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What does "Quality" mean?

Definition

(n.) An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition (n.) Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position (n.) Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character (n.) That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman (n.) The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank


Synonyms character, prime, fine, tone, superior, choice, timber, select, caliber, prize, timbre, calibre, lineament, upper-class


Example: "The quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare" Example: "The quality of students has risen" Example: "Each town has a quality all its own" Example: "A man of quality" Example: "People of quality" Example: "Quality paper"


Word Family qualities