This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search letter q 162 items found
quack, itinerant
mountebank (n.)
quack, medical
empiric (n.)
quake, cause to
quake (v.)
allay (v.)
qualities, distinguish
divide (v.)
qualities, endowed with good
qualified (adj.)
qualities, have
furnish (v.)
qualities, human
human-kindness (n.)
qualities, inherited
birthright (n.)
qualities, knightly
chivalry (n.)
qualities, mixture of
infusion (n.)
qualities, of surface
superficial (adj.)
qualities, personal
singularity (n.)
qualities, showing fine
virtuous (adj.)
qualities, soldierly
soldiership (n.)
qualities, with powerful
profound (adj.)
qualities, womanish
mother (n.)
quality, distinctive
lineament (n.)
quality, exceptional
rariety (n.)
quality, fine in
delicate (adj.)
quality, lack of
disparity (n.)
quality, miraculous
wonder (n.)
quality, not raised in
unimproved (adj.)
quality, of a
propertied (adj.)
quality, of finest
best-tempered (adj.)
quality, of high
true (adj.)
quality, of low
base (adj.)
quality, of such
qualified (adj.)
quality, passionless
coldness (n.)
quality, personal
belonging (n.)
quality, plebeian
baseness (n.)
quality, poor
meagre (adj.)
quality, proven
approof (n.)
quality, right
tempered (adj.)
quality, shining
shine (n.)
quality, something of inferior
second (n.)
quality, special
ornament (n.)
quality, striking
rarity (n.)
quality, test the
touch (v.)
qualms, have
respect (v.)
quantities, in large
gross, by / by the
quantity, extra
more (n.)
quantity, full
measure (n.)
quantity, lessen in
disquantity (v.)
quantity, limited
modicum (n.)
quantity, small
dram (n.),mess (n.)
quantity beyond compare
past-proportion (n.)
quarrel, noisy
brabble (n.)
quarrel, settle the
crow, pluck a
quarrelling, perpetually
still-discordant (adj.)
quarrelling, silly
pribbles and prabbles
quarrelling, start
quarrel at (v.)
quarrelsome person
squarer (n.)
quarry that has been killed
hunt (n.)
quarter [of the earth]
corner (n.)
quarter, keep fair
quarter (n.)
quarter of a crown
cardecue (n.)
quartered, be
lie (v.)
quarters, attack at close
lay aboard (v.)
quarters, belonging to
quartered (adj.)
quarters, cutting into
quartering (adj.)
quarters, divide into [on a flag or shield]
quarter (n.)
quarters, servants'
office (n.)
long-staff (n.)
queen, act as a
queen (v.)
queen, aspire to being
queen (v.)
queen, removed from the position of
unqueened (adj.)
quest, someone engaged in a
questant (n.),questrist (n.)
question, beyond
question, out of
question, no
remedy, no
question, not in
undoubted (adj.)
question carefully
sift (v.)
question systematically
catechize (v.)
questioned, impatient when
unquestionable (adj.)
questioning, find out by
sift (v.)
questions, ask
catechize (v.)
questions to be asked
questionable (adj.)
quibble about
balk, baulk (v.)
quick, to the
sense, to the
quick and ready
sharp-provided (adj.)
quick theft
snatch (n.)
quick to absorb
soaking (adj.)
apprehensive (adj.)
quickly, get done
dispatch, despatch (v.)
quickly, move
scour (v.)
quickly acting
rash (adj.)
quickly lit
rash (adj.)
quickly mobilized
instant (adj.)
quickly move off
drive (v.)
quickly needed
expeditious (adj.)
quickly remove
scour (v.)
quickly search through
skirr (v.)
quickly served repast
banquet, running
quickly vanishing
flighty (adj.)
wit (n.)
quickness of uptake
apprehension (n.)
swift-starting (adj.)
tinder-like (adj.)
hasty-witted (adj.)
pregnancy (n.)
quiet, keep
dun's the mouse
quiet, stay
pacify (v.)
quiet expectation, with
patiently (adv.)
quiet mind, of
patient (adj.)
quieten down
slack (v.)
mitigation (n.)
quietly by, gliding
stealing (adj.)
quietly moving
sly (adj.)
quietness of behaviour
stillness (n.)
quill, pen made from a goose
goosequill (n.)
quilted bed-covering
counterpoint (n.)
quilted furnishing
quilt (n.)
quite so
just (adv.)
quits, be
quit (v.)
quote scripture, ability to
iteration (n.)

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