Definitions of quality

  1. a degree or grade of excellence or worth; " the quality of students has risen"; " an executive of low caliber"
  2. 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"
  3. The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
  4. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
  5. An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
  6. Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.
  7. That which belongs to a thing and makes it what it is and different from other things; nature; kind; as, the qualities of cloth or iron; relative goodness; as, goods of high quality; trait or characteristic; as, generosity is one of his many fine qualities; special virtue; as, the healing quality of an ointment; rank; high birth; as, a lady of quality; distinctive tone; as, a voice of carrying quality.
  8. That which makes a thing what it is: property: peculiar power: acquisition: character: rank: superior birth or character.
  9. Property; characteristic; rank.
  10. Essential property; characteristic.
  11. Degree of goodness.
  12. Capacity.
  13. Property; nature, relatively considered; virtue or particular power; disposition; temper; virtue or vice; acquirement; accomplishment; character; comparative rank; superior rank; persons of high rank collectively.
  14. That which belongs to a body or substance; the power or property of producing certain effects; disposition; temper; virtue or vice; acquirement; condition in relation to others; superior rank or distinction; persons of high rank taken collectively.
  15. of high social status; " people of quality"; " a quality family"
  16. an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; " the quality of mercy is not strained"-- Shakespeare