• WordNet 3.6
    • n quat the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quat A pustule.
    • v. t Quat To satiate; to satisfy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quat To press down; subdue.
    • quat To oppress; satiate.
    • quat To flatter.
    • quat To squat.
    • n quat A pustule or pimple.
    • n quat Figuratively, a small, shabby, or insignificant person.
    • quat To quit.
    • quat Quit; free; released.
    • quat A dialectal form of what.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quat kwot (Shak.) a pimple: an insignificant person.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain


In literature:

I have rubb'd this young quat almost to the sense, And he grows angry.
"Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare
Take that, then, and be quate!
"The Man From Glengarry" by Ralph Connor
Now, who's the next man to git solid with his girl fer a quat-of-a-dollah?
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
A very expressive phrase in common use is to "quad" or "quat"; it is equivalent to the word "squat.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
A wee bit clamsheuchar wi' my Lochaper axe, or a brog wi' my skean-dhu, will make them quate aneuch, my letty.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
You never ken what thae quate kin' o' modest folk will dae.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
I'd have had 'em as quat as mice, the whole six, afore I'd been their mother a week.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Ye'd better go into the yard and be at some quate game.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Ye're weel awa if ye bide, an' we're weel quat.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
This is Hollip Quate, calling CQ, CQ.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer

In poetry:

But come what may in life's quick thrang,
Where crood together gude an' ill,
May she aye quately slip alang,
A simple, artless lassie still.
"The Muirlan' Lassie" by Alexander Anderson
Daft Ailie cam' in by the auld brig-en'
As the sunlicht, saft an' sweet,
Fell doon on the laigh, white wa's o' the toon,
An' the lang, quate, single street.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
(May Scotlan' never quat the grip,
But haud her Sabbath firm an' fast,
Thro' skaith an' scorn, thro' taunts an' sneers,
An' let them lauch wha win at last.)
"Sheepieknowe: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
But I turn'd my heid frae the cauld, white deid,
That was quate as quate could be,
An' turn'd an' gaed doon to the brig, to wait
For my bridegroom comin' to me.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
Then they let her oot o' the ring, an' she gangs
Wi' the same strange, waefu' smile,
Doon the lang quate street, an' she sings a sang
As they follow her a' the while.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
Noo, since he's suppin' a' his lane, as quate as ony mouse,
I'll turn my back an' redd the floor, an' tidy up the house;
For when he toddles up an' doon, he's sic a steerin' lim',
I canna get a han's wark dune for lookin' after him.
"The Steerin' Wee Laddie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Distearyldimethylammonium chloride or DSDMAC (INCI: Distearyldimonium Chloride ) is a twin-tailed fatty quaternary ammonium organic compound or fatty quat.
A doodle by an anonymous artist from the exhibit “Le Mur at the Cabaret des Quat’z’Arts,†featuring scribbles that 19th-century French artists posted on the walls of a Parisian cafe.
Designed to extend protection in production areas between sanitary clean-ups, Chemetall Oakite's FiSan Quat Treat is a phosphate -free, quaternary ammonium chloride-based floor treatment product.
Chemetall Oakite's Fisan Quat Treat is a phosphate -free, quaternary ammonium chloride-based floor treatment designed to extend protection in production areas between sanitary clean-ups.
Clorox enters the quat business.
Le Manoir aux Quat ' Saisons.
It stands to reason that gastronomes around the world make pilgrimages to Le Manoir aux Quat ' Saisons near Oxford, England, to dine at the hotel's two-Michelin-starred French restaurant.
VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on October 30 began building a 104,000-tonoil tanker, the largest of its kind built in Vietnam so far.
The Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company has signed with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) a contract under which the US firm will supervise the shipyard's building process of three oil tankers.

In science:

Farsi, K -theoretical index theorems for orbifolds, Quat. J.
Generalized orbifold Euler characteristics for general orbifolds and wreath products
Gen er ally, the ac cu racy of the HBIM de pends on the ad e quate choice of the ap prox i mat ing func tions and the lit er a ture pro vided many ex am ples of suc cess ful so lu tions [3-10].
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
Then, the func tion Ds(T, Tx) has to be min i mized through an ad e quate choice of the ex po nent n.
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
Garside, The braid groups and other groups, Quat. J.
Centralizer of Braids and Fibonacci Numbers
This kernel defines a random field on the unit disc of real quate rnions with the background measure dµ (z ) = π−2 dm (z ) , where dm (z ) is the Lebesgue measure.
On quaternion determinantal point fields