What is Quite ?

Quite is (adv) 1. to some degree It’s quite a long play. She’s quite a good writer. The book is quite amusing but I liked the TV play better. Synonym fairly 2. completely You’re quite mad to go walking in a snowstorm. He’s quite right. I don’t quite understand why you want to go China. not quite not completely The work is not quite finished yet. Have you eaten all the bread? Not quite. 3. quite a few, quite a lot several, many Quite a few people on the boat were sick. Quite a lot of staff come to work by car.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level