quad

1
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /

noun Informal.

a quadrangle, as on a college campus.

Origin of quad

1
First recorded in 1810–20; shortened form

Definition for quad (2 of 8)

quad2
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /
Printing.

noun

Also called quadrat. a piece of type metal of less height than the lettered types, serving to cause a blank in printed matter, used for spacing.

verb (used with object), quad·ded, quad·ding.

to space out (matter) by means of quads.

Origin of quad

2
First recorded in 1875–80; short for quadrat

OTHER WORDS FROM quad

un·quad·ded, adjective

Definition for quad (3 of 8)

quad3
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /

noun Informal.

a quadruplet.

Origin of quad

3
First recorded in 1895–1900; shortened form

Definition for quad (4 of 8)

quad4
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /
Informal.

adjective

noun

quadraphonic sound, or an electronic system for reproducing it: The recording sounded best in quad.

Origin of quad

4
by shortening

Definition for quad (5 of 8)

quad5
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /

adjective

designating or comprising four persons or things: rates for quad occupancy; a quad-level house.

noun

Informal. quadruple occupancy: Rates are based on quad.

Origin of quad

5
shortening of quadruple or words formed with quadri-

Definition for quad (6 of 8)

quad6
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /

noun Informal.

quadriplegic: a special ward for quads.

Origin of quad

6
by shortening

Definition for quad (7 of 8)

quads
[ kwodz ]
/ kwɒdz /

plural noun Informal.

quadriceps muscles.

Origin of quads

by shortening

Definition for quad (8 of 8)

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British Dictionary definitions for quad (1 of 6)

quad1
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for quad (2 of 6)

quad2
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

printing a block of type metal used for spacing

British Dictionary definitions for quad (3 of 6)

quad3
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

a variant spelling of quod

British Dictionary definitions for quad (4 of 6)

quad4
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for quad (5 of 6)

quad5
/ (kwɒd) /

adjective, noun

short for quadraphonic or quadraphonicsSee quadraphonic

noun

anatomy short for quadriceps

British Dictionary definitions for quad (6 of 6)

quad.

abbreviation for

quadrangle
quadrilateral
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