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English definition of “quite”


adverb [not gradable] (VERY)   /kwɑɪt/
to a large degree : School is quite different from what it once was. quite a Quite a is used before some nouns to emphasize the large number , amount , or size of the subject referred to: We’ve had quite a lot of rain this year . There were quite a few (= a lot) of people waiting in line . She had quite a bit (= a lot) to say to him when he finally showed up. I hadn’t seen Rebecca in quite a while (= for a long time ).
(Definition of quite adverb (VERY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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