Origin of quidfrom Old English cwidu, variant, variety of cudu, cud
- A British pound sterling that you can use to buy an item that costs one pound is an example of a quid.
- A lump of Skoal or Red Man chewing tobacco is an example of quid.
Origin of quiduncertain or unknown; perhaps origin, originally slang use of Classical Latin quid, something, especially in quid pro quo
Origin of quidMiddle English quide cud from Old English cwidu
nounpl. quid, or quids Chiefly British
Origin of quidPossibly from Latin something, what ; see quiddity .
- The inherent nature of something.
- (US, historical) A section of the Democratic-Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).
From Latin quid (“what, something"), neuter singular of quis (“who").
(plural quid or quids)
- A piece of chewing tobacco.
- (US, colloquial) the act of chewing such tobacco
(third-person singular simple present quids, present participle quidding, simple past and past participle quidded)
Variant of cud.
quid - Investment & Finance Definition
A British term that is used as a nickname to its primary currency unit, the pound. It is the equivalent of the dollar and is used in the same way that “buck” is used to refer to the U.S. dollar.
- The king having asked, "Quid distat inter sottum et Scottum ?"
- Only quid quo pro.
- This same purpose, namely, to hold fast to the historic Jesus, triumphed in the doctrine of the Trinity; Jesus was not to be resolved into an aeon or into some mysterious tertium quid, neither God nor man, but to be recognized as very God who redeemed the soul.
- The Liber de compositione alchemiae, which professes to be by Morienus - perhaps the same as the Marianus who was the teacher of Khalid - was translated by Robertus Castrensis, who states that he finished the work in 1182, and speaks as if he were making a revelation - " Quid sit alchemia nondum cognovit vestra Latinitas."
- His first mention of the subject occurs in a letter to Schikhart dated the i ith of March 1618, in which he writes - " Extitit Scotus Baro, cujus nomen mihi excidit, qui praeclari quid praestitit, necessitate omni multiplicationum et divisionum in meras additiones et subtractiones commutata, nec sinibus utitur: at tamen opus est ipsi tangentium canone: et varietas, crebritas, difficultasque additionum subtractionumque alicubi laborem multiplicandi et dividendi superat."