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]
- Rhymes with: -ɪd
Etymology 1From quid, neuter singular of quis.
- The inherent nature of something.
- In the context of "US|historical": A section of the Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).
Etymology 2Origin unknown.
Etymology 3Variant of cud.
- A piece of chewing tobacco.
- 'Quid de la transparence du programme ?
- Qu'en est-il de...
- Qu'est-il advenu de...
- Quid dico?
- What do I say?
- French: quoi
Quid has various meanings:
- A pound sterling (£), in British slang, possibly derived from the Royal mint at Quidhampton, Wiltshire, England, but more likely from the Latin phrase 'Quid pro quo' (This for that) meaning an exchange of goods.
- A euro (€), in Irish slang
- Quid (encyclopedia), a French encyclopedia
- Quantitative Ingredient Declaration (QUID) On Food Labelling
- An abbreviation of the Latin "tertium quid", meaning "third party" and used to denote an anti-Madison part of the Democratic-Republican Party of the United States between 1805 and 1811
- Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination
- Quidding, a dental problem sometimes found in horses where the animal drops partially chewed food while chewing, or chews with the mouth open
quid in German: Quid
quid in Swedish: Quid
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