Definitions for quality

Definitions for (noun) quality

Main entry: quality

Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare

Main entry: quality, caliber, calibre

Definition: a degree or grade of excellence or worth

Usage: the quality of students has risen; an executive of low caliber

Main entry: quality, timber, timbre, tone

Definition: (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

Usage: the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely; the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet

Main entry: quality, lineament, character

Definition: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

Usage: each town has a quality all its own; the radical character of our demands

Main entry: quality

Definition: high social status

Usage: a man of quality

Definitions for (adj) quality

Main entry: quality

Definition: of high social status

Usage: people of quality; a quality family

Main entry: choice, select, prime, prize, quality

Definition: of superior grade

Usage: choice wines; prime beef; prize carnations; quality paper; select peaches

Visual thesaurus for quality