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Q

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noun, plural Q's or Qs, q's or qs.
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.
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Other definitions for Q (2 of 6)

Q2

abbreviation
quarterly.

Other definitions for Q (3 of 6)

Q3

Symbol.

Other definitions for Q (4 of 6)

q.1

abbreviation
farthing.

Origin of q.

1
From the Latin word quadrāns

Other definitions for Q (5 of 6)

q.2

abbreviation
quart; quarts.
query.
question.
quintal.
quire.

Other definitions for Q (6 of 6)

Q.

abbreviation
quarto.
Quebec.
Queen.
question.
(in Guatemala) quetzal; quetzals.
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British Dictionary definitions for Q (1 of 5)

q

symbol for
quintal

British Dictionary definitions for Q (2 of 5)

q

Q

/ (kjuː) /

noun plural q's, Q's or Qs
the 17th letter and 13th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiceless velar stop, as in unique and quick

British Dictionary definitions for Q (3 of 5)

Q

symbol for
chess queen
question
physics heat
abbreviation for
text messaging queue

British Dictionary definitions for Q (4 of 5)

q.

abbreviation for
quart
quarter
quarterly

British Dictionary definitions for Q (5 of 5)

Q.

abbreviation for
quartermaster
Also: q plural Qq or qq quarto
Queen
question
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Q

q

see mind one's p's and q's.

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