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Meaning of QUADRATE

Pronunciation:  'kw√Ędreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a square-shaped object
  2. [n]  a cubelike object
  3. [adj]  having four sides and four angles

QUADRATE is a 8 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: square
 See Also: cube, foursquare, regular hexahedron, square



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \Quad"rate\, v. t.
    To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for
    horizontal firing.