- an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals.
- Piquet. a sequence of five cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten (quint major), or a king, queen, jack, ten, and nine (quint minor).
Origin of quint1
- a quintuplet.
Origin of quint2
- (in prescriptions) fifth.
Origin of quint.
Examples from the Web for quint
Quint, a black-haired youth of twenty, gave a repressed whoop.
"It would 'a' been luckier if they hadn't hit him at all, Quint," answered Jumbo dryly.
She paused a moment; then she added: "Quint was much too free."The Turn of the Screw
So he goes to his broker, who goes to a big feller, who goes to Quint, who goes to us.
Doc Curfoot climbed in and took the wheel; Quint followed him.
- (kwɪnt) an organ stop sounding a note a fifth higher than that normally produced by the key depressed
- (kɪnt) piquet a sequence of five cards in the same suit
- US and Canadian short for quintuplet Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): quin
Word Origin and History for quint
1520s, "a tax of one-fifth," from Middle French quint, from Latin quintus "the fifth," ordinal to quinque "five" (see quinque-). Used in English of various groups of five since 17c. First attested 1935 as a shortening of quintuplet (American English; British English prefers quin); used originally of the Dionne quintuplets, born May 28, 1934, near Callander, Ontario, Canada.