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From Middle English queme, from Old English cweme, Old English cwēme (pleasant, agreeable, acceptable).


queme (comparative more queme, superlative most queme)

  1. pleasant, pleasing
    I'd like to querken your quiddles on the quizzities of the letter Q because they aren't queme ...Roads to Quoz, WSJ
  2. agreeable
  3. acceptable

Derived terms[edit]


queme (plural quemes)

  1. Alternative form of queem


queme (third-person singular simple present quemes, present participle queming, simple past and past participle quemed)

  1. Alternative form of queem
    • c. 1385, Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, Book V:
      My fader nyl for no thyng do me grace / To gon aȝeyn, for naught I kan hym queme [...].
    • 1801, George Ellis, Specimens of the early English poets:
      Of body she was right avenant, Of fair colour, with sweet semblant. Her attire full well it seem'd, Marvellich the king she quemed.
    • 1892, Francis Saultis, Dreams After Sunset:
      On fair Corea's shellèd stream, My fancy floats without restraint; Pagodas, wrought in porcelain, teem On every side, of fabric quaint. While genii pleased my sense to queme, the blue-foamed Yang-ste-Kiang, faint Before my gaze depict in dream, Ebbing its ripples with my plaint.
    • 1906, William Henry Schofield, English Literature:
      Nothing Jesus Christ more quemeth (pleaseth) Than love in wedlock where men it yemeth (keepeth);




  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of quemar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of quemar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of quemar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of quemar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of quemar.


queme m

  1. burnout (psychology and ergonomics)