(noun, adverb, interjection)


1. to a degree (not used with a negative)

- quite tasty

- quite soon

- quite ill

Similar word(s): rather

2. to the greatest extent; completely

- you're quite right

- she was quite alone

- was quite mistaken

3. of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)

- her victory was quite something

- she's quite a girl

- quite a film

4. actually or truly or to an extreme

- was quite a sudden change

- it's quite the thing to do

- quite the rage


1. (chiefly Britain) Indicates agreement; "exactly so".


1. (bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull.