of a feather

    Synonyms : calamus, shaft
    Type Of : rib
  2. pen made from a bird's feather

    Synonyms : quill pen
    Type Of : pen
  3. any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

    Synonyms : flight feather, pinion, quill feather
    Type Of : feather, plumage, plume
  4. a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

    Type Of : spine

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