1. a combining form meaning “four,” used in the formation of compound words: quadrilateral.

Origin of quadri-

<Latin; akin to quattuorfour

Words Nearby quadri-

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How to use quadri- in a sentence

  • At the Caff Quadri, immediately across the Piazza, there was a scene of equal hopefulness.

    Venetian Life | William Dean Howells
  • A gourmet of my acquaintance thus describes a typical breakfast at the Quadri.

  • The last lower molar (wisdom tooth) of the gibbon is like that of man, quadri-tuberculate.

    More Science From an Easy Chair | Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
  • The atrium or quadri-portico was entered by three gateways, the middle one of which had doors of bronze inlaid with silver.

    Pagan and Christian Rome | Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Some streaks of fawn-colour have mixed with the zebra-like black and grey on Riquets neck: he is now quadri-coloured.

    The Cat | Philip M. Rule

British Dictionary definitions for quadri-


combining form
  1. four: quadrilateral; quadrilingual; quadrisyllabic

Origin of quadri-

from Latin; compare quattuor four

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