Associations to the word «Quadrate»


QUADRATE, adjective. Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
QUADRATE, adjective. Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
QUADRATE, adjective. (archaic) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
QUADRATE, adjective. (archaic) Squared; suited; correspondent.
QUADRATE, noun. (geometry) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.
QUADRATE, noun. (astrology) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.
QUADRATE, noun. (anatomy) The quadrate bone.
QUADRATE, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.
QUADRATE, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
QUADRATE, verb. (archaic) (ambitransitive) To square.
QUADRATE, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond (with).
QUADRATE BONE, noun. (anatomy) A bone between the base of the lower jaw and the skull in most vertebrates other than mammals. In reptiles and birds it articulates the lower jaw with the skull; in mammals it is represented by the incus.
QUADRATE BONES, noun. Plural of quadrate bone

Dictionary definition

QUADRATE, noun. A cubelike object.
QUADRATE, noun. A square-shaped object.
QUADRATE, adjective. Having four sides and four angles.

Wise words

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