A small loop or bow of ribbon used in making hats, boas, etc.
(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.
(mathematics, not comparable) Exactly identical, having the same value.
(music) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.
(not comparable) The same in all respects.
(obsolete) Fair, impartial.
(obsolete) Not variable; equable; uniform; even.
(obsolete) State of being equal; equality.
A person or thing of equal status to others.
(informal) To have as its consequence.
(mathematics, copulative) To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.
(transitive) To make equivalent to; to cause to match.
(historical, Ancient Rome) A member of the equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.
Any animal of the taxonomic family Equidae, including any equine (horse, zebra, ass, mule, etc.)
(transitive) To dress up; to array; to clothe.
(transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill.
(transitive) To supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task; to provide with (e.g. weapons, provisions, munitions, rigging)
(transitive, gaming) To equip oneself with (an item); to bring (equipment) into active use.
A natural fiber, similar to hemp, obtained from the leaves of the plant Furcraea andina and certain other plants of the genus Furcraea.
The nape of the neck.
(card games) In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
(countable, obsolete) In pique of honour: a matter, a point.
(obsolete) A chigger, chigoe, or jigger (Tunga penetrans), a species of tropical flea.
(pathology, obsolete, rare) Synonym of pica (“a disorder characterized by appetite and craving for non-edible substances”)
(sewing) Alternative form of piqué (“a kind of corded or ribbed fabric made from cotton, rayon, or silk”)
(uncountable) Enmity, ill feeling; (countable) a feeling of animosity or a dispute.
(uncountable) Irritation or resentment awakened by a social injury or slight; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little consideration or thought; (countable) especially in fit of pique: a transient feeling of wounded pride.
(obsolete, rare) To express jealousy, resentment, etc. at someone; to become angry or annoyed.
(reflexive) To pride (oneself) on something.
(reflexive, obsolete) To excite or stimulate (oneself).
(transitive, intransitive, card games, archaic or obsolete) To score a pique against (someone).
To excite (someone) to action, especially by causing jealousy, resentment, etc.; also, to stimulate (an emotion or feeling, especially curiosity or interest).
To excite to action, especially by causing jealousy, resentment, etc.; also, to stimulate an emotion or feeling, especially curiosity or interest.
To take pride in.
To wound the pride of (someone); to excite to anger; to irritate, to offend.
A trembling or shaking.
An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.
(intransitive) To tremble or shake.
(intransitive, figurative) To be in a state of fear, shock, amazement, etc., such as might cause one to tremble.
(philosophy) An instance of subjective, conscious experience.
(Ireland) (used to suggest emphasis such as "a lot of" or "very" (suggesting an Irish accent).)
(dated, Ireland) queer, strange (suggesting an Irish accent)
A shaking; trembling.
(intransitive, obsolete) To quiver or tremble.
Alternative form of queek
(intransitive, UK dialectal) To faint away.
Obsolete form of quail.
(Scotland) A young woman, a girl; a daughter.
(archaic) A woman, now especially an impudent or disreputable woman; a prostitute.
(Christianity) The Virgin Mary (especially in formulations such as Queen of Heaven, Queen of Glory).
(LGBT, slang) Ellipsis of drag queen.
(attributive, originally Canada, US) Pertaining to a queen-size bed or queen-size bedding.
(construction, obsolete) Ellipsis of queen post.
(now chiefly historical) A type of large roofing slate.
(obsolete) A type of flatfish, specifically the lemon sole.
(originally UK) A queen scallop.
(rare) A queen apple.
(slang, originally US) An attractive woman; a female partner in a romantic relationship.
(slang, sometimes derogatory) A homosexual man, especially one regarded as effeminate.
A chess piece that, under contemporary rules, is the most powerful, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
A female monarch.
A monarch butterfly (Danaus spp., especially Danaus gilippus).
A playing card with a depiction of a queen on it, generally ranking next below the king and above the jack in a given suit.
A red disk that is the most valuable piece in the Asian game of carrom.
A woman pre-eminent in a particular group or field.
An adult female cat capable of breeding.
An excellent woman.
Ellipsis of queen olive.
Something regarded as the greatest of its kind or as having pre-eminence or power comparable to that of a queen over a given area.
The wife, consort, or widow of a king.
s around the queen (sense 6) of the hive, marked with a pink dot]] A reproductive female insect in a hive, such as an ant, bee, termite or wasp.
(BDSM, slang, transitive, usually of a woman) To sit on a person’s face to receive oral sex, typically while straddling the person’s head.
(beekeeping) To be the queen bee of a colony.
(beekeeping) To provide with a new queen bee.
(chess) To promote a pawn to a queen.
(intransitive, obsolete) To act the part of a queen; to behave imperiously; to queen it.
(transitive) To make a queen or (figuratively) to give the status of a queen.
(Britain, informal, dated) Slightly unwell (mainly in "to feel queer").
(Britain, slang) Drunk.
(broadly) Pertaining to sexual or gender behaviour or identity which does not conform to conventional heterosexual or cisgender norms, assumptions etc.
