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EN[kwaɪt] [-aɪt] [ˈkiːteɪ]
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    Definition of quite in English Dictionary

  • NounPLquitesSUF-ite
    1. (bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull.
    2. Adverb
      1. (heading) To the greatest extent or degree; completely, entirely.
        1. Thus when they had the witch disrobed quight, / And all her filthy feature open showne, / They let her goe at will, and wander wayes vnknowne.
        2. Margaret passed quite through the pines, and reached the opening beyond which was what was once the yard, but was now, except for a strip of flower-border and turf which showed care, simply a tangle of bushes and briars.
        3. El Adrea was quite dead. No more will he slink silently upon his unsuspecting prey.
        4. When I warned him that his words might be offensive to identical twins, he said that identical twins were a quite different case.
        5. I ventured to hint that he was not quite a fair judge, as Churchill had attacked him violently.
        6. However, the proceedings were quite carefully orchestrated to produce what seemed to be a predetermined outcome.
      2. (heading) In a fully justified sense; truly, perfectly, actually.
        1. "My little plot has been rather successful, after all, hasn't it?" "Quite a perfect success," said Drake.
        2. “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
        3. Laploshka was one of the meanest men I have ever met, and quite one of the most entertaining.
        4. To debauch the Indians with rum and cheat them of their land was quite a Government affair, and not at all criminal; but to use rum to cheat them of their peltry, was an abomination in the sight of the law.
        5. It is quite the proper thing for a lady to be on intimate, and even on affectionate, terms with her favourite clergyman, and Lizzie certainly had intercourse with no clergyman who was a greater favourite with her than Mr. Emilius.
      3. To a moderate extent or degree; somewhat, rather.
      4. Interjection
        1. (chiefly Britain) Indicates agreement; "exactly so".
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Never hop a freight, for nothing quite heals The wound received under grinding wheels.
            • His big plans to get rich never quite seemed to get off the ground.
            • My friend's mobile keeps getting bluejacked - it's really quite annoying.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adverbs
            • Degree adverbs
              • Manner adverbs
                • Uncomparable adverbs
                • Interjections
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  1. en quite a bit
                  2. en quite a few
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of quite for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "quite" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb, a manner adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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