Having a handy list of Christmas words that begin with the letter Q, along with their definitions, helps prepare you for when your kids are ready to learn and have some creative holiday fun. Knowing the different words, their meanings, and how they relate to Christmas can help teach kids about the holiday and improve their vocabulary skills.
List of Christmas Words That Start With Q
Here’s a list of Christmas words that start with the letter Q, including their meanings:
The standard is used when comparing something to items of a similar kind.
Example: When dad goes shopping for Christmas, he always looks for quality in the gifts he chooses, which is only why he buys one or two gifts for us.
A number is calculated from a measurement or amount of a particular thing.
Example: Unlike dad, when mom goes shopping for Christmas, she loves to buy a large quantity of gifts for everyone in the family.
The act of making little to no noise.
Example: During Midnight Mass, mom asked us to be as quiet as possible, but the excitement of Christmas made it impossible for us to sit still.
A padded bed covering made with layers of fabric, usually handcrafted, such as a Christmas quilt, is themed around the holiday and given as a gift or used during this period.
Example: For Christmas, my mom made me a quilt using all of my old T-shirts from when I was a child.
To stop doing something, such as leaving a job or stopping a project.
Example: The Christmas holiday season was so crazy it almost made me want to quit my job working at the mall.
Quince is an Asian fruit that is often used for making pies during special holidays, such as Christmas.
Example: I am not sure if I will like it, but I am willing to try mom’s quince pie she made for Christmas dessert.
A small short-tailed bird with brown camouflaged plumage often roasted and served as an alternative to turkey.
Example: I don’t know what mom thought when she decided to serve roasted quail for Christmas dinner. All I know is I will skip that and fill up on all the side dishes.
Something that is attractive, charming, and old-fashioned.
Example: The antique shop downtown is very quaint, but it has some of the best Christmas decorations available.
The female ruler or leader of an independent state/country that often inherits the position by birth, or someone who is acting unpleasantly and superior toward others. Also, a piece on a chess board that is the most powerful piece capable of moving in any amount of unobstructed directions on the chess board.
Example: One of my favorite things about Christmas is Queen Elizabeth’s, which she delivered every year of her reign except in 1969.
A long journey in search of something, or the act of searching for something.
Example: Every year, my brother goes on a quest to find where mom hides the Christmas presents, and he fails to discover the location every year.
Feathers are found on a bird’s main wing or tail or the hollow sharp spines of a porcupine.
Example: My cousin loves to write, so we purchased her an old-fashioned quill and ink set for her Christmas present.
A unit used for measuring liquids equal to one-quarter of a gallon or two pints in the US.
Example: I knew I should have bought more than one quart of eggnog for Christmas when my brother opened the container and drank straight out of it.
To a certain or relatively certain degree, or being sure.
Example: My brother was quite sure that my parents were Santa, but he didn’t want to spoil the surprise for the rest of our siblings.
To do something in a manner where you do not make any sound.
Example: When my parents put the presents under the Christmas tree, they did it as quietly as they could until dad dropped my brother’s gift and the toy robot started talking.
One of four equal parts of something, or a coin that equals one-fourth of a dollar.
Example: Dad loves watching football on Christmas Day, and after the first quarter, he has a tradition of running outside and getting snowballs to throw at everyone in the house.
The ability of moving fast or doing something in a short time.
Example: Santa’s reindeer are very quick, and if you blink your eyes, you will miss them flying overhead in the Christmas night sky.
A question typically addressed to an official or organization.
Example: My little sister thought she was so cute when she said she had a query for Santa and then ended up asking him what his favorite cookie was.
A sentence that is worded in a manner that asks for specific information.
Example: Dad always creates a list of questions he wants us to ask mom, so he can find out what she wants for Christmas.
The quality of having the experience of capabilities to do something or being suitable for a job or activity.
Example: I love to joke around and build things, which is a suitable qualification for me to become one of Santa’s elves.
A set of printed questions with a choice of answers that is often devised to help gather information or conduct a statistical survey.
Example: The mall sent out a questionnaire to determine how busy it might get on Black Friday as everyone started shopping for the Christmas season.
Something that is doubtful about the truth, or someone who is not completely honest.
Example: Though my aunt spent all day cooking Christmas dinner, the figgy pudding looked questionable, but dad said it was terrific.
The act of moving fast or completing something in a short amount of time.
Example: The minute my mom said we could open our Christmas presents, my brother quickly opened his being the first to have all his presents opened.
Dividing something into four equal parts or being stationed or lodged in a specific location.
Example: Mom needed dad’s help in the kitchen as she worked to get the chicken quartered in preparation for Christmas dinner.
The act of trembling or shaking with a slight, rapid movement.
Example: I was so excited to meet Santa Claus that my entire body was quivering, or maybe it was because it was so cold outside.
Each of the four quarters of a circle or an instrument is used to take angular measurements.
Example: My brother handed out our Christmas presents, putting everyone in their quadrant of the room so we could still see each other as we opened them.
A group of four people who play music or sing together, or a set of four things or people.
Example: This year, the company’s Christmas party has a string quartet playing holiday music in the background.
A hard colorless or white mineral made of silicon dioxide that is often found in igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
Example: Though the stone in the necklace I received for Christmas was quartz, it looked as beautiful and sparkly as diamonds.