1. adv вполне, совсем; совершенно, полностью; всецело

work not quite done — не совсем законченная работа

to be quite mistaken — глубоко ошибаться

I quite agree with you — я вполне согласен с вами

my watch is quite right — мои часы абсолютно правильны

for quite another reason — по совершенно иной причине

not quite the thing to do — это не совсем то, что следует делать, этого не следует делать

quite similar to — совсем как

I am quite at sea — я совсем запутался

quite naturally — совершенно естественно

to be quite strong — быть вполне здоровым

quite presentably dressed — одетый вполне прилично

2. adv почти, до некоторой степени; более или менее; довольно

quite polite — довольно вежливо

quite a good fellow — неплохой парень

to be quite a success — иметь немалый успех

quite a bit — довольно много

quite a while — довольно долго

quite as much — в такой же степени

quite a few — довольно много; порядочно

quite the cheese — как раз то, что надо;

3. adv усил. действительно, в самом деле, решительно

quite a beauty — самая настоящая красавица

it is quite a settled thing — это дело решённое

until quite recently — до самого последнего времени

that is quite another matter — это совсем другое дело

that was quite an affair — всё было очень торжественно

4. adv при ответах выражает согласие, понимание

oh, quite! — о да!

it must be decided by quite other considerations — при решении этого вопроса нужно руководствоваться совершенно иными соображениями

Синонимический ряд:
1. certainly (adj.) certainly; indeed; really; truly
2. completely (adj.) absolutely; altogether; completely; entirely; fully; positively; thoroughly; totally; wholly
3. considerably (adj.) considerably; exceedingly; extremely; highly; very
4. all (other) all; all in all; entirely; exactly; in toto; just; purely; stick; totally; utterly; wholly
5. altogether (other) all told; altogether; in all
6. very (other) awful; awfully; enormously; especially; exceedingly; exceptionally; extra; extraordinarily; extremely; highly; immensely; jolly; mighty; particularly; really; remarkably; specially; too; tremendously; very
7. well (other) afond; clear; completely; considerably; far; fully; perfectly; rather; right; roundly; significantly; somewhat; thoroughly; well
Антонимический ряд:
hardly; partially; perhaps

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Смотреть что такое "quite" в других словарях:

  • quite — [ kwaıt ] function word *** Quite can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (before an adjective or adverb): I was quite angry with her. (before a verb): I quite agree with you. I can t quite decide which dress to wear today. as a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quite — W1S1 [kwaıt] predeterminer, adv [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: quit, quite free of (13 19 centuries), from Old French quite; QUIT] 1.) fairly or very, but not extremely →↑pretty ▪ The food in the canteen is usually quite good. ▪ He seems quite upset… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quite — 1. Quite is a highly mobile word with a wide range of uses qualifying adjectives and adverbs (quite heavy / quite often), singular nouns (quite a lot), and verbs (We quite understand / I d quite like to). It causes difficulty because it has two… …   Modern English usage

  • Quite — (kw[imac]t), adv. [F. quitte discharged, free, clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See {Quit}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quite — ► ADVERB 1) to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; completely. 2) to a certain extent; moderately. 3) US very; really. ► EXCLAMATION (also quite so) ▪ expressing agreement. ● quite a Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • quite — [kwīt] adv. [ME quite: see QUIT, adj.] 1. completely; entirely [not quite done] 2. really; truly; positively [quite a hero] 3. to some, or a considerable, degree or extent; very or fairly [quite warm outside] ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • quite — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: tauromáquia Acción de atraer al toro un torero para librar a otro de una situación de peligro: Cuando el banderillero estaba en el suelo, el diestro hizo un quite memorable. Frases y locuciones 1. estar al quite… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • quite a - — (also often ironic quite the ) used to indicate that the specified person or thing is perceived as particularly notable, remarkable, or impressive quite a party, isn t it? | it s been quite a year | quite the little horsewoman, aren t you? …   Useful english dictionary

  • quite — 1. m. Acción de quitar o estorbar. 2. Esgr. Movimiento defensivo con que se detiene o evita el ofensivo. 3. Taurom. Suerte que ejecuta un torero, generalmente con el capote, para librar a otro del peligro en que se halla por la acometida del toro …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • quite — quite, estar al quite expr. estar preparado por si hay que actuar. ❙ «El chofer, que estaba al quite, les vio por el retrovisor...» Pedro Casals, Disparando cocaína …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • quite — quite; mes·quite; re·quite; …   English syllables

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