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Quat \Quat\, v. t. To satiate; to satisfy. [Prov. Eng.]


Quat \Quat\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

  1. A pustule. [Obs.]

  2. An annoying, worthless person.


n. 1 (context obsolete English) A pustule. 2 (context chemistry English) A quaternary ammonium cation. 3 (context obsolete English) An annoying, worthless person. vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To satiate. 2 (rfdef: English)


n. the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults" [syn: kat, khat, qat, cat, Arabian tea, African tea]


Quat may refer to:

  • Quat (surname), a Chinese surname
  • Quaternary ammonium cation, a class of chemical molecules
  • Quaternion, a non-commutative extension of the complex numbers
  • Quaternary_(disambiguation), referring to 4 parts, divisions, or sets.
  • Khat, an African plant whose leaves are chewed as a stimulant
  • Phan Huy Quát, former prime minister of South Vietnam

Usage examples of "quat".

In the Cutler theory, the Jerome Quats of the academic world were born to parents in the middling strata of American society who told them from as far back as they could remember that life was a Manichaean battlei.

Ther wat3 lokyng on lenthe the lude to beholde, For vch mon had meruayle quat hit mene my3t That a hathel and a horse my3t such a hwe lach, As growe grene as the gres and grener hit semed, Then grene aumayl on golde glowande bry3ter.

Praedictarum enim quat uor synodorum dogmata sicut sanctas Scripturas et regulas sicut leges observamus.

Five minutes, ten minutes, a quater of an hour went by, yet nothing came.

At a quater past ten when the body is discovered, the door is locked and the window is open.