Quad-rate

quadrate

[adj., n. kwod-rit, -reyt; v. kwod-reyt]
adjective
1.
square or rectangular.
2.
Zoology. of or pertaining to the quadrate.
3.
Heraldry. (of a cross) having an enlarged square at the junction of the limbs: a cross quadrate.
noun
4.
a square.
5.
something square or rectangular.
6.
Zoology. one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many lower vertebrates, to which the lower jaw is articulated.
verb (used with object), quadrated, quadrating.
7.
to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.
verb (used without object), quadrated, quadrating.
8.
to agree; conform.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English quadrat (noun and adj.) < Latin quadrātus (past participle of quadrāre to make square)

subquadrate, adjective
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quadrate
 
n
1.  a cube, square, or a square or cubelike object
2.  one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this bone
4.  square or rectangular
 
vb
5.  (tr) to make square or rectangular
6.  (often foll by with) to conform or cause to conform
 
[C14: from Latin quadrāre to make square]

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quadrate quad·rate (kwŏd'rāt', -rĭt)
adj.
Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.

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