part of speech: noun

Sentence from text: The boss is worried about quantity as well as quality.

Definition 1a: an indefinite amount or number b: a determinate or estimated amount c: total amount or number d: a considerable amount or number —often used in plural generous quantities of luck— H. E. Putsch 2a: the aspect in which a thing is measurable in terms of greater, less, or equal or of increasing or decreasing magnitude b: the subject of a mathematical operation c: an individual considered with respect to a given situation an unknown quantity … as attorney general— Tom Wicker 3a: duration and intensity of speech sounds as distinct from their individual quality or phonemic character specifically : the relative length or brevity of a prosodic syllable in some languages (such as Greek and Latin) b: the relative duration or time length of a speech sound or sound sequence 4: the character of a logical proposition as being universal, particular, or singular

Synonyms: abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard

Antyonyms: ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

Other forms of word: quantities

My sentence: The wine is made in small quantities

My sketch: Barrel with foot balls

First known use: 14th century

History and Etymology: Middle English quantite, from Anglo-French quantité, from Latin quantitat-, quantitas, from quantus how much, how large; akin to Latin quam how, as, quando when, qui who