Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?South.
Syn. To leave; relinquish; resign; abandon; forsake; surrender; discharge; requite. Quit, Leave. Leave
is a general term, signifying merely an act of departure; quit implies a going without intention of return, a
final and absolute abandonment.
(Quit), v. i. To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
1. (Bot.) Same as Quitch grass.
2. Figuratively: A vice; a taint; an evil.
To pick the vicious quitchTennyson.
Of blood and custom wholly out of him.
(Quitch" grass`) [Properly quick grass, being probably so called from its vigorous growth,
or from its tenacity of life. See Quick, and cf. Couch grass.] (Bot.) A perennial grass (Agropyrum
repens) having long running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously, and so becomes
a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass, quack grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See Illustration
(Quit"claim`) n. [Quit, a. + claim.] (Law) A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of
release; an instrument by which some right, title, interest, or claim, which one person has, or is supposed
to have, in or to an estate held by himself or another, is released or relinquished, the grantor generally
covenanting only against persons who claim under himself.
(Quit"claim`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quitclaimed (-klamd`); p. pr. & vb. n. Quitclaiming.] (Law)
To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against
adverse and paramount titles.
(Quite) v. t. & i. See Quit. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Quite) adv. [F. quitte discharged, free, clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See Quit,
1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to
be quite mistaken.
Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will.Milton.
The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles.Spectator.