### What does **quadrate** mean?

# Definitions for quadrate

ˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; -reɪtquadrate

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### Princeton's WordNet

quadratenoun

a cubelike object

quadrateadjective

a square-shaped object

quadrateadjective

having four sides and four angles

### Wiktionary

quadratenoun

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

quadratenoun

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

quadratenoun

The quadrate bone.

quadrateverb

To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.

quadrateverb

To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.

quadrateverb

To square (in various senses).

quadrateadjective

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

quadrateadjective

Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.

quadrateadjective

Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.

quadrateadjective

Squared; suited; correspondent.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Quadrateadjective

**Etymology:**quadratus, Latin.The number of ten hath been extolled, as containing even, odd, long and plain,

*quadrate*and cubical numbers.*Brown.*Some tell us, that the years Moses speaks of were somewhat above the monthly year, containing in them thirty-six days, which is a number

*quadrate.**George Hakewill, on Providence.*The word consumption, being applicable to a proper or improper consumption, requires a generical description,

*quadrate*to both.*Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.*Quadratenoun

And ’twixt them both a

*quadrate*was the base,

Proportion’d equally by seven and nine;

Nine was the circle set in heaven’s place,

All which compacted, made a goodly diapase.*Fa. Queen.*Whether the exact

*quadrate*or the long square be the better, is not well determined; I prefer the latter, provided the length do not exceed the latitude above one third part.*Henry Wotton.*The powers militant

That stood for heav’n, in mighty*quadrate*join’d

Of union irresistible, mov’d on

In silence their bright legions.*John Milton.*To our finite understanding a

*quadrate,*whose diagonal is commensurate to one of the sides, is a plain contradiction.*Henry More, Divine Dialogues.*To Quadrateverb

To suit; to be accommodated.

**Etymology:**quadro, Lat. quadrer, Fr.Aristotle ’s rules for Epick poetry, which he had drawn from his reflections upon , cannot be supposed to

*quadrate*exactly with the heroick poems, which have been made since his time; as it is plain, his rules would have been still more perfect, could he have perused the Æneid.*Addison.*

### ChatGPT

quadrate

Quadrate is a term with different definitions depending on the context. In zoology, it refers to a bone found in the jaws of most reptiles, birds, and some mammals. In geometry, it is used to describe a square or rectangular shape, and in general, it's used as an adjective to describe something as being square or rectangular in shape. In verb form, it means to make or become square, or to conform to or match something.

### Webster Dictionary

Quadrateadjective

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

Quadrateadjective

produced by multiplying a number by itself; square

Quadrateadjective

square; even; balanced; equal; exact

Quadrateadjective

squared; suited; correspondent

Quadrateadjective

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

Quadrateadjective

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.

Quadrateadjective

the quadrate bone

Quadrateadjective

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

Quadrateverb

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

**Etymology:**[See Quadrate, a.]

### Wikidata

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 ...

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Quadrate

kwod′rāt,

*adj.*squared: having four equal sides and four right angles: divisible into four equal parts: (*fig.*) balanced: exact: suited.—*n.*a square or quadrate figure: the quadrate bone, that between the lower jaw and the cranium in birds and reptiles, suspending the lower jaw.—*v.i.*to square or agree with: to correspond.—*adj.***Quadrat′ic**, pertaining to, containing, or denoting a square.—*n.*(*alg.*) an equation in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is the second: an old instrument for measuring latitudes: (*pl.*) that branch of algebra which treats of quadratic equations.—*adj.***Quadratif′erous**, having a distinct quadrate bone.—*ns.***Quadrā′trix**, a curve by which may be found straight lines equal to the circumference of circles or other curves;**Quad′rāture**, a squaring: (*geom.*) the finding, exactly or approximately, of a square that shall be equal to a given figure of some other shape: the position of a heavenly body when 90° distant from another: (*Milt.*) a square space;**Quadrā′tus**, the*quadratus femoris*, or square muscle of the femur in man, the*quadratus lumborum*, that of the loins, the*depressor labii inferioris*, that of the chin, which draws down the upper lip.—**Quadrature of the circle**, the problem of squaring the circle, insoluble both by the arithmetical and the geometrical method.—**Method of quadratures**, the name applied to any arithmetical method of determining the area of a curve. [O. Fr.*quadrat*—L.*quadratus*, pa.p. of*quadrāre*, to square—*quatuor*, four.]

### Entomology

Quadrate

square or nearly so.

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Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of quadrate in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of quadrate in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**6**

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