See also: Quant and quant'

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

quant (plural quants)

 
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  1. (finance) A quantitative analyst.
    • 2014 January 30, Simon Roberts Was Here (The Crazy Ones), episode 15:
      Judy Mills: Oh, and I was very excited to hear about your agency's new emphasis on hard numbers and data.
      Simon: Excuse me?
      Judy Mills: Yeah, I heard you hired a quant.
  2. Short for quantity.
  3. Short for quantifier.

AdjectiveEdit

quant (not comparable)

  1. Short for quantifiable.
  2. Short for quantitative.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Of uncertain origin. A borrowing from Latin contus (long pole) has been suggested, but the -a- is problematic.

NounEdit

quant (plural quants)

  1. A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.
  2. A vertical shaft used to drive a millstone.

VerbEdit

quant (third-person singular simple present quants, present participle quanting, simple past and past participle quanted)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To propel using a quant.
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AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan can, from Latin quantus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quant (feminine quanta, masculine plural quants, feminine plural quantes)

  1. (interrogative) how many; how much
  2. (with the definite article) quite a bit; quite a few (considerably)
    • 2019 August 12, Josep Maria Ganyet, “L’ordinador i la calma”, in La Vanguardia[1]:
      Per entendre de què estem parlant hem de fer una passa enrere... d’uns quants milions d’anys.
      To understand what we're talking about, we have to take a step back... of quite a few million years.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quantum.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

quant

  1. Only used in quant à

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quantus.

AdjectiveEdit

quant m (feminine singular quante, masculine plural quants, feminine plural quantes)

  1. how many; how much
    • 15th century, Rustichello da Pisa (original author), Mazarine Master (scribe), The Travels of Marco Polo, page 6, line 8:
      Quant ils orent chevauchier ne sçay quantes iournees
      When they had ridden for I don't know how many days
      (please note, the first word 'quant' corresponds to etymology 2 below)

ReferencesEdit

  • quant on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French quant, from Latin quando, see quand.

AdverbEdit

quant

  1. Alternative form of quand

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan can, from Latin quantus.

AdjectiveEdit

quant m (feminine singular quanta, masculine plural quants, feminine plural quantas)

  1. (interrogative) how many; how much

AdverbEdit

quant

  1. (interrogative) how many; how much

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quandō.

ConjunctionEdit

quant

  1. when

AdverbEdit

quant

  1. (interrogative) when

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: quand, quant