quad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quad a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
    • n quad (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
    • n quad a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
    • n quad one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quad (Arch) A quadrangle; hence, a prison.
    • n Quad (Print) A quadrat.
    • a Quad Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind. "Sooth play, quad play, as the Fleming saith."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quad See qued.
    • n quad A quadrangle or court, as of a college.
    • n quad The quadrangle of a prison where prisoners take exercise; hence, a prison; a jail. More commonly spelled quod.
    • quad To put in prison.
    • n quad In printing, a quadrat.
    • quad In printing, to fill with quadrats: as to quad out a line.
    • n quad An abbreviation of quadruplex in telegraphy.
    • n quad A bicycle for four riders.
    • n quad An abbreviation of quadrant, the unit of self-inductance;
    • n quad of quadrate;
    • n quad of quadruplex (telegraph).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quad kwod a quadrangle:
    • v.t Quad (slang) to put in prison.—Also Quod
    • n Quad kwod (print.) an abbreviation of quadrat
    • v.t Quad to fill with quadrats
    • n Quad kwod (slang) a prison
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Quotations

  • Rev. W. A. Spooner
    Rev. W. A. Spooner
    “Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to AS. cwǣd, cwead, dung, evil, G. kot, dung, OHG. quāt,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Quadrangle.

Usage

In literature:

HISTORICAL EPOCHS OF SCHLESIEN;- -AFTER THE QUADS AND MARCHMEN.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia Frederick The Great--Complete Table of Contents: 22 Volumes" by Thomas Carlyle
This, the only turfed "quad", is the largest of them all.
"Hampton Court" by Walter Jerrold
I met him in the quad and asked if I might speak to him.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
Ardiune, walking round the quad.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Z., SEA-GULL, THISTLEDOWN, TOM-QUAD, and an unsigned one.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
Mob Quad, Oxford, 146.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Quade gave a last quick glance around and, with gun ever wary, passed inside.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
When we came to the home of the bride, we found her sitting in front of the quade (canopy) waiting for the bridegroom.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
Mob Quad is the oldest quadrangle in the whole University.
"Stained Glass Tours in England" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
In retailing the conversation to her husband that evening, Mrs. M'Quade remarked that it was quite conventional tea.
"The Little Vanities of Mrs. Whittaker" by John Strange Winter
The friendships that were not cemented at the seaside or under the shelter of old "Tom Quad" were very often begun in the railway train.
"Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home" by Belle Moses
Peckwater Quad, third door on the left hand, second staircase.
"Doctor Cupid" by Rhoda Broughton
Horbury did not know what to say of the destruction of the Cross that used to stand in the centre of the quad.
"The Secret Glory" by Arthur Machen
The quad of a small College like Corpus makes rather a small golf course.
"Fifty Years of Golf" by Horace G. Hutchinson
Once in the quad Mrs. Guthrie whispered to Graham and went quickly out into St. Giles, beckoning to the two girls to follow.
"The Sins of the Children" by Cosmo Hamilton
We peeped into the great quads, walked the cloisters, and got into all kinds of queer old-fashioned places.
"An American Four-In-Hand in Britain" by Andrew Carnegie
The longest point (Quad Site, Limestone County, Alabama) measures 101 mm.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
Five minutes after, that excellent Scout met the dejected Mr. Pucker as he was crossing the Quad on his way from Mr. Fosbrooke's rooms.
"The Further Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, an Oxford Under-Graduate" by Cuthbert Bede
He slunk about the Quad, looking very pale and upset.
"Sport Royal" by Anthony Hope
The duke arrived at St. Paul's College and crossed the quadrangle into the second quad., where the "new buildings" were.
"The Socialist" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In poetry:

They left the peaceful river,
The cricket-field, the quad,
The shaven lawns of Oxford,
To seek a bloody sod—
They gave their merry youth away
For country and for God.
"The Spires Of Oxford" by Winifred Mary Letts
But up came the brave Bow Street runners - 'Hurray!'
And he had to let many a pie burn
While they dragged him to quad, And next day Sweeney Todd
Was condemned to be switched off at Tyburn.
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee

In news:

LaHair's versatility impresses Cubs' Quade .
"I'm playing LaHair in left and (Tyler) Colvin in right," manager Mike Quade said.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade squashed the idea of Jeff Samardzija starting, at least for this season.
Although part of the intent of trading Kosuke Fukudome last week to the Cleveland Indians was to find playing time for Tyler Colvin, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade had him on the bench Sunday and Monday.
Quade not getting heat from MLB.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade has set his lineup for the Cactus League opener against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
"I said all along Fukudome fits better in the one spot if he is in the lineup," Quade said.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade won't commit to a set lineup this early in the spring, but he has two spots basically settled.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade is not interested in talking about Marlon Byrd's relationship with former BALCO founder Victor Conte.
"Marlon is a huge part of this club," Quade said.
Manager Mike Quade said that in his mind the previous year's division champs are always favored to win the following season.
Lou Piniella pulling for Mike Quade .
Cubs Pick Mike Quade as New Manager.
Becki and McKenzie Quade .
Former University of New Orleans baseball player Mike Quade will make his debut as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Monday night in Washington DC against the Nationals, the Cubs organization announced on Sunday.
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In science:

Thus, if time delay ratios in a quad have been measured then the relative brightness of different ring segments can be predicted to some extent.
Beware the Non-uniqueness of Einstein Rings
Double{, triple{ and quad{electron/photon triggers can be deflned.
The CMS High Level Trigger
In the case of the ten-image system B1933+503, we used all images for modeling, but considered ϕ for the core quad, as indicated.
Gravitational lensing model degeneracies: Is steepness all-important?
Hrushovski, “Pseudo-finite fields and related structures”, in Model theory and applications, Quad.
Motives for perfect PAC fields with pro-cyclic Galois group
Intel’s latest quad-core processors have a theoretical peak of 51.20 GFLOPS.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
We typically use subsets of four stars, which we call “quads.” Having computed the hash code for the query quad, the system then searches in a large pre-computed index for almost identical hash codes.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Each matching hash code that is found corresponds to a hypothesized alignment between the quad in the query image and the quad in the index, which can be expressed as a hypothesized location, scale, and orientation of the image on the sky.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Fig. 1.— The geometric hash code for a “quad” of stars, A, B , C , and D.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Given a set of stars (a “quad”), we compute a local description of the shape—a geometric hash code—by mapping the relative positions of the stars in the quad into a point in a continuous-valued, 4-dimensional vector space (“code space”).
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Third, if stars are uniformly distributed on the sky (at the angular scale of the quads being indexed), codes will be uniformly distributed in (and thus make good use of ) the 4-dimensional code-space volume.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
In general this noise causes the stars in a quad to move slightly with respect to each other, which yields small changes in the hash code (i.e., position in code space) of the quad.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
The standard geometric hashing “recipe” would suggest using triangles rather than quads.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
We could use quintuples of stars, which are even more distinctive than quads.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
The dimensionality of the code space for quintuples is 6-dimensional, compared to the 4-dimensional code space of quads.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
When presented with a list of stars from an image to calibrate, the system iterates through groups of four stars, treating each group as a quad and computing its hash code.
Astrometry.net: Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
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