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quad·rate

 (kwŏd′rāt′, -rĭt)
n.
1.
a. A square or cube.
b. An approximately square or cubic area, space, or object.
2. Zoology A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
adj.
1. Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
2. Zoology Of or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.

[Middle English quadrat, something square, from Latin quadrātum, from neuter past participle of quadrāre, to make square, from quadrum, square; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quadrate

n
1. a cube, square, or a square or cubelike object
2. (Zoology) one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
adj
3. (Zoology) of or relating to this bone
4. square or rectangular
vb
5. (tr) to make square or rectangular
6. (often foll by with) to conform or cause to conform
[C14: from Latin quadrāre to make square]

quad•rate

(adj., n. ˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; v. -reɪt)

adj., n., v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. adj.
1. square or rectangular.
2. (of a heraldic cross) having a square at the juncture of the limbs.
n.
3. a square.
4. something square or rectangular.
5. a bony or cartilaginous structure on each side of the skull in fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, to which the lower jaw is attached.
v.t.
6. to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.
v.i.
7. to agree; conform.
[1350–1400; < Latin quadrātus, past participle of quadrāre to make square, derivative of quadrum square; compare quadri-]

quadrate


Past participle: quadrated
Gerund: quadrating

Imperative
quadrate
quadrate
Present
I quadrate
you quadrate
he/she/it quadrates
we quadrate
you quadrate
they quadrate
Preterite
I quadrated
you quadrated
he/she/it quadrated
we quadrated
you quadrated
they quadrated
Present Continuous
I am quadrating
you are quadrating
he/she/it is quadrating
we are quadrating
you are quadrating
they are quadrating
Present Perfect
I have quadrated
you have quadrated
he/she/it has quadrated
we have quadrated
you have quadrated
they have quadrated
Past Continuous
I was quadrating
you were quadrating
he/she/it was quadrating
we were quadrating
you were quadrating
they were quadrating
Past Perfect
I had quadrated
you had quadrated
he/she/it had quadrated
we had quadrated
you had quadrated
they had quadrated
Future
I will quadrate
you will quadrate
he/she/it will quadrate
we will quadrate
you will quadrate
they will quadrate
Future Perfect
I will have quadrated
you will have quadrated
he/she/it will have quadrated
we will have quadrated
you will have quadrated
they will have quadrated
Future Continuous
I will be quadrating
you will be quadrating
he/she/it will be quadrating
we will be quadrating
you will be quadrating
they will be quadrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quadrating
you have been quadrating
he/she/it has been quadrating
we have been quadrating
you have been quadrating
they have been quadrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quadrating
you will have been quadrating
he/she/it will have been quadrating
we will have been quadrating
you will have been quadrating
they will have been quadrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quadrating
you had been quadrating
he/she/it had been quadrating
we had been quadrating
you had been quadrating
they had been quadrating
Conditional
I would quadrate
you would quadrate
he/she/it would quadrate
we would quadrate
you would quadrate
they would quadrate
Past Conditional
I would have quadrated
you would have quadrated
he/she/it would have quadrated
we would have quadrated
you would have quadrated
they would have quadrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadrate - a cubelike object
cube, regular hexahedron - a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
2.quadrate - a square-shaped object
foursquare, square - (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon; "you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
Adj.1.quadrate - having four sides and four angles
square - having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"

quadrate

adjective
Having four equal sides and four right angles:
verb
Archaic. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Translations

quad·rate

a. cuadrado, que tiene cuatro lados iguales;
___ lobelóbulo cuadrado;
___ lobulelobulillo cuadrado.
References in classic literature ?
HIGH on a mountain of enamell'd head - Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed Of giant pasturage lying at his ease, Raising his heavy eyelid, starts and sees With many a mutter'd "hope to be forgiven" What time the moon is quadrated in Heaven - Of rosy head, that towering far away Into the sunlit ether, caught the ray Of sunken suns at eve - at noon of night, While the moon danc'd with the fair stranger light - Uprear'd upon such height arose a pile Of gorgeous columns on th' unburthen'd air, Flashing from Parian marble that twin smile Far down upon the wave that sparkled there, And nursled the young mountain in its lair.
Quadrated temples fix man's relation to the universe, while the numbers consistent with Vitruvian man--4, 10, and 16--fix the ratio of the symmetria visible in the coherent whole composed from parts.