What does quadruped mean?

Definitions for quadrupedˈkwɒd rʊˌpɛd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quadruped.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadruped(adj)

    an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking

  2. quadrupedal, quadruped, four-footed(adj)

    having four feet


  1. quadruped(Noun)

    a four-footed or four-legged animal

  2. quadruped(Noun)

    a mammal ambulating on all fours

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadruped(adj)

    having four feet

  2. Quadruped(noun)

    an animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals

  3. Origin: [L. quadrupes, -pedis; quattuor four + pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. quadrupde. See Quadrate, and Foot.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quadruped

    kwod′rōō-ped, n. a four-footed animal.—adjs. Quad′ruped, -al, having four feet.—n. Quad′rupedism, the state of being a quadruped. [L. quatuor, four, pes, pedis, a foot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadruped in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadruped in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Robert Darwin:

    Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.

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