Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “quantity”

See all translations

quantity

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkwɒn.tɪ.ti/ us    /ˈkwɑːn.t̬ə.t̬i/
B1 the amount or number of something, especially that can be measured or is fixed: Police found a large/small quantity of drugs in his possession. We consumed vast quantities of food and drink that night. The (sheer) quantity (= large amount) of equipment needed for the trip is staggering. They are now developing ways to produce the vaccine in large quantities and cheaply. This recipe is only for four, so I usually do double the quantity if I'm cooking for my family. It's quality not quantity that really counts.
More examples
Translations of “quantity”
in Korean 양…
in Arabic كَمِّيّة…
in French quantité…
in Turkish nicelik, miktar, sayı…
in Italian quantità…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指可測量或確定的)量,數量,分量…
in Russian количество…
in Polish ilość…
in Spanish cantidad…
in Portuguese quantidade…
in German die Menge…
in Catalan quantitat…
in Japanese 量…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指可测量或确定的)量,数量,分量…
(Definition of quantity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of quantity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “quantity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More