Definition of "quiz" []

  • To question closely or repeatedly; interrogate. (verb-transitive)
  • To test the knowledge of by posing questions. See Synonyms at ask. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To poke fun at; mock. (verb-transitive)
  • A questioning or an inquiry. (noun)
  • A short oral or written test. (noun)
  • An entertainment in which the general or specific knowledge of the players is tested by a series of questions, esp as a radio or television programme (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any set of quick questions designed to test knowledge (noun)
  • An investigation by close questioning; interrogation (noun)
  • A practical joke; hoax (noun)
  • A puzzling or eccentric individual (noun)
  • A person who habitually looks quizzically at others, esp through a small monocle (noun)
  • To investigate by close questioning; interrogate (verb)
  • To test or examine the knowledge of (a student or class) (verb)
  • To look quizzically at, esp through a small monocle (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quiz" in a sentence
  • "He said, It is believed by many that the word quiz was made up in 1791 by a Dublin theater manager named Daly."
  • "It seems like much of the quiz is about being ashamed of being online."
  • "Part of the quiz is online and you can take it for yourself right here and see how you compare with Americans who took the quiz by gender, religious belief and education."