(colloquial, sometimes derogatory) Homosexual.
(colloquial, sometimes derogatory) Non-heterosexual or Non-cisgender: homosexual, bisexual, asexual, transgender, etc.
(dated outside Scotland and Ulster) Weird, odd, or different; whimsical.
(colloquial, sometimes derogatory) A person of any genderqueer identity.
(colloquial, sometimes derogatory) A person of any non-heterosexual sexuality or sexual identity.
(colloquial, sometimes derogatory) A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.
(definite, with "the", informal, archaic) Counterfeit money.
(UK, dialect, dated) To puzzle.
(slang, LGBT, neologism) To make a work more appealing or attractive to LGBT people, such as by not having strict genders for playable characters.
(slang, dated) To ridicule; to banter; to rally.
(slang, dated) To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.
(social sciences) To reevaluate or reinterpret (a work) with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.
(transitive, dated) To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.
Alternative form of quaich
A source, especially a spring.
An emotion or sensation which rises suddenly.
(obsolete, intransitive) To be subdued or abated; to diminish.
(obsolete, transitive) To kill.
(transitive) To subdue, put down, or silence (someone or something); to force (someone) to submit.
(transitive) To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish.
(obsolete) To please, to satisfy.
A twist; curl.
(transitive) To twirl; turn or wind around; coil.
A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones.
(transitive) To grind; to use a quern.
(computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.
A question mark.
A question, an inquiry (US), an enquiry (UK).
(computing, databases) To pass a set of instructions to a database to retrieve information from it.
(intransitive) To ask a question.
(intransitive, publishing) To send out a query letter.
(transitive) To ask, inquire.
(transitive) To question or call into doubt.
(transitive, Internet) To send a private message to (a user on IRC).
(education) A short test.
(obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.
(obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.
(obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.
A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.
(entomology, of a tick) To locate and attach to a host animal.
(intransitive) To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
(transitive) To search for something; to seek.
(Britain, less common in North America) A line of people, vehicles or other objects, in which one at the front end is dealt with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and which newcomers join at the opposite end (the back).
(computing) A data structure in which objects are added to one end, called the tail, and removed from the other, called the head (in the case of a FIFO queue). The term can also refer to a LIFO queue or stack where these ends coincide.
(heraldry) An animal's tail.
(now historical) A men's hairstyle with a braid or ponytail at the back of the head, such as that worn by men in Imperial China.
A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.
(computing, transitive) To add to a queue data structure.
(intransitive) To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
(intransitive) To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.
To fasten the hair into a queue.
plural of quey
(software) Requiring little or no interaction.
Having little motion or activity; calm.
Not busy, of low quantity.
Not showy; undemonstrative.
Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.
The absence of disturbance or trouble; peace, security.
The absence of movement; stillness, tranquility.
The absence of sound; quietness.
(intransitive) To become quiet or calm.
(transitive) To cause (someone or something) to become quiet.
(archaic) A choir.
(bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.
A book, poem, or pamphlet.
One quarter of a cruciform church, or the architectural area of a church used by the choir, often near the apse.
One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.
(bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
(especially Britain) To a moderate extent or degree; somewhat, rather.
(now rare) With prepositional or adverbial phrases.
Before a noun preceded by an indefinite article; now often with ironic implications that the noun in question is particularly noteworthy or remarkable.
Before a noun preceded by the definite article.
Coming before the definite article and an attributive superlative.
Coming before the indefinite article and an attributive adjective. (Now largely merged with moderative senses, below.)
Preceding nouns introduced by the indefinite article. Chiefly in negative constructions.
With adverbs of manner.
With attributive adjectives, following an (especially indefinite) article; chiefly as expressing contrast, difference etc.
With plain adjectives, past participles, and adverbs.
With predicative adjectives.
With prepositional phrases and spatial adverbs.
With verbs, especially past participles.
(chiefly UK) Indicates agreement; exactly so.
(bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull.
A price set for a financial security or commodity.
A quotation mark.
A quotation; a statement attributed to a person.
A summary of work to be done with a set price.
(archaic) To observe, to take account of.
(commerce, transitive) To name the current price, notably of a financial security.
(intransitive) To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.
(transitive) To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
(transitive) To repeat (the exact words of a person).
(US) A form of croquet using short-handled mallets, and played on a hard surface.
(transitive, electronics) To undergo squegging.
(Canada) A knitted hat, usually conical but of varying shape, often woollen, and sometimes topped by a pom-pom or tassel.
(by extension, informal) A chef.
(historical) An African nominal money of account, equal to 40 cowries.
(music) A rhythm used in Latin music, especially Cuban religious rituals.
(music) The guitar part of flamenco music.
(specifically) A tall white hat with no brim of the sort worn by chefs
A type of hat with no brim.
A variety of bonnet monkey; toque macaque, Macaca sinica.
(Canada) Alternative form of toque
A watch cap.
(historical) A ruler in the northern area of Muisca.
A member of a particular indigenous people of Mexico.