Q, q

[ kyoo ]
/ kyu /

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.

Definition for q (2 of 8)

Definition for q (3 of 8)

Q


Symbol.

Definition for q (4 of 8)

Origin of q.

1
From the Latin word quadrāns

Definition for q (5 of 8)

Definition for q (6 of 8)

Q.


(in Guatemala) quetzal; quetzals.

Definition for q (7 of 8)

Jones

[ johnz ]
/ dʒoʊnz /

noun

Definition for q (8 of 8)

Quiller-Couch

[ kwil-er-kooch ]
/ ˈkwɪl ərˈkutʃ /

noun

Sir Arthur ThomasQ, 1863–1944, English novelist and critic.
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British Dictionary definitions for q (1 of 7)

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 (2 of 7)

q


symbol for

quintal

British Dictionary definitions for q (3 of 7)

Q


symbol for

chess queen
question
physics heat

abbreviation for

text messaging queue

British Dictionary definitions for q (4 of 7)

Jones

/ (dʒəʊnz) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for q (5 of 7)

q.


abbreviation for

quart
quarter
quarterly

British Dictionary definitions for q (6 of 7)

Q.


abbreviation for

quartermaster
Also: q plural Qq or qq quarto
Queen
question

British Dictionary definitions for q (7 of 7)

Quiller-Couch

/ (ˌkwɪləˈkuːtʃ) /

noun

Sir Arthur (Thomas), known as Q . 1863–1944, British critic and novelist, who edited the Oxford Book of English Verse (1900)
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Idioms and Phrases with q (1 of 2)

q


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

Idioms and Phrases with q (2 of 2)

Jones


see Davy Jones's locker; keep up (with the Joneses).

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