- a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.
- a square or quadrangular space or court that is surrounded by a building or buildings, as on a college campus.
- the building or buildings around such a space or court.
- the area shown on one of the standard topographic map sheets published by the U.S. Geological Survey: approximately 17 miles (27 km) north to south and from 11 to 15 miles (17 to 24 km) east to west.
Origin of quadrangle
Related Words for quadranglesquare, rectangle, parallelogram, quadrilateral, rhombus, courtyard, quad, yard, forum, court, campus, enclosure
Examples from the Web for quadrangle
Contemporary Examples of quadrangle
In 2007 Colvin led the sale of Dennis Publishing to Quadrangle.Reboot America! Participants
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2010
Lloyd Grove talks to him about the Quadrangle mess, dishing on Rahm, and what's wrong with Washington.The Car Czar Fights Back
September 20, 2010
Quadrangle was not the only investment house to pay placement fees to Morris or funnel money into Chooch.
Nor did Rattner's Quadrangle fund limit its placement to the New York State Pensions Fund.
Afterward, Quadrangle paid a $1.1 million placement fee to a small firm, Searle Co., with which Morris was affiliated.
Historical Examples of quadrangle
These delicate arcades, in part restored, form a quadrangle.In the Heart of Vosges
There was a low iron gate leading out of the quadrangle into the grounds.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
In the quadrangle he nodded curtly to Colonel Grant, who would have detained him.The Snare
The palace was built in the form of a quadrangle around an open patio.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
I went across the quadrangle, unlocked the chapel door, and entered.A Master of Mysteries
L. T. Meade
- geometry a plane figure consisting of four points connected by four lines. In a complete quadrangle, six lines connect all pairs of points
- a rectangular courtyard, esp one having buildings on all four sidesOften shortened to: quad
- the building surrounding such a courtyard
Word Origin for quadrangle
late 14c., from Old French quadrangle (13c.) and directly from Late Latin quadrangulum "four-sided figure," noun use of neuter of Latin adjective quadrangulus "having four quarters," from Latin quattuor "four" (see four) + angulus "angle" (see angle (n.)). Meaning "four-sided court between buildings" is from 1590s.