• (archaic) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
  • Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
  • Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
  • (archaic) Squared; suited; correspondent.


  • (anatomy) The quadrate bone.
  • (astrology) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.
  • (geometry) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.


  • (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To square.

    "quadrating the circle"

  • (archaic, transitive) To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
  • (archaic, transitive) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.
  • (archaic, transitive) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond (with).

    "not quadrating with American ideas of right, justice and reason"

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