- the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
- any spoken sound represented by the letter Q or q, as in quick, acquit, or Iraq.
- something having the shape of a Q.
- a written or printed representation of the letter Q or q.
- a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Q or q.
- (in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.
Origin of q.s.1
From the Latin word quantum sufficit
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Examples from the Web for qs
The music stopped at points and the qs would have been audible to him...Romney Won't Talk FEMA
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Note the tails of the Qs are turned to the left to clear the writing.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering
"He says there are not any fleas on Qs," said Mollie with a reproving glance at Whistlebinkie.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad
John Kendrick Bangs
If the Qs or the Xs were gone, it wouldn't so much matter; but there's hardly a word that hasn't at least one E in it.Phaeton Rogers
- (in prescriptions) quantum sufficit
- quarter section (of land)
(sense 1) Latin: as much as will suffice
- quarter sessions
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- quantum satis (as much as is enough)
- quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)
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