Definitions

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  • n. Pleasure.
  • adj. pleasant, pleasing
  • adj. agreeable
  • adj. acceptable
  • v. To behave in a satisfying manner to (someone); to be pleasing to.
  • v. To become; come to be.
  • v. To fit.
  • v. To please; satisfy.
  • v. To suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To please.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pleasing; agreeable.
  • To become; suit; fit; satisfy; please.
  • To become; come to be.

Etymologies

From Middle English queme, from Old English cweme, Old English cwēme ("pleasant, agreeable, acceptable"), related to Old English cwemnes, Old English cwēmnes ("pleasure, satisfaction, mitigation") (Wiktionary)
From Middle English queme, from Old English cweme, Old English cwēme ("pleasant, agreeable, acceptable") (Wiktionary)
From Middle English quemen, from Old English cweman, Old English cwēman ("to gratify, please, satisfy, comply with, be obedient to, serve") Akin to Old English cuman, "to come". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'd like to querken your quiddles on the quizzities of the letter Q because they aren't queme and leave me quaddling and full of querimony.

    'Roads to Quoz'

  • Littlegame rumilie from Liffalidebankum, (Toobli-queme!) but a big corner fill you do in this unadulterated seat of our affections.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Ni tanto que queme al santo; ni tan poco que no lo alumbre.

    Refranes mexicanos

  • No queme los sacos de pesticidas para combustible.

    Chapter 19

  • Yo quise quemar este libro en presencia de su dueno, y esperandole un dia que me habia de venir a ver, supe que dos dias antes se habia ido a Avila, huyendo de la enfermedad de pintas que andaba entonces en Salamanca; y asi le queme aquella noche en mi celda en una chimenea que hay en ella.

    Fray Luis de Leon

  • That maketh his heires them that him queme, please him.

    England's Antiphon

  • Y decidí que lo mejor sería poner música para que nuestra audiencia se aleje un poco de la comida y queme calorías.

    News

  • Para que no me queme en las llamas, defiéndeme tú, Virgen santa, en el día del juicio.

    WN.com - Articles related to Freewheelin' Farms: Organic fresh produce delivered by bicycle and offered at Nourish in Santa Cruz

  • Reside en Villa reconciliación en la ciudad de Managua, sus hijos son mayores de edad, su negocio se ha incrementado con los fondos de crédito que Afodenic ha otorgado este es su séptimo crédito el cual va comprar materiales para reparar el sistema eléctrico de sus casa ya que le esta dando problema y quiere evitar que su casa se le queme.

    Kiva Loans

  • Here's a quorum of such quatches ripe for revival, ready for your quaintance: quaddle (grumble), quizzity (oddity), querken (stifle), quiddle (dawdle), querimony (complaint), queme (pleasant), quetch (go), queeve (twist in a road).

    'Roads to Quoz'

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  • Also spelled as queem.

    October 10, 2011

  • queme a pleasing word

    December 28, 2006