7 letter word starting with qui

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
quibble noun A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil., A pun; a low conceit., To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate., To pun; to practice punning.
quicken adjective To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite., To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one’s steps or thoughts; to quicken one’s departure or speed., To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced., To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb., To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
quickly adverb Speedily; with haste or celerity; soon; without delay; quick.
quiddit noun A subtilty; an equivocation.
quiddle verb i. To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle., Alt. of Quiddler
quiesce adjective & noun To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.
quieted imp. & past participle of Quiet
quieter noun One who, or that which, quiets.
quietly adverb In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly., Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly., Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils., Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.
quietus adjective Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.
quilled imp. & past participle of Quill, Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills.
quillet noun Subtilty; nicety; quibble.
quilted imp. & past participle of Quilt
quilter noun One who, or that which, quilts.
quinary adjective Consisting of five; arranged by fives.
quiname adjective Growing in sets of five; — said especially of leaves composed of five leaflets set at the end of a common petiole.
quinate noun A salt of quinic acid.
quindem noun A fifteenth part.
quinine noun An alkaloid extracted from the bark of several species of cinchona (esp. Cinchona Calisaya) as a bitter white crystalline substance, C20H24N2O2. Hence, by extension (Med.), any of the salts of this alkaloid, as the acetate, chloride, sulphate, etc., employed as a febrifuge or antiperiodic. Called also quinia, quinina, etc.
quinism noun See Cinchonism.
quinnat noun The California salmon (Oncorhynchus choicha); — called also chouicha, king salmon, chinnook salmon, and Sacramento salmon. It is of great commercial importance.
quinone noun A crystalline substance, C6H4O2 (called also benzoketone), first obtained by the oxidation of quinic acid and regarded as a double ketone; also, by extension, any one of the series of which quinone proper is the type.
quinoyl noun A radical of which quinone is the hydride, analogous to phenyl.
quintal noun A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental., A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.
quintan adjective Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever., An intermittent fever which returns every fifth day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission lasts three days.
quintel noun See Quintain.
quintet noun Alt. of Quintette
quintic adjective Of the fifth degree or order., A quantic of the fifth degree. See Quantic.
quintin noun See Quintain.
quipped imp. & past participle of Quip
quirite noun One of the Quirites.
quirked adjective Having, or formed with, a quirk or quirks.
quitted of Quit
quittal noun Return; requital; quittance.
quitter noun One who quits., A deliverer.
quittor noun A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horse’s foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone.
quizzed imp. & past participle of Quiz
quizzer noun One who quizzes; a quiz.