Definitions for: Quadrate


[n] a square-shaped object
[n] a cubelike object
[adj] having four sides and four angles



Webster (1913) Definition: Quad"rate, a. [L. quadratus squared, p. p. of
quadrare to make four-cornered, to make square, to square, to
fit, suit, from quadrus square, quattuor four. See
Quadrant, and cf. Quadrat, Quarry an arrow, Square.]
1. Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and
four right angles; square.

Figures, some round, some triangle, some quadrate.
--Foxe.

2. Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square. ``
Quadrate and cubical numbers.'' --Sir T. Browne.

3. Square; even; balanced; equal; exact. [Archaic] `` A
quadrate, solid, wise man.'' --Howell.

4. Squared; suited; correspondent. [Archaic] `` A generical
description quadrate to both.'' --Harvey.

Quadrate bone (Anat.), a bone between the base of the lower
jaw and the skull in most vertebrates below the mammals.
In reptiles and birds it articulates the lower jaw with
the skull; in mammals it is represented by the malleus or
incus.


Quad"rate, n. [L. quadratum. See Quadrate, a.]
1. (Geom.) A plane surface with four equal sides and four
right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything
having the outline of a square.

At which command, the powers militant That stood for
heaven, in mighty quadrate joined. --Milton.

2. (Astrol.) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they
are distant from each other 90[deg], or the quarter of a
circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.

3. (Anat.) The quadrate bone.


Quad"rate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quadrated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Quadrating.] [See Quadrate, a.]
To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by
with. [Archaic]

The objections of these speculatists of its forms do
not quadrate with their theories. --Burke.


Quad"rate, v. t.
To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for
horizontal firing.

Synonyms: square

See Also: cube, foursquare, regular hexahedron, square


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