Commentary: caliber, calibre - references the measure of goodness; a degree or grade of excellence or worth
The quality of students has risen.
An executive of low quality has been fired from the firm.
Sugar is often used to try to compensate for chocolate of low quality.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: property - an essential and distinguishing attribute or property of something or someone
"The quality of mercy is not strained." - Shakespeare
Honesty is a noble quality to possess.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: character, lineament - a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
Each town has a quality all its own.
The radical quality of our demands.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: timbre, timber, tone - the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or musical sound)
The quality of her soprano was rich and lovely.
The muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: high school status
A man of quality...
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5