9 letter word starting with q

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
quackling present participle & vb. noun of Quackle
quadrable adjective That may be sqyared, or reduced to an equivalent square; — said of a surface when the area limited by a curve can be exactly found, and expressed in a finite number of algebraic terms.
quadrated imp. & past participle of Quadrate
quadratic adjective Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square., Tetragonal., Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.
quadrible adjective Quadrable.
quadrifid adjective Divided, or deeply cleft, into four parts; as, a quadrifid perianth; a quadrifid leaf.
quadrigae plural of Quadriga
quadrille noun A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set., The appropriate music for a quadrille., A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.
quadruped adjective Having four feet., An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; — often restricted to the mammals.
quadruple adjective Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance., four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to receive to quadruple of the amount in damages., To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to double twice., To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become four times as much.
quadruply adverb To a fourfold quantity; so as to be, or cause to be, quadruple; as, to be quadruply recompensed.
quaintise noun Craft; subtlety; cunning., Elegance; beauty.
quakeress noun A woman who is a member of the Society of Friends.
quakerish adjective Like or pertaining to a Quaker; Quakerlike.
quakerism noun The peculiar character, manners, tenets, etc., of the Quakers.
quaketail noun A wagtail.
quakingly adverb In a quaking manner; fearfully.
qualified adjective Fitted by accomplishments or endowments., Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement., of Qualify
qualifier noun One who, or that which, qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.
qualitied adjective Furnished with qualities; endowed.
qualities plural of Quality
quamoclit noun Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipomoea Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipomoea.
quarreled imp. & past participle of Quarrel
quarrelet noun A little quarrel. See 1st Quarrel, 2.
quarrying present participle & vb. noun of Quarry
quarrymen plural of Quarry-man
quartered imp. & past participle of Quartter
quarterly adjective Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part; as, quarterly seasons., Recurring during, or at the end of, each quarter; as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly meeting., A periodical work published once a quarter, or four times in a year., By quarters; once in a quarter of a year; as, the returns are made quarterly., In quarters, or quarterings; as, to bear arms quarterly; in four or more parts; — said of a shield thus divided by lines drawn through it at right angles.
quarteron noun A quarter; esp., a quarter of a pound, or a quarter of a hundred., Alt. of Quarteroon
quartette noun A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument., The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts., A stanza of four lines.
quartzite noun Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; — called also quartz rock.
quartzoid noun A form of crystal common with quartz, consisting of two six-sided pyramids, base to base.
quartzose adjective Containing, or resembling, quartz; partaking of the nature or qualities of quartz.
quartzous adjective Quarzose.
quasimodo noun The first Sunday after Easter; Low Sunday.
quavemire noun See Quagmire.
quavering present participle & vb. noun of Quaver
quebracho noun A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn/a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; — called also white quebracho, to distinguish it from the red quebracho, a Mexican anacardiaceous tree (Loxopterygium Lorentzii) whose bark is said to have similar properties.
queenfish noun A California sciaenoid food fish (Seriphys politus). The back is bluish, and the sides and belly bright silvery. Called also kingfish.
queenhood noun The state, personality, or character of a queen; queenliness.
queenship noun The state, rank, or dignity of a queen.
queerness noun The quality or state of being queer.
queintise noun See Quaintise.
quenching present participle & vb. noun of Quench
quercitin noun A yellow crystalline substance, occurring quite widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, as is apple-tree bark, horse-chestnut leaves, etc., but originally obtained by the decomposition of quercitrin. Called also meletin.
querimony noun A complaint or complaining.
querulous verb Given to quarreling; quarrelsome., Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people., Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.
questrist noun A seeker; a pursuer.
questuary adjective Studious of profit., One employed to collect profits.
quibbling present participle & vb. noun of Quibble
quickbeam noun See Quicken tree.
quickened imp. & past participle of Quicken
quickener noun One who, or that which, quickens.
quicklime adjective Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; — so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2.
quickness noun The condition or quality of being quick or living; life., Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit., Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility., Sharpness; pungency of taste.
quicksand noun Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it.
quickstep noun A lively, spirited march; also, a lively style of dancing.
quickwork noun All the submerged section of a vessel’s planking., The planking between the spirketing and the clamps., The short planks between the portholes.
quiddling present participle & vb. noun of Quiddle
quiescing present participle & vb. noun of Quiesce
quiescent adjective Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid., Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting., Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in “day” and “say.”, A silent letter.
quietness noun The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness.
quietsome adjective Calm; still.
quillback noun An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus, / Carpiodes, cyprinus); — called also carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.
quillwort noun Any plant or species of the genus Isoetes, cryptogamous plants with a cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their enlarged and excavated bases. There are about seventeen American species, usually growing in the mud under still, shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the leaves.
quinicine noun An uncrystallizable alkaloid obtained by the action of heat from quinine, with which it is isomeric.
quinidine noun An alkaloid isomeric with, and resembling, quinine, found in certain species of cinchona, from which it is extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; conchinine. It is used somewhat as a febrifuge.
quininism noun Alt. of Quinism
quinizine noun any one of a series of nitrogenous bases, certain of which are used as antipyretics.
quinoline noun A nitrogenous base, C9H7N obtained as a pungent colorless liquid by the distillation of alkaloids, bones, coal tar, etc. It the nucleus of many organic bodies, especially of certain alkaloids and related substances; hence, by extension, any one of the series of alkaloidal bases of which quinoline proper is the type.
quinology noun The science which treats of the cultivation of the cinchona, and of its use in medicine.
quinquina noun Peruvian bark.
quintette noun A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.
quintuple adjective Multiplied by five; increased to five times the amount; fivefold., To make fivefold, or five times as much or many.
quinzaine noun The fifteenth day after a feast day, including both in the reckoning.
quirister noun A chorister. See Chorister.
quitclaim noun A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of release; an instrument by which some right, title, interest, or claim, which one person has, or is supposed to have, in or to an estate held by himself or another, is released or relinquished, the grantor generally covenanting only against persons who claim under himself., To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.
quittable adjective Capable of being quitted.
quittance verb t. Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance., Recompense; return; repayment., To repay; to requite.
quivering present participle & vb. noun of Quiver
quixotism noun That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry.
quizzical adjective Relating to quizzing: given to quizzing; of the nature of a quiz; farcical; sportive.
quodlibet noun A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point., A medley improvised by several performers.
quotation noun The act of quoting or citing., That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration., The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named., Quota; share., A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.
quotidian adjective Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever., Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.