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quad·ran·gle

 (kwŏd′răng′gəl)
n.
1. Mathematics A quadrilateral.
2.
a. A rectangular area surrounded on all four sides by buildings.
b. The buildings bordering this area.
3. The area of land shown on one atlas sheet charted by the US Geological Survey.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin quadrangulum, from Latin, neuter of quadrangulus, four-cornered : quadri-, quadri- + angulus, angle.]

quad·ran′gu·lar (-răng′gyə-lər) adj.
quad·ran′gu·lar·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quadrangular - of or relating to or shaped like a quadrangle
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quadrangular

[kwɒˈdræŋgjʊləʳ] ADJcuadrangular

quadrangular

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I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
Because it is triangular or quadrangular a thing is said to have a specific character, or again because it is straight or curved; in fact a thing's shape in every case gives rise to a qualification of it.
They have both a quadrangular depression in the centre, leaving the rest of the terrace elevated several feet above it.
And the poet rummaged in his pocket, and drew out a piece of brass, oblong, quadrangular, about a line in thickness, and an inch and a half in length.
Finally, far away to the east, Vincennes, and its seven quadrangular towers to the south, Bicêtre and its pointed turrets; to the north, Saint-Denis and its spire; to the west, Saint Cloud and its donjon keep.
Madame Saillard's face, despite its wrinkles, was expressive of obstinacy and severity, narrowness of ideas, an uprightness that might be called quadrangular, a religion without piety, straightforward, candid avarice, and the peace of a quiet conscience.
Being all constructed on the same plan, each with its high quadrangular chimney, they produced a most singular effect.
The usual quadrangular arrangement of Spanish towns could be traced, but the streets and plaza were coated with fine green turf, on which sheep were browsing.
Until near the middle of Elizabeth's reign there were no special theater buildings, but the players, in London or elsewhere, acted wherever they could find an available place--in open squares, large halls, or, especially, in the quadrangular open inner yards of inns.
This quadrangular opening, in spite of the bosom's being very white, or just because it was very white, deprived Levin of the full use of his faculties.
Milchester Abbey is a gray, quadrangular pile, deep-set in rich woody country, and twinkling with triple rows of quaint windows, every one of which seemed alight as we drove up just in time to dress for dinner.
Many windows looking into that huge quadrangular yard were open at that moment, but he did not raise his head--he had not the strength to.