Words nearby quid
Origin of quid1
Definition for quid (2 of 3)
noun, plural quid.
Origin of quid2
Definition for quid (3 of 3)
noun, plural quid pro quos, quids pro quo.
Example sentences from the Web for quid
“The U.S. is going to want to keep these as separate issues and not link them formally with a quid pro quo,” he said.
The Budapest document makes sense historically only as a quid pro quo agreement resting upon American credibility to act.Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine|Leslie H. Gelb|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eric Idle said, “It means we can advertise it as 300 quid cheaper than the Stones.”
The Supreme Court only accepts one justification for limiting political speech: quid pro quo corruption or the appearance thereof.SCOTUS-Palooza: Preview of the Big Cases in the New Term|Ilya Shapiro|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sub-text: “If you play your cards right, you can buy the wedding photos for a million quid.”
This line of exploration appeared preferable to the strong practical mind of Mr. Chambers, who had in view the quid pro quo.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia|William John Wills
Quid ergo est, quod non numquam dubitationem afferre soleat considerandumque videatur?De Officiis|Marcus Tullius Cicero
But the boys stick to it, and at last conquer even their appetites, learning to prefer their quid to the most delicious peach.Hidden Treasures|Harry A. Lewis
Mason turned his quid deliberately and spat at the open door.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
Quid de Paulo aut Africano loquar, aut, ut iam ante, de Maximo?Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for quid (1 of 3)
Word Origin for quid
British Dictionary definitions for quid (2 of 3)
noun plural quid
Word Origin for quid
British Dictionary definitions for quid (3 of 3)
noun plural quid pro quos
Word Origin for quid pro quo
Cultural definitions for quid
A fair exchange; the phrase is most frequently used in diplomacy: “The Chinese may make some concessions on trade, but they will no doubt demand a quid pro quo, so we must be prepared to make concessions too.” From Latin, meaning “something for something.”
Idioms and Phrases with quid
An equal exchange or substitution, as in I think it should be quid pro quo—you mow the lawn and I'll take you to the movies. This Latin expression, meaning “something for something,” has been used in English since the late 1500s.