the quality meaning

  • NounPREthe-SUF-ality
    1. (Britain, idiomatic, archaic) The upper class, the high society, the gentry; the people of quality.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The waterboard argued that the quality of the water was good [ …]
        • The ‘better sort’ might communicate on a separate day; and in some parishes even the quality of the communion wine varied with the social quality of the recipients.
        • I'm not satisfied with the quality of the food here.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.
        • The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. – Sun Tzu

    Meaning of the quality for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "the quality" is a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
      Definiteness: Level 4
      Definite    ➨     Versatile

      Other Vocabulary

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