Meaning of Q in English

I. ˈkyü noun

( plural q's or qs ˈkyüz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


a. : the 17th letter of the English alphabet

b. : a graphic representation of this letter

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic q

2. : a graphic device for reproducing the letter q

3. : one designated q especially as the 17th in order or class

4. : something shaped like the letter Q

II. abbreviation

1. quart

2. quartile

3. quarto

4. queen

5. query

6. question

7. quetzal

8. quire

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.