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quite

 (kwīt)
adv.
1. To the greatest extent; completely: quite alone; not quite finished. See Usage Note at perfect.
2. Actually; really: I'm quite positive about it.
3. To a degree; rather: quite soon; quite tasty.

[Middle English, from quite, clear, free, from Old French, from Latin quiētus, freed; see quiet.]

quite

(kwaɪt)
adv
1. to the greatest extent; completely or absolutely: you're quite right; quite the opposite.
2. (not used with a negative) to a noticeable or partial extent; somewhat: she's quite pretty.
3. in actuality; truly: he thought the bag was heavy, but it was quite light; it's quite the thing to do.
4. quite a (not used with a negative) of an exceptional, considerable, or noticeable kind: quite a girl; quite a long walk.
5. quite something a remarkable or noteworthy thing or person
sentence substitute
Also: quite so an expression used to indicate agreement or assent
[C14: adverbial use of quite (adj) quit]
Usage: See at very

quite

(kwaɪt)

adv.
1. completely, wholly, or entirely: not quite finished.
2. actually, really, or truly: quite a sudden change.
3. to a considerable extent or degree: quite small.
[1300–50; Middle English, adv. use of quit(e), a variant of quit(te) quit, the meaning of the two forms not being distinct in Middle English]

quiet

quite
1. 'quiet'

Quiet is an adjective. Someone or something that is quiet makes only a small amount of noise.

Bal said in a quiet voice, 'I have resigned.'
The airlines have invested a lot of money in new, quieter aircraft.

If a place is quiet, there is very little noise there.

It was very quiet there; you could just hear the wind moving in the trees.
2. 'quite'

Don't confuse quiet /'kwaɪət/ with quite /kwaɪt/. You use quite to show that something is the case to a fairly great extent.

See quite
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quite - to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"
2.quite - 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.quite - 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"
4.quite - actually or truly or to an extreme; "was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!"

quite

adverb
1. somewhat, rather, fairly, reasonably, kind of (informal), pretty (informal), relatively, moderately, to some extent, comparatively, to some degree, to a certain extent I was doing quite well, but I wasn't earning a lot of money.
2. absolutely, perfectly, completely, totally, fully, entirely, precisely, considerably, wholly, in all respects, without reservation It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.

quite

adverb
2. To a considerable extent:
Idioms: by a long shot, by a wide margin, by far.
Translations
إلى حَدٍّ مابالضَّبْط، فِعْلا!تَماما، كُلِيَّافِعْلاً
doceladostinaprostoopravduúplně
det er klartheltnogenlunderettemmelig
aivankohtalaisenkokonaankovastimelko
काफ़ीबिलकुल
prilično
meglehetősennagyonteljesen
algerlegaeinmitt! sammála!òó nokkuî, ansi; verulega
かなり
상당히
diezgangalīgikā tad!pilnīgitieši tā
precej
ganska
ค่อนข้างจะ
bir hayliepeyceGerçekten öyleKesinlikleoldukça
khá

quite

[kwaɪt] ADV
1. (= completely) → totalmente, completamente
quite newcompletamente nuevo
I'm not quite sureno estoy del todo seguro
I quite agree with youestoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo
it's quite clear that this plan won't workestá clarísimo que este plan no va a funcionar
that's quite enough for meeso me basta a mí
that'll be quite enough of that!¡ya está bien!
I can quite believe thatno me cuesta creer que ...
I quite understandcomprendo perfectamente
I don't quite understand itno acabo de entenderlo
they are quite simply the bestson simple y llanamente los mejores
quite frankly, I can't stand himpara ser totalmente sincero, no lo aguanto
you could quite easily have killed yourselfpodrías haberte matado con toda facilidad
that's not quite righteso no es totalmente cierto
he has not quite recovered yetno se ha repuesto todavía del todo
it was quite three months since she had called (o.f.) → habían pasado por lo menos tres meses desde que llamó
he's quite grown up nowahora está hecho todo un hombre
2. (= exactly) → exactamente
it's not quite what we wantedno es exactamente lo que queríamos
we don't quite knowno sabemos exactamente
it's not quite the sameno es exactamente lo mismo
quite (so)!¡así es!, ¡exacto!
not quite as many as last timeno tantos como la última vez
3. (= rather) → bastante
it's quite good/importantes bastante bueno/importante
"how was the film?" - "quite good"-¿qué tal la película? -bastante bien
it was quite a surpriseme sorprendió bastante
it was quite a shockfue bastante chocante
quite a lotbastante
I've been there quite a lothe ido allí bastante
quite a lot of moneybastante dinero
it costs quite a lot to go abroades bastante caro salir al extranjero
4. (emphatic use) that's quite a car!¡vaya coche!
quite a herotodo un héroe (also iro)
there were quite a few people therehabía bastante gente allí
quite suddenly, everything went blackde golpe, todo se volvió oscuro

