quid

Definitions

  • I 'EARD THE GUVNOR SAY THERE WAS THREE 'UNDRED QUID REFUSED FOR 'IM BEFORE THE WAR. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT
    I 'EARD THE GUVNOR SAY THERE WAS THREE 'UNDRED QUID REFUSED FOR 'IM BEFORE THE WAR. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quid a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    • n quid something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
    • n quid the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

"Quid times? Cæsarem vehis." "Quid times? Cæsarem vehis."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Andes, time is sometimes measured by how long it takes to chew a quid of coca leaf.
    • n Quid A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco.
    • n Quid kwĭd An English coin, a sovereign. "They invited him to come to-morrow, . . . and bring half a quid with him."
    • v. t Quid (Man) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quid A cnd.
    • n quid A portion suitable to be chewed; specifically, a piece of tobacco chewed and rolled about in the mouth.
    • quid To drop partly masticated food from the mouth: said of horses.
    • n quid What; nature; substance.
    • n quid Something: used chiefly in the phrase tertium quid (see below). See predication.
    • n quid A sovereign (£1).
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quid kwid what, substance: something
    • n Quid kwid something chewed or kept in the mouth, esp. a piece of tobacco.
    • n Quid kwid (slang) a sovereign.
    • ***

Idioms

Quids in - (UK) If somebody is quids in, they stand to make a lot of money from something.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Cud

Usage

In literature:

No man can devote himself to the pipe, the quid, or the snuff-box, without certain injury to his health and constitution.
"A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco" by Orin Fowler
To blow a cloud, or take a quid.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
As he sprang, he shifted his tobacco quid from one cheek to the other.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
And if you stick to me and help to pull me through, it's a hundred quid for you.
"Tessa" by Louis Becke
All attempts to relieve him proved unavailing, until he was persuaded to dispense with his quid.
"A Dissertation on the Medical Properties and Injurious Effects of the Habitual Use of Tobacco" by A. McAllister
The Confederate sharpshooter was silent for an instant, and shifted an immense quid of plug tobacco from one cheek to the other.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
Make it two quid an' I'll send you a lot of kurios.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Now, here's the two quid.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
Half-a-quid on it every time against any gent as chooses to back his fancy!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914" by Various
He even went so far as to dispense with his quid.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
***

In poetry:

We adabeer an' didagit;
An' I've dunnin the Quid.
Ewuza tofter giime it.
I wunnerwye edid?
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis
"A quid's orright," sizzi, "but still
I dunnowota think."
"Don't chewitover now," sizzee,
"But cumanavadrink.'
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis
He fined us he did, for each one paid a quid
And the Judge said, "I'll soon stop your row."
But it's cured me of dancing with policemen
Only sailors and chorus boys now.
"The Club Raid" by Billy Bennett
So today, when this cove puts the 'ard word on me,
I tells 'im straight out I'm 'is friend,
An' I'm goin' to 'elp 'im from sheer sympathy
With a few quid I'm goin' to lend.
"Fiduciary Friendship" by C J Dennis
But the fellow said, 'Nay, 'twere a big fiery dragon,
'Twere belchin' out fire as it run!'
And Uncle George said 'I could do with a dragon
With coal now at two quid a ton.'
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
"More visitors!" growled old man Pike. "Another city push.
I'll bet a quid they ask us why we 'spoil the lovely bush."
I hardly heard him saying it, for like a fool I stand,
My eyes full of the vision an' a batten in my hand.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

Every dog haggis day Take a right quid-willie waught at Burns Night at the Pelican.
Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race are running television ads, with one of them alleging a quid-pro-quo in the state Legislature.
There is always quid pro quo happening here at work because no one does something for nothing.
Matheson Quid Pro Quo Charge "Very Silly".
Quid Pro Life Inconsistent consistencies.
Mayor accused of election quid pro quo.
Quid Pro Quo From Developers.
UAW-Maroun quid pro quo could backfire.
What will be the quid pro quo .
Nassau GOP Calls Dem's ' Quid Pro Quo ' Illegal.
Libous Denies " Quid Pro Quo " With Westchester Law Firm.
Mayor accused of election quid pro quo .
Johnny Quid (Toby Kebbell) aims to get his points across in Guy Ritchie's action comedy "RocknRolla".
UAW-Moroun quid pro quo could backfire .
Of course, quid-pro-quo agreements of bills/ overrides for endorsement are illegal, and thus never take place in Albany.
***

In science:

It is these spontaneous fluxes that are most often measured for S QUID microscope based pairing symmetry tests.
Probing the order parameter symmetry in the cuprate high temperature superconductors by SQUID microscopy
Source: The stock price index is taken from Quid (1997).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
This requires the temporal variations of the quiding center coordinates.
Quasilinear Drift Of Cosmic Rays In Weak Turbulent Electromagnetic Fields
Omnes enim causae effectuum naturalium habent dari per lineas, angulos et figuras. Aliter enim impossibile est sciri "propter quid" in illis.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
It the De Iride , we found the quid (interrogative pronoun ), what, that is the effect, or the phenomenon, the physics needs to describe, and the propter quid, because of what, which is instead an answer given by the research, on the causes of the phenomenon.
Reflection and refraction in Robert Grosseteste's De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris
***