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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.
The warning comes as quad bikes continue to be targeted near Morpeth, with the latest incident in the Mitford area on Sunday night between midnight and 6.
The initiative," he said "included constructing a quad bike circuit, and staging many other exciting events that attracted more than 600 visitors and participants.
The ironman class involves one rider and one quad, as distinct from the other categories which involved two riders and one quad, or two riders and two quads.
All the major battery manufacturers produce Quad A's, but you'd be hard-pressed to find them in your average retail store.
You may not have pulled your quads so much as taxed them, as many marathoners do, by allowing your form to deteriorate in the late miles of the race.
But the shocking figures do not represent the entire picture because scores more youngsters across the country have needed hospital treatment for life threatening quad injuries.
Noting that the education market is "highly fragmented," Quad managing partner Lincoln Frank said the fund will "focus on the numerous mid-sized education and related media companies whose growth can be significantly enhanced with equity capital, management talent, and by strategically utilizing our relationships.
The primary distinction between a single triple and a triple quad LC/MS system is sensitivity.
The eight-position quad first views cameras 1 through 4 simultaneously, then switches (in one- to 10-second intervals) to cameras 5 through 8, then back to 1 through 4, and so on.
Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States.
Fear of a mishap attempting a quad led Eldredge to call an audible before his routine.