Quad meaning

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Short for quadrilateral.
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Something having four identifiable or prominent parts or members.
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To fill out (a line) by means of quads.
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Quadraphonic.
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A quadrangle.

Cadets forming up in the barracks quad.

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Quadruple.
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Something capable of carrying or moving four people or things, as a chairlift.
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A quadruplet.
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A quadriceps muscle.

Stretched her quads before sprinting.

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Quadrangle (of a college)
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A piece of type metal lower than the face of the type, used for spacing, to fill blank lines, etc.
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Quadrangle.
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Quadrant.
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Quadruplicate.
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The definition of a quad, short for quadrangle, is a large open area where people can gather, surrounded on four sides by buildings.

An example of a quad is a courtyard in a school.

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A unit of energy equal to one quadrillion Btu.
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A quadriceps muscle.
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(informal) A quadrangle (courtyard).
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(informal) A quadruplet (infant).
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(informal) A quadriceps muscle.
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Four shots of espresso.
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A quad bike.
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(chess) A kind of round robin tournament between four players, where each participant plays every other participant once.
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(Mormonism) The Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price bound in a single volume.
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Having four shots of espresso.
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(poker slang) Of or relating to quads.
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(letterpress typography) A blank metal block used to fill short lines of type.
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(printing slang) A joke used to fill long days of setting type.
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(typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting) A keyboard command which aligns text with the left or right margin, or centred between them. In combination, as quad left, quad right, or quad centre.
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(letterpress typography, intransitive) To fill spaces in a line of type with quads. Also quad out.
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(typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting, intransitive) To align text with the left or right margin, or centre it.
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Involving four elements.
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Origin of quad

  • 1785 Quads. pl, 1847 quads, verb 1876. From the abbreviation quad., for obsolete quadrat. Keyboard command is named for the verb sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • Reduced form of quadri-.

    From Wiktionary