|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|
|3.||of or relating to this bone|
|4.||square or rectangular|
|5.||(tr) to make square or rectangular|
|[C14: from Latin quadrāre to make square]|
quadrate quad·rate (kwŏd'rāt', -rĭt)
Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.