[kwahy-ee-tuh s] /kwaɪˈi təs/
noun, plural quietuses.
a finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles:
Having given a quietus to the argument, she left.
discharge or release from life.
a period of retirement or inactivity.
noun (pl) -tuses
anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill: to give the quietus to a rumour
a release from life; death
the discharge or settlement of debts, duties, etc
“discharge, clearing of accounts,” 1530s, short for Medieval Latin phrase quietus est “he is quit” (see quit). Hence, “death” (i.e. “final discharge”), c.1600. Latin quies also was used for “the peace of death.”
[kwif] /kwɪf/ noun, plural quiff, quiffs. Slang. 1. a woman, especially one who is promiscuous. [kwif] /kwɪf/ noun, British. 1. a lock or curl of hair brought forward over the forehead. /kwɪf/ noun 1. (Brit) a prominent tuft of hair, esp one brushed up above the forehead n. “curl or lock of hair over the […]
Simulation language derived from SIMSCRIPT, based on 20-GATE. [“Quikscript – A Simpscript-like Language for the G-20”, F.M. Tonge et al, CACM 8(6):350-354 (June 1965)].
Fortran-like, interactive with debugging facilities. Sammet 1969, p.226.
[kwil] /kwɪl/ noun 1. one of the large feathers of the wing or tail of a bird. 2. the hard, hollow, basal part of a feather. 3. a feather, as of a goose, formed into a pen for writing. 4. one of the hollow spines on a porcupine or hedgehog. 5. a plectrum of a […]