Quadrate Definition

kwŏdrāt, -rĭt
quadrated, quadrating
noun
A square or rectangle.
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A square or rectangular space, thing, etc.
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The quadrate bone.
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(geometry) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.

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(astrology) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.

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adjective
Square or nearly square; rectangular.
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Designating a bone or cartilage of the skull in birds, bony fishes, amphibians, and reptiles, to which the lower jaw is joined.
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(archaic) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
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(archaic) Squared; suited; correspondent.
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Synonyms:
square
verb
To make square; make (something) conform.
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To square; agree (with)
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(archaic) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.

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(archaic) To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.

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Origin of Quadrate

  • From Old French quadrat (“a square”), from Latin quadratus (“square”), past participle of quadrare (“to make four-cornered, square, put in order, intransitive be square”), from quadra (“a square”), later quadrus (“square”), from quattuor (“four”).

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  • Middle English quadrat something square from Latin quadrātum from neuter past participle of quadrāre to make square from quadrum square kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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