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English definition of “quite”

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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