Quadrate meaning

kwŏdrāt, -rĭt
A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
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Of or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.
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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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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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To square; agree (with)
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To make square; make (something) conform.
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A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
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Relating to or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.
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Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
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Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
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(archaic) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
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(archaic) Squared; suited; correspondent.
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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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(anatomy) The quadrate bone.
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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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(archaic, intransitive) To square.

Quadrating the circle.

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(archaic) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond (with).

Not quadrating with American ideas of right, justice and reason.

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Origin of quadrate

  • 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

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary