Winning Words of the Scripps Spelling Bee


(in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.
Origin of q.s.1
< Latin quantum sufficit


quarter section

noun, Western U.S.
(in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres.
Abbreviation: q.s.
1795-1805, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for q.s

quarter section

(US & Canadian) a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
q.s in Medicine

q.s. abbr.

  1. Latin quantum satis (as much as is enough)

  2. quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for q.s


Latin quantum sufficit (as much as suffices)
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for q.s.

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for q

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with q.s

Nearby words for q.s