Meaning of QUALITY in English


n. Function: noun

1 something inherent and distinctive FF1C; learned the special qualities of the native herbs FF1E;

Synonyms: affection, attribute, character, characteristic, feature, mark, peculiarity, property, savor, trait, virtue; compare CHARACTERISTIC 1

Related Words: individuality; affirmation, predication; element, factor, parameter

2 a usually high level of merit or superiority FF1C; merchandise of quality FF1E;

Synonyms: caliber, merit, stature, value, virtue, worth

Related Words: arete, excellence, excellency, perfection, superbness, superiority

Contrasted Words: inferiority, meanness, mediocrity, poorness; inadequacy; deficiency

3 degree of excellence FF1C; upgrading the quality of incoming students FF1E;

Synonyms: caliber, class, grade

Related Words: capacity, character, footing, place, position, rank, situation, standing, state, station, status


Synonyms: STATUS 1, capacity, character, footing, place, position, rank, standing, state, station


Synonyms: ARISTOCRACY , aristoi, blue blood, elite, flower, gentility, gentry, patriciate, society, upper class


Synonyms: EXCELLENCE , arete, excellency, merit, perfection, virtue

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.