- 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
Examples from the Web for qs
Contemporary Examples of qs
The music stopped at points and the qs would have been audible to him...Romney Won't Talk FEMA
October 30, 2012
Historical Examples of qs
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)
Word Origin for qs
- quarter sessions
- quantum satis (as much as is enough)
- quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)