Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pound sterling.
  • noun A cut, as of chewing tobacco.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun What; nature; substance.
  • noun Something: used chiefly in the phrase tertium quid (see below). See predication.
  • To drop partly masticated food from the mouth: said of horses.
  • noun A sovereign (£1).
  • noun A cnd.
  • noun A portion suitable to be chewed; specifically, a piece of tobacco chewed and rolled about in the mouth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, Eng. An English coin, a sovereign.
  • transitive verb (Man.) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
  • noun A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of chewing tobacco.
  • noun US, colloquial the act of chewing such tobacco
  • verb To chew tobacco
  • verb of a horse To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing
  • noun historical A sovereign or guinea.
  • noun UK, colloquial Pound sterling.
  • noun Australia, colloquial pound (before the 1966 currency change)
  • noun Ireland, colloquial pound, punt
  • noun Ireland, colloquial euro
  • noun The inherent nature of something.
  • noun US, historical A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly from Latin, something, what; see quiddity.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English quide, cud, from Old English cwidu.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Variant of cud.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin unknown.

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From Latin quid ("what, something"), neuter singular of quis ("who").

Examples

  • _Et quid Pandoniae_ -- thus, little book, I charge you to poultice your more-merited oblivion -- _quid Pandoniae restat nisi nomen Athenae?

    Chivalry

  • _Et quid Pandoniae_ -- thus, little book, I charge you poultice your more-merited oblivion -- _quid Pandoniae restat nisi nomen Athenae_?

    Chivalry

  • I seem to remember a guy called montechristo on here bailed at 135 hoping for a retrace to less than a quid, he hasnt been back for a while, I seem to remember in the last RNS they were tendering for £9 billion worth of contracts, I dont believe we have hit peak oil yet but once we do the price of oil will rise as extraction gets more and more costly I.E. BP's huge find in the gulf oif mexico which is going to cost them $28 per barrell to extract dude they were 5 quid+ less than 18 months ago, the fundamentals of the company remain strong and yes they do need more orders and I am sure that scott doak is working on that as we speak obviously myself and sheffy are big fans as we averaged down in the darkest days of march, but from all my research Lamprell is a well run company with no big debt pile (in fact cash at hand) and in the right location to service its customers Datafeed and UK data supplied by ProQuote.

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  • I seem to remember a guy called montechristo on here bailed at 135 hoping for a retrace to less than a quid, he hasnt been back for a while, I seem to remember in the last RNS they were tendering for £9 billion worth of contracts, I dont believe we have hit peak oil yet but once we do the price of oil will rise as extraction gets more and more costly I.E. BP's huge find in the gulf oif mexico which is going to cost them $28 per barrell to extract dude they were 5 quid+ less than 18 months ago, the fundamentals of the company remain strong and yes they do need more orders and I am sure that scott doak is working on that as we speak obviously myself and sheffy are big fans as we averaged down in the darkest days of march, but from all my research Lamprell is a well run company with no big debt pile (in fact cash at hand) and in the right location to service its customers Datafeed and UK data supplied by ProQuote.

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  • I seem to remember a guy called montechristo on here bailed at 135 hoping for a retrace to less than a quid, he hasnt been back for a while, I seem to remember in the last RNS they were tendering for £9 billion worth of contracts, I dont believe we have hit peak oil yet but once we do the price of oil will rise as extraction gets more and more costly I.E. BP's huge find in the gulf oif mexico which is going to cost them $28 per barrell to extract dude they were 5 quid+ less than 18 months ago, the fundamentals of the company remain strong and yes they do need more orders and I am sure that scott doak is working on that as we speak obviously myself and sheffy are big fans as we averaged down in the darkest days of march, but from all my research Lamprell is a well run company with no big debt pile (in fact cash at hand) and in the right location to service its customers Datafeed and UK data supplied by ProQuote.

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  • The Romans used the phrase quid pro quo—“something for something.”

    SuperCooperators

  • 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?

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2002

  • Kyle wouldn't do that any more than he would engage in quid pro quo.

    I stand with Kyle Bailey (Blog for Democracy)

  • They still cost 20 quid per pair to post, but getting the boots including postage under 100 quid is pretty damn good!

    Frivolity and fun...

  • They still cost 20 quid per pair to post, but getting the boots including postage under 100 quid is pretty damn good!

    lyzbeth: Boots!

Comments

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  • I'll lend you two hundred quid

    For a flight across the ocean

    Maybe things will look better there

    Because they couldn't be much worse

    Than tears and a curse

    For men with guns, maturing in age

    Will always pay a shitty wage

    They'll always pay a shitty wage.

    (You made me forget my dreams, by Belle and Sebastian)

    September 16, 2008

  • A cnd!

    November 8, 2012

  • I think that was meant to be "a cud," (I see that n/u mistake a lot in the Century definitions). But from now on, in my mind quid = cnd.

    November 8, 2012

  • What a cuddity (cwiduity)!

    Can one be too chewsy?

    November 8, 2012