American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cut, as of chewing tobacco.
- n. Chiefly British A pound sterling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cnd.
- n. A portion suitable to be chewed; specifically, a piece of tobacco chewed and rolled about in the mouth.
- To drop partly masticated food from the mouth: said of horses.
- n. What; nature; substance.
- n. Something: used chiefly in the phrase tertium quid (see below). See predication.
- n. A sovereign (£1).
- n. The inherent nature of something.
- n. US, historical A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).
- n. historical A sovereign or guinea.
- n. UK, colloquial Pound sterling.
- n. Australia, colloquial pound (before the 1966 currency change)
- n. Ireland, colloquial pound, punt
- n. Ireland, colloquial euro
- n. A piece of chewing tobacco.
- n. US, colloquial the act of chewing such tobacco
- v. To chew tobacco
- v. of a horse To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud.
- n. Slang, Eng. An English coin, a sovereign.
- v. (Man.) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
- n. something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
- n. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
- n. the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
- Variant of cud. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.Possibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_Et quid Pandoniae_ -- thus, little book, I charge you to poultice your more-merited oblivion -- _quid Pandoniae restat nisi nomen Athenae?”
“_Et quid Pandoniae_ -- thus, little book, I charge you poultice your more-merited oblivion -- _quid Pandoniae restat nisi nomen Athenae_?”
“The Romans used the phrase quid pro quo—“something for something.””
“Are you getting any sense at all that some of these talks may involve, I don't know if you want to use the term quid pro quo, but is Vice President Cheney, rather, talking with these leaders about getting their support on Iraq just because of what the U.S. has now proposed in the U.N. Security Council, and what they are trying to get done on the ground there in Jerusalem -- I'm sorry, not in Jerusalem, but in that region there?”
“Kyle wouldn't do that any more than he would engage in quid pro quo.”
“They still cost 20 quid per pair to post, but getting the boots including postage under 100 quid is pretty damn good!”
“Fining them a few hundred quid is not going to do that.”
“In those circumstances, three quid is being generous, I reckon.”
“Actually, what you get for a million quid is a millionaire lifestyle, which would probably involve paying off the mortgage, buying a nice car, and getting the living room floor done, or an extension built.”
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