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a. quarter (of a year)
2. Games queen
q 1or Q (kyo͞o)
n. pl. q's or Q's also qs or Qs
1. The 17th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter q.
3. The 17th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter Q.
5. Q A hypothetical lost manuscript, consisting largely of sayings of Jesus, that is believed to have been the source of those passages in Matthew and Luke that bear close similarity to each other but not to parallel passages in Mark.
[Sense 5, probably from German Q(uelle), source.]
The symbol for charge.
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n, pl q's, Q's or Qs
1. (Linguistics) the 17th letter and 13th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiceless velar stop, as in unique and quick
1. (Chess & Draughts) chess queen
2. (Law) question
3. (General Physics) physics heat
(Telecommunications) text messaging queue
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n., pl. Qs Q's, qs q's.
1. the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a Q.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter Q or q.
1. the 17th in order or in a series.
2. Biochem. glutamine.
3. Physics. heat.
[< Latin quadrāns]
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|Noun||1.||q - the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet|
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
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Q1 q [kjuː] N (= letter) → Q, q f
Q for Queen → Q de Quebec
2. =question → P
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Qq [ˈkjuː] n (= letter) → Q, q m
Q for Queen → Q comme Quintal
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Q nt, → q nt ? P
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Qq [kjuː] n (letter) → Q, q f or m inv
Q for Queen → Q come Quarto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995