quality definition, meaning - what is quality in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “quality”

See all translations

quality

noun uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/

quality noun (STANDARD)

B1 [C or U] how good or bad something is: a shop advertising top quality electrical goods The food was of such poor/low quality. Their products are of very high quality. I only buy good-quality wine. The quality of the picture on our television isn't very good.B1 [U] a high standard: He's not interested in quality. All he cares about is making money.quality of life the level of enjoyment, comfort, and health in someone's life: My quality of life has improved tremendously since I moved to the country.
More examples

quality noun (CHARACTERISTIC)

B2 [C] a characteristic or feature of someone or something: leadership qualities He has a lot of good qualities but being organized isn't one of them. [+ to infinitive] I don't think he has the right qualities to be a teacher. This cheese has a rather rubbery quality to it (= it is like rubber).
More examples

quality

adjective uk   /ˈkwɒl.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˈkwɑː.lə.t̬i/
B1 [before noun] of a high standard: This is a quality product.mainly UK The story received little coverage in the quality papers (= more serious newspapers). [after verb] informal very good: That gig was quality.
(Definition of quality from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of quality?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “quality” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More