quite

[ˈkwaɪt] adv
(= fairly) → assez, plutôt
She's quite pretty → Elle est assez jolie., Elle est plutôt jolie.
It's quite warm today → Il fait assez bon aujourd'hui.
It's quite a long way → C'est assez loin.
I quite liked the film, but → J'ai bien aimé le film, mais ...
quite good → pas mal
quite a lot
I see them quite a lot → Je les vois assez souvent
I've been there quite a lot → J'y suis allé pas mal de fois.
It costs quite a lot to go abroad → Ça coûte assez cher d'aller à l'étranger.
quite a lot of sth → pas mal de qch
They have quite a lot of money → Ils ont pas mal d'argent.
quite a few (= a lot) → pas mal
I like them, so I bought quite a few → Ils m'ont plu, alors j'en ai acheté pas mal. (= a lot of) → pas mal de
I sold quite a few paintings → J'ai vendu pas mal de tableaux.
There were quite a few people there → Il y avait pas mal de gens.
quite a few of them → un assez grand nombre d'entre eux
(= absolutely) → tout à fait
It's quite new → Il est tout à fait neuf.
It's quite clear that this won't work → Il est tout à fait clair que cela ne marchera pas.
I quite understand
BUT Je comprends très bien.Je comprends tout à fait.
I'm not quite sure → Je n'en suis pas tout à fait sûr.
It's not quite the same → Ce n'est pas tout à fait la même chose.
That's not quite right → Ce n'est pas tout à fait juste.
It's not quite enough → Ce n'est pas tout à fait suffisant.
It's not quite finished → Ce n'est pas tout à fait terminé.
I can't quite remember
BUT Je ne me souviens pas très bien.
to stand quite still → rester complètement immobile
quite clearly → très clairement
I saw the driver quite clearly → J'ai vu le conducteur très clairement.
not quite right
Something here is not quite right
BUT Il y a quelque chose qui cloche.
not quite as many
I didn't buy quite as many as last time
BUT Je n'en ai pas acheté autant que la dernière fois.
not quite enough
There aren't quite enough glasses → Il n'y a pas assez de verres.
(= exactly) → exactement
quite! → exactement!
quite so! → exactement!
(as intensifier)
It was quite a sight → Ça valait le coup d'œil.
He's quite a character → C'est tout un personnage.
That meal was quite something! → Ce repas, c'était vraiment quelque chose!
It was quite a shock → Ça a été un sacré choc.

