5 letter word starting with qua

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quack verb i. To utter a sound like the cry of a duck., To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast., To act the part of a quack, or pretender., The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise., A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner., Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan., Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
quade adjective Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind.
quaff verb t. To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts., To drink largely or luxuriously.
quail verb i. To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade., To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower., To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue., To curdle; to coagulate, as milk., Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C. Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C. pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus australis)., Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica)., Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix., A prostitute; — so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.
quair noun A quire; a book.
quake verb i. To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble., To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake., To cause to quake., A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.
quaky adjective Shaky, or tremulous; quaking.
qualm noun Sickness; disease; pestilence; death., A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony., Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea., A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.
quant noun A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.
quarl noun A medusa, or jellyfish.
quart noun The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth., A measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints., A vessel or measure containing a quart., In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. Tierce, 4.
quash noun Same as Squash., To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment., To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush., To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion., To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
quasi As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to; qualified; — used as an adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a quasi contract, an implied contract, an obligation which has arisen from some act, as if from a contract; a quasi corporation, a body that has some, but not all, of the peculiar attributes of a corporation; a quasi argument, that which resembles, or is used as, an argument; quasi historical, apparently historical, seeming to be historical.
quass noun A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, — much used by the Russians.
quata noun The coaita.
quave noun See Quaver., To quaver.
quayd p. p. of Quail.