from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cut, as of chewing tobacco.
- n. Chiefly British A pound sterling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The inherent nature of something.
- n. A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).
- n. A sovereign or guinea.
- n. Pound sterling.
- n. pound (before the 1966 currency change)
- n. pound, punt
- n. euro
- n. A piece of chewing tobacco.
- n. the act of chewing such tobacco
- v. To chew tobacco
- v. To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud.
- n. An English coin, a sovereign.
- transitive v. To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
from The 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).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.
Possibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin quid ("what, something"), neuter singular of quis ("who"). (Wiktionary)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
Variant of cud. (Wiktionary)