Meaning of QUAD in English


I. ˈkwäd sometimes ˈkwȯd

variant of quod

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: quadrangle

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for quadrat (I)

: a block of type metal of the same belly-to-back size as the letters but not as high and 1/2, 1, 2, or 3 or more ems in width that is used in spacing and blank lines — compare space

IV. verb

( quadded ; quadded ; quadding ; quads )

transitive verb

: to fill out (as a typeset line) with quads ; also : to blank out (a line) mechanically in machine composition by using a quadder — often used with out

intransitive verb

: to become quadded

short lines will automatically quad — Intertype Streamlined Composing Machines

V. adjective

Etymology: short for quadruple (III)

1. : being a size of paper four times as large as a specified size

quad royal (40″ × 50″) is four times as large as royal (20″ × 25″)

2. : quadruple

quad cities

VI. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

1. : quadruplet

2. : a structural unit of four separately insulated wires twisted together used in cable construction

3. : an assembly of four units having matched electrical characteristics (as varistors)

4. : a group of four weapons (as machine guns) on one mount

VII. abbreviation


VII. noun

Etymology: quad (VI)

: a ski lift that accommodates four people

VIII. ˈkwäd noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: quadraphonics herein

IX. " adjective

Etymology: by shortening

: quadraphonic herein

X. " noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for quadrillion

: a unit of energy equal to one quadrillion British thermal units

XII. " noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: quadriceps — usually used in plural

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