[kwon-sit] /ˈkwɒn sɪt/
a semicylindrical metal shelter having end walls, usually serving as a barracks, storage shed, or the like, developed for the U.S. military forces from the British Nissen hut at Quonset Naval Base in Rhode Island.
trademark (US) a military shelter made of corrugated steel sheet, having a semicircular cross section Brit equivalent Nissen hut
1942, from Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island, where this type of structure was first built, 1941. The place name is from a southern New England Algonquian language and perhaps means “small, long place.”
1. (in prescriptions) of which. adverb, conjuction Word Origin rare
/ˈkwɔːˌreɪt/ adjective 1. (Brit) constituting or having a quorum adjective having or constituting a quorum noun the smallest number of people that need be present to conduct a meeting; a quorum adj. “attended by a quorum,” 1969, from quorum + -ate (1).
/kwɔːn/ noun 1. trademark a vegetable protein developed from a type of fungus and used in cooking as a meat substitute
[kwawr-uh m, kwohr-] /ˈkwɔr əm, ˈkwoʊr-/ noun 1. the number of members of a group or organization required to be present to transact business legally, usually a majority. 2. a particularly chosen group. /ˈkwɔːrəm/ noun 1. a minimum number of members in an assembly, society, board of directors, etc, required to be present before any […]