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quid

Noun

1 the basic unit of money in Great Britain; equal to 100 pence [syn: British pound, pound, pound sterling]
2 something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises [syn: quid pro quo]
3 a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: chew, chaw, cud, plug, wad]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /kwɪd/
    Rhymes with: -ɪd

Etymology 1

From quid, neuter singular of quis.

Noun

  1. The inherent nature of something.
  2. In the context of "US|historical": A section of the Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).

Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

  1. A sovereign or guinea.
  2. In the context of "UK|colloquial": Pound sterling.
    Twenty quid for a sandwich? You're having a laugh!
  3. In the context of "Australia|colloquial": pound
  4. In the context of "Ireland|colloquial": pound, punt, euro

Derived terms

Etymology 3

Variant of cud.

Noun

  1. A piece of chewing tobacco.

Verb

  1. To chew tobacco
  2. In the context of "of a horse": To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing

Etymology

From quid.

Pronoun

quid
  1. what about
    'Quid de la transparence du programme ?

Synonyms

  • Qu'en est-il de...
  • Qu'est-il advenu de...

Latin

Conjunction

  1. why
  2. what

Derived terms

Pronoun

  1. .
    Quid dico?
    What do I say?

Descendants

Spanish

Noun

  1. gist; point; crux

Extensive Definition

Quid has various meanings:

References

quid in German: Quid
quid in Swedish: Quid

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

axiom, bawbee, bite, bolus, cavendish, center, champ, chaw, chew, chewing tobacco, chomp, core, crown, cud, cut plug, dollar, eating tobacco, elixir, essence, essential, farthing, fid, fiver, florin, flower, focus, fourpence, fourpenny, fundamental, gist, gnash, gob, gravamen, groat, guinea, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, heart, hypostasis, inner essence, kernel, mag, marrow, meat, meg, mite, monkey, morsel, mouthful, munch, navy, navy plug, new pence, nibble, nip, np, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, p, pence, penny, pigtail, pith, pony, postulate, pound, principle, quiddity, quintessence, sap, shilling, sixpence, snap, soul, spirit, stuff, substance, swallow, tenner, the nitty-gritty, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, tobacco juice, tuppence, twist, twopence
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