an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
"the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
quality, caliber, calibre(noun)
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
"the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
quality, character, lineament(noun)
a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
"each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
fibre, grapheme, type, feature, character reference, caliber, graphic symbol, lineament, fiber, role, fictional character, fictitious character, timber, case, part, persona, reference, character, theatrical role, tone, eccentric, timbre, calibre
timbre, timber, quality, tone(noun)
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
"the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
note, shade, smell, tone of voice, caliber, tonicity, lineament, feel, feeling, flavor, timber, look, tint, lumber, tonus, flavour, spirit, whole step, tincture, timberland, pure tone, step, forest, whole tone, character, tone, woodland, timbre, calibre, musical note
high social status
"a man of quality"
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
of high social status
"people of quality"; "a quality family"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A quality (Latin qualis, such) — the "suchness" of anything, according to the German idiom — denotes what a thing really is in some one respect; an attribute is what we conceive a thing to be in some one respect; thus, while attribute may, quality must, express something of the real nature of that to which it is ascribed; we speak of the attributes of God, the qualities of matter. "Originally 'the attributes of God' was preferred, probably, because men assumed no knowledge of the actual qualities of the Deity, but only of those more or less fitly attributed to him."
J. A. H. Murray. [ Murray's"New English Dictionary"] Holiness is an attribute of God; the attributes of many heathen deities have been only the qualities of wicked men joined to superhuman power. A property (Latin proprius, one's own) is what belongs especially to one thing as its own peculiar possession, in distinction from all other things; when we speak of the qualities or the properties of matter, quality is the more general, property the more limited term. A quality is inherent; a property may be transient; physicists now, however, prefer to term those qualities manifested by all bodies (such as impenetrability, extension, etc.), general properties of matter, while those peculiar to certain substances or to certain states of those substances (as fluidity, malleability, etc.) are termed specific properties; in this wider use of the word property, it becomes strictly synonymous with quality. Compare CHARACTERISTIC; EMBLEM.
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How to use quality in a sentence?
The quality of building has changed significantly ... If there was equipment we would be able to build faster and better. But these are war conditions.
The American players are getting better, the standard overall here is getting better every year and the players from Europe will have better quality, we already see the big names coming like Kaka and I think others, who are still at the top of their games, will come to Major League Soccer. It will make a difference.
Inspection is not 'a gust of wind' ... It will become a long-term mechanism to help local authorities to improve environmental quality.
American Bridge was definitely lacking, from a public health standpoint, what's really concerning is that they did not address the drinking water quality.
You’re going to see a difference in the amount of care and the quality of care when you have a good nursing environment.
Translations for quality
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- نوعية, جودةArabic
- qualitat, qualityCatalan, Valencian
- jakost, kvalita, kvalitní, vlastnostCzech
- Qualität, hochwertig, erstklassig, Eigenschaft, hochklassigGerman
- καλοφτιαγμένος, ποιοτικός, ποιότηταGreek
- eco, kvalitoEsperanto
- cualidad, calidadSpanish
- کسر وزنی بخار در مخلوط بخار-مایع, چونی, کیفیتPersian
- laadukas, höyrypitoisuus, hyvälaatuinen, ominaispiirre, laadukkuus, sääty, ominaisuus, laatuFinnish
- aitreabúid, dúchas, ardchaighdeáinIrish
- סגולה, איכותי, תכונה, איכותHebrew
- tulajdonság, minőségi, sajátság, minőségHungarian
- kualitas, berkualitasIndonesian
- 品質, 性質, 良質, 品質の良い, 品Japanese
- ხარისხი, თვისებაGeorgian
- 품질, 特質, 質, 특질, 질, 品質Korean
- kalîte, çawanî, چۆنیی, چۆنێتییKurdish
- квалитетен, квалитет, особина, одликаMacedonian
- kualiti, mutuMalay
- hoedanigheid, kwaliteit, eigenschap, klasseDutch
- cecha, przymiot, jakośćPolish
- qualidade, alta classe, de qualidadePortuguese
- знатность, первоклассный, уровень, положение, качественный, качество, доброкачественный, высококачественный, надёжностьRussian
- hög, kvalitet, kvalité, egenskap, stånd, rangSwedish
- నాణ్యత, గుణం, లక్షణంTelugu
- nitelik, kaliteTurkish
- надійність, якість, якіснийUkrainian
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