quite

adv
(= entirely)ganz; (emph)völlig; I am quite happy where I amich fühle mich hier ganz wohl; it’s quite impossible to do thatdas ist völlig or gänzlich unmöglich; you’re being quite impossibledu bist einfach unmöglich; are you quite finished?bist du jetzt fertig?; when you’re quite ready … (iro)wenn du dann fertig bist …; he’s quite grown up nower ist jetzt schon richtig erwachsen; I quite agree with youich stimme völlig mit Ihnen überein; he quite understands that he must goer sieht es durchaus or völlig ein, dass er gehen muss; he has quite recovereder ist völlig or ganz wiederhergestellt; that’s quite another matterdas ist doch etwas ganz anderes; he said it in quite another toneer sagte es in einem ganz anderen Ton; that’s quite enough for medas reicht wirklich; that’s quite enough of thatdas reicht jetzt aber; it was quite some time agoes war vor einiger Zeit; not quitenicht ganz; you weren’t quite early/tall enoughSie waren ein bisschen zu spät dran/zu klein; I don’t quite see what he meansich verstehe nicht ganz, was er meint; you don’t quite understandSie verstehen mich anscheinend nicht richtig; that’s not quite your colourdas ist nicht ganz die richtige Farbe für Sie; he’s not quite the James Bond typeer ist nicht gerade der James-Bond-Typ; it was not quite midnightes war noch nicht ganz Mitternacht; sorry! — that’s quite all rightentschuldige! — das macht nichts; I’m quite all right, thanksdanke, mir gehts gut; thank you — that’s quite all rightdanke — bitte schön; it’s quite all right, thank you, I can manage alonedas geht schon, danke, ich komme alleine zurecht; quite (so)!genau!, sehr richtig!, ganz recht!; quite the thing (inf)ganz große Mode
(= to some degree)ziemlich; quite likely/unlikelysehr wahrscheinlich/unwahrscheinlich; he’s had quite a lot to drinker hat ziemlich viel or ganz schön viel (inf)getrunken; quite a few peopleziemlich viele Leute; he is quite a good singerer ist ein ziemlich guter Sänger; I quite like this paintingdieses Bild gefällt mir ganz gut; yes, I’d quite like toja, eigentlich ganz gern
(= really, truly)wirklich; she was a quite beautiful girlsie war wirklich eine Schönheit; she’s quite a girl/friend etcsie ist ein tolles Mädchen/eine tolle Freundin etc; it’s quite delightfules ist entzückend, es ist einfach wunderbar; it was quite a shockes war ein ziemlicher or ganz schöner (inf)Schock; it was quite a disappointment/changees war eine ziemliche or ganz schöne (inf)Enttäuschung/Veränderung; that’s quite some bruise/car (inf)das ist vielleicht ein blauer Fleck/ein Auto (inf); it was quite a partydas war vielleicht eine Party! (inf); it was quite an experiencedas war schon ein Erlebnis; he’s quite the gentleman nower ist jetzt ganz der feine Herr; he’s quite a hero nowjetzt ist er ein richtiger Held; quite the little party-goer, aren’t we? (inf)du bist wohl so eine richtige kleine Partynudel, wie? (inf); he’s quite a comedian, isn’t he?er ist ja sehr komisch

quite

[kwaɪt] adv
a. (rather) → abbastanza, piuttosto
I quite like that idea → è un'idea che non mi dispiace
quite a few of them → non pochi di loro
quite a few people → un bel po' di gente
she's quite pretty → è piuttosto carina
he's quite a good writer → è uno scrittore abbastanza bravo
b. (completely) → proprio, perfettamente; (entirely) → completamente, del tutto
quite new → proprio nuovo/a
quite (so)! → appunto!, proprio (così)!, precisamente!
that's quite enough → è più che abbastanza, basta così
that's not quite right → non è proprio esatto
I can quite believe that ... → non faccio fatica a credere che...
not quite as many as last time → non proprio così tanti come l'ultima volta
I quite understand → capisco perfettamente

quite

(kwait) adverb
1. completely; entirely. This is quite impossible.
2. fairly; rather; to a certain extent. It's quite warm today; He's quite a good artist; I quite like the idea.
interjection
exactly; indeed; I agree. `I think he is being unfair to her.' `Quite'.

see also quiet.

quite

فِعْلاً docela temmelig ziemlich αρκετά absolutamente aivan plutôt prilično abbastanza かなり 상당히 behoorlijk ganske całkiem completamente вполне ganska ค่อนข้างจะ oldukça khá 相当

quite

adv. del todo, totalmente; totlmente
I feel___ wellme siento del todo bien;
it is ___ warm in this roomhace bastante calor en esta habitación;
I have waited for ___ a whilehe esperado bastante;
he is not ___ sure about the time of the operationél no está seguro de la hora de la operación.
References in classic literature ?
In his bed the writer rolled over on his side and lay quite still.
He had once been quite handsome and a number of women had been in love with him.
Each as he ap- peared snatched up one of the truths and some who were quite strong snatched up a dozen of them.
The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.
You were quite small and I was quite elder than you.
He said: "I think he is actually quite brave to say, 'You know what, I am not quite at my best here.
Wenda James-Rowe, founder of Cardi image consultants the Style Team, said: "I think she looks quite dif-dif ferent from what we're used To - sexy, revealing dresses.
So far in our games we haven't quite hit the levels we are trying to achieve yet," Rodley admitted.
My colleagues quite like the dynamic, I think they quite enjoy it when I'm there.
I have to admit that it's quite a hard sell trying to convince her that a week in the Lords could be fun.
At the moment, I think it is quite a harsh, quite laddish climate.
It costs less than pounds 8,000, is quite stylish with a neat set of alloy wheels and a front end featuring deep bumpers with a neat light cluster, well equipped, reasonably lively and cheap to run.