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quad 1

 (kwŏd)
n.
A quadrangle: cadets forming up in the barracks quad.

quad 2

 (kwŏd)
n. Printing

quad 3

 (kwŏd)
adj.
Quadruple.
n.
1. Something having four identifiable or prominent parts or members.
2. Something capable of carrying or moving four people or things, as a chairlift.
3. A quadruplet.

quad 4

 (kwŏd)
adj.
Quadraphonic.

quad 5

 (kwŏd)
n. Slang
A quadriceps muscle: stretched her quads before sprinting.

quad

(kwɒd)
n
(Architecture) short for quadrangle2

quad

(kwɒd)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a block of type metal used for spacing

quad

(kwɒd)
n
a variant spelling of quod

quad

(kwɒd)
n
short for quadruplet1

quad

(kwɒd)
adj, n
(Electronics) short for quadraphonic or quadraphonics

quad1

(kwɒd)

n.
a quadrangle, as on a college campus.

quad2

(kwɒd)

n., v. quad•ded, quad•ding. n.
1. 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.
v.t.
2. to space out (matter) by means of quads.
[1875–80; short for quadrat]

quad3

(kwɒd)

n.
a quadruplet.
[1895–1900; shortened form]

quad4

(kwɒd)
adj.
1. quadraphonic.
n.
2. quadraphonic sound, or an electronic system for reproducing it.
[1965–70; by shortening]

quad6

(kwɒd)

n.
a quadriplegic.
[1975–80; by shortening]

quad7

(kwɒd)
n.
a unit of energy equal to a quadrillion British thermal units.
[1970–75; short for quadrillion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quad - one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
2.quad - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
extensor, extensor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
3.quad - (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
hair space - (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
type - a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; "he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
4.quad - a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

quad

noun
An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
Translations

quad

[kwɒd]
A. ABBR
1. (Archit)
see quadrangle 2
2. =quadruplet
3. =quadruple
4. (Typ) → cuadratín m
B. CPD quad bike N motocicleta de cuatro ruedas

quad

[ˈkwɒd] n abbr
(=quadruplet) → quadruplé(e) m/f
(=quadrangle) (= courtyard) → cour fquad bike nquad m

quad

n
abbr of quadrangleHof m
abbr of quadrupletVierling m
(Typ) abbr of quadratQuadrat nt, → Blockade f; em quadGeviert nt; en quadHalbgeviert nt
(Comput) abbr of quadruple; quad densityVierfachdichte f

quad (ATV)

, quad bike
n (= four-wheeler)Quad nt, → vierrädriges Motorrad

quadrangle

(ˈkwodrӕŋgl) noun
(abbreviation quad (kwod) ) a four-sided open space surrounded by buildings, especially in a school, college etc.
References in classic literature ?
But the quad and the fives-courts did not look a day older; the ivy was no thicker round the study windows; and in one boy's castle we found the traditional print of Charing Cross Bridge which had knocked about our studies ever since a son of the contractor first sold it when he left.
'Let's say three persons can do four quads, or three quads, whatever, and all of them land the quads they have planned.
Two of the quads were Canam models and one was red, the other yellow.