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.
(Islam) A religious mendicant who owns no personal property.
A natural fiber, similar to hemp, obtained from the leaves of the plant Furcraea andina and certain other plants of the genus Furcraea.
A person from Iraq or of Iraqi descent.
Of, from, or pertaining to Persian Iraq
Of, from, or pertaining to Iraq, or the Iraqi people.
A kind of tropical hardwood. Malpighia obovata.
A South American shrub (Aristotelia chilensis) native to the Valdivian temperate rainforest ecoregion of Chile and southern Argentina.
Misspelling of maquis (Mediterranean coastal scrub).
The edible berry of this shrub.
(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.
plural of qaid
A silky material made from nylon fibers.
(Islam) The direction in which Muslims face while praying, currently determined as the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.
(Islam) The use of analogy as precedent in Shari'a jurisprudence.
An ancient Germanic people who lived in Moravia
(obsolete) A prostitute, so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.
(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
Any of various small game birds of the genera Coturnix, Anurophasis or Perdicula in the Old World family Phasianidae or of the New World family Odontophoridae.
(intransitive) Of courage, faith, etc.: to slacken, to give way.
(intransitive) To lose heart or courage; to be daunted or fearful.
(intransitive) To waste away; to fade, to wither.
(obsolete) To curdle or coagulate, as milk does.
(transitive, now rare) To daunt or frighten (someone).
Resembling or having a likeness to something.
A small opossum, Didelphis quica, from Guiana and Brazil
(archaic) Alive, living.
(mining, of a vein of ore) productive; not "dead" or barren
(now rare, archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
Burning, flammable, fiery.
Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
Of water: flowing.
Quickly, in a quick manner.
(cricket) A fast bowler.
Plants used in making a quickset hedge
Raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.
The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.
(transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.
(transitive, archaic, poetic) To quicken.
plural of quid
(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.
(British dialect) A puff or whiff, especially of tobacco smoke.
(UK) A hairstyle whereby the forelock is brushed and/or gelled upward, often associated with the styles of the 1950s.
(regional, slang) A trick or ploy; a stratagem.
(slang) A young girl, especially as promiscuous; a prostitute.
(slang) The vulva or vagina.
(UK) To arrange (the hair) in such a manner.
(by extension) Any pen.
(music) The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.
(music) The tube of a musical instrument.
A pen made from a feather.
A sharply pointed, barbed, and easily detached needle-like structure that grows on the skin of a porcupine or hedgehog as a defense against predators.
A thin piece of bark, especially of cinnamon or cinchona, curled up into a tube.
Something having the form of a quill, such as the fold or plain of a ruff, or (weaving) a spindle, or spool, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle.
The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs.
The pen of a squid.
(US and Canada, especially Appalachia and the Prairies, transitive) To subject (a woman who is giving birth) to the practice of quilling (blowing pepper into her nose to induce or hasten labor).
(figuratively) To write.
To decorate with quillwork.
To form fabric into small, rounded folds.
To pierce or be pierced with quills.
A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.
A quilted skirt worn by women.
A roll of material with sound-absorbing properties, used in soundproofing.
(UK, slang, obsolete) To beat or thrash.
To construct a quilt.
To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique.
(physics) A hypothetical fundamental particle; a preon.
derived from the Ó Coinn "descendant of Chief".
name transferred from the surname.
name occasionally used since the 1990s.
A town/village/thorp in South Dakota.
plural of quin
(US, informal) a quin or quintuplet.
(card games) In piquet, a sequence of five playing cards of the same suit; equivalent to a straight flush in poker
(fencing) quinte; the fifth fencer in parrying or attacking position.
(firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters that combines the capabilities of a fire engine and a fire truck, having the ability to provide vertical access as well as pump water to fight a fire.
(music) An interval of one fifth.
(music) The E string of a violin.
Alternative spelling of quipu
plural of quip
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quip
A recording device, used by the Incas, consisting of intricate knotted cords.
The tough wood of Platymiscium pinnatum.
(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.
(archaic) A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
(architecture) An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit.
An idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone.
(intransitive, archaic) To use verbal tricks or quibbles.
(transitive, architecture) To furnish with a quirk or channel.
(transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) move with a wry jerk.
Alternative form of querk
(chiefly dialectal, Southern US, Midland US) To curl or twirl, or twist or coil (up).
A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.
To strike with a quirt.
(UK Midlands) The wood pigeon, Columba palumbus.
(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.
(colloquial, Britain) On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed.
plural of quit
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quit
A city/town in Missouri.
(firearms) A wedge of wood or iron put under the breech of heavy guns or the muzzle of siege-mortars to raise them to the proper level.
(horticulture) A number of apple varieties with a distinctive ribbed appearance, like corners of a coin.
(obsolete, nautical) A form of wedge used to prevent casks from moving
(printing, historical) A metal wedge which fits into the space between the type and the edge of a chase, and is tightened to fix the metal type in place.
Any of the corner building blocks of a building, usually larger or more ornate than the surrounding blocks.
(transitive) To wedge or steady with quoins.
A flat disc of metal or stone thrown at a target in the game of quoits.
A ring of rubber or rope similarly used in the game of deck-quoits.
An ancient burial mound, synonymous with dolmen.
The discus used in ancient sports.
The flat stone covering a cromlech.
(intransitive) To play quoits.
(transitive) To throw like quoit.
(US) Any small firecracker sold to the general public, usually in special clusters designed to explode in series after a single master fuse is lit.
(archaic except in idioms) An unimportant, paltry, or mean-spirited person.
(automotive) The heating element used to set off the sodium azide pellets in a vehicle's airbag.
(dated) A short piece of witty writing; a lampoon.
(dated) A writer of lampoons.
(film, theater) In special effects, a small explosive used to replicate a bullet hitting a surface.
(firearms) A malfunction in which the fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck.
(graphic design) A sketched concept or visual solution, usually very quick and not too detailed.
(law) In a legal casebook, a short summary of a legal action placed between more extensively quoted cases.
(linguistics) A short article, often published in journals, that introduces theoretically problematic empirical data or discusses an overlooked theoretical problem. In contrast to a typical article, a squib need not answer the questions that it poses.
(military) A small firework that is intended to spew sparks rather than explode.
(mining) A kind of slow match or safety fuse.
A similar device used to ignite an explosive or launch a rocket, etc.
(colloquial, dated, transitive, intransitive) To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute.
To make a sound like a small explosion.
(UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
(US, military, slang, mildly derogatory) A sailor in the Navy.
(slang, motorcycling, derogatory) A motorcyclist, especially a sport biker, characterized by reckless riding and lack of protective gear.
A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
(fishing) To fish with the kind of hook called a squid.
(parachuting) To cause squidding (an improper, partial, parachute inflation, that results in the sides of the parachute folding in on the center, and pulsating back and forth).
(Norfolk, uncountable) Nonsense; amusing stories.
(derogatory, informal, countable) A person of low status.
(transitive, Internet) To disconnect (an IRC server) from a network.