Definition and Meanings for quit

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Quit is ranked 31,237 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of quit

noun, adjective, verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of quit

oe. quite, of. quite, f. quitte. see quit, v., quiet oe. quiten, of. quiter, quitier, cuitier, f. quitter, to acquit, quit, ll. quietare, fr. l. quietare to calm, to quiet, fr. quietus quiet. see quiet, a., and cf. quit, a., quite, acquit, requite

Meaning of quit

as noun

  • any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical america. see banana quit, under banana, and guitguit.

as adjective, verb

  • released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, adjective

  • to set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
  • to release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
  • to discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
  • to meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.
  • to carry through; to go through to the end.
  • to have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.

as intransitive verb

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