queem

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English quemen "to please" from Old English cwēman "to gratify, satisfy, please" from Proto-Germanic *kwēmijaną (to please, be convenient, suit), from Proto-Germanic *kwemaną (to come), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem- (to go, come). Compare obsolete Swedish kväma, Danish kvemme. Related to come.

Verb[edit]

queem (third-person singular simple present queems, present participle queeming, simple past and past participle queemed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To be pleasing (to someone or something).
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To satisfy; to assuage.

Noun[edit]

queem (plural queems)

  1. (obsolete) Pleasure.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

queem

  1. close-fitting or well-fitting, snug

Adverb[edit]

queem

  1. exactly, neatly, snugly
  2. smoothly, pleasantly, without snags or hitches

Verb[edit]

queem

  1. to fit snugly, fall into place, coincide with
  2. to make something fit, fall into place.