Definitions for quadrateˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; -reɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quad•rateˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; -reɪt(adj., n.; v.; adj.; n.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. (adj.)square or rectangular.

    Category: Math

  2. (of a heraldic cross) having a square at the juncture of the limbs.

    Category: Heraldry

  3. (n.)a square.

    Category: Math

  4. something square or rectangular.

  5. a bony or cartilaginous structure on each side of the skull in fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, to which the lower jaw is attached.

    Category: Zoology

  6. (v.t.)to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.

  7. (v.i.)to agree; conform.

Origin of quadrate:

1350–1400; < L quadrātus, ptp. of quadrāre to make square, der. of quadrum square; cf. quadri -

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadrate(noun)

    a cubelike object

  2. quadrate(adj)

    a square-shaped object

  3. quadrate(adj)

    having four sides and four angles

Wiktionary

  1. quadrate(Noun)

    A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.

  2. quadrate(Noun)

    An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90u00B0, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.

  3. quadrate(Noun)

    The quadrate bone.

  4. quadrate(Verb)

    To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.

  5. quadrate(Verb)

    To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.

  6. quadrate(Verb)

    To square (in various senses).

  7. quadrate(Adjective)

    Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.

  8. quadrate(Adjective)

    Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.

  9. quadrate(Adjective)

    Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.

  10. quadrate(Adjective)

    Squared; suited; correspondent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadrate(adj)

    having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square

  2. Quadrate(adj)

    produced by multiplying a number by itself; square

  3. Quadrate(adj)

    square; even; balanced; equal; exact

  4. Quadrate(adj)

    squared; suited; correspondent

  5. Quadrate(adj)

    a plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square

  6. Quadrate(adj)

    an aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90¡, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.

  7. Quadrate(adj)

    the quadrate bone

  8. Quadrate(adj)

    to square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by with

  9. Quadrate(verb)

    to adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing

Freebase

  1. Quadrate

    In heraldry, an ordinary is described as quadrate when it has a square central boss. ⁕ Shield of Durham University: Argent, a cross paty quadrate gules; on a canton azure a chevron or between three lions rampant argent. ⁕ Banner of the Burgh of Markinch, Scotland: Gules, on a cross nowy quadrate argent a cock gules. ⁕ Gules, a cross paty quadrate or, charged with five mullets of six points gules: a chief arched ermine charged with two Cornish choughs proper - Vickers, England Only certain ordinaries are usually shown quadrate: the cross, the pale, and the fess – but not, for example, a bordure or chevron. A saltire quadrate has the square oblique: ⁕ Arms of North West Province, South Africa: Per saltire gules and azure, a saltire quadrate vert, fimbriated argent ...

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