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
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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
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