a quadrangle as on a college campus: The downpour started before we were halfway across the quad.
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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: a wooden box of assorted quads.
to space out (matter) by means of quads: You'll need to quad this column tightly—the editor's letter is running a little long.
- un·quad·ded, adjective
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a quadruplet: Can you believe how tiny those quads are?
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quadraphonic: I remember when my quad turntable was the hottest new thing in record players.
quadraphonic sound, or an electronic system for reproducing it: The recording sounded best in quad.
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designating or comprising four persons or things: rates for quad occupancy; a quad-level house.
Informal. quadruple occupancy: Rates are based on quad.
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quadriplegic: a special ward for quads.
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quadricep: Flex the right quad and push your weight toward the right heel.
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quadcopter: These affordable quads are a boon to both amateur and professional photographers.
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How to use quad in a sentence
Lightweight at under 3 pounds, this device offers built-in quad speakers and 2 USB ports.
This year, however, the quads are largely quiet — and many students have dispersed back to their hometowns or settled in temporary pandemic locations.College students upended by the pandemic wrestle with yet another challenge: How to vote this fall? | Michelle Lee | October 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Unlike the hoppy and mud-wallowing frogs most North Americans are familiar with, these beefcakes don’t pack much punch with their quads and calves.
Even though I’m a quad, my mental activities haven’t decreased.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic | by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum | August 26, 2020 | ProPublica
Oladipo had largely struggled pre-hiatus in his return from a long absence after he ruptured the quad tendon in his knee, but perhaps he is now more ready to play after being given more than four months to heal.Who’s Who In The NBA Bubble: The Potential Party-Crashers | Jared Dubin | July 23, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
After recuperating a bit, they might hit the climbing wall or the quad for some Frisbee golf.
The rebels claim the quad-copter was being used by government forces to spy on their positions.
Not because a quad along a Southern highway is an uncommon sight but because this woman also had a baby in her lap.
In Russian cities, buildings are arranged in a quad, and all life happens on the inside, with eyes of windows watching over you.
So here is some advice, addressed directly to those wretched of the quad, on how they can be really effective.What Occupy Harvard Should Tell Liberal Elite Parents on Thanksgiving | Lee Siegel | November 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
He took a long breath of relief as he shot down the polished groove of the slide into the Mob quad.
As Ward went out the gate of the quad, he felt his heart lift a little the way it always did when he started for home.
He pointed to the windows over the quad where an occasional figure could be seen behind the glass.
Says it's "not his idea of living in College: more like living in quad," he adds, humorously.
Meanwhile, another band had carried into the quad all the light tables and cane chairs from a lecture-room.The Mark Of Cain | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for quad (1 of 6)
short for quadrangle (def. 2)
British Dictionary definitions for quad (2 of 6)
printing a block of type metal used for spacing
British Dictionary definitions for quad (3 of 6)
a variant spelling of quod
British Dictionary definitions for quad (4 of 6)
short for quadruplet (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for quad (5 of 6)
short for quadraphonic or quadraphonics: See quadraphonic
anatomy short for quadriceps
British Dictionary definitions for quad. (6 of 6)
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