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Meaning of QUAD

Pronunciation:  kwâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
  2. [n]  (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
  3. [n]  a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
  4. [n]  one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
 

QUAD is a 4 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: musculus quadriceps femoris, quadrangle, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, quadruplet, space
 
 See Also: area, extensor, extensor muscle, sib, sibling, thigh, type

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Quad\, Quade \Quade\, a. [Akin to AS. cw[=ae]d, cwead,
    dung, evil, G. kot, dung, OHG. qu[=a]t.]
    Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind. [Obs.]
    
          Sooth play, quad play, as the Fleming saith. --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Quad\, n. (Print.)
    A quadrat.
    
    
  3. \Quad\, n. (Arch.)
    A quadrangle; hence, a prison. [Cant or Slang]
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. Two bits; synonym for quarter, crumb, tayste.

2. A four-pack of anything (compare hex).

3. The rectangle or box glyph used in the APL language for various arcane purposes mostly related to I/O.

Former Ivy-Leaguers and Oxford types are said to associate it with nostalgic memories of dear old University (short for "quadrangle").

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