Quadrantid

noun
Qua·​dran·​tid | \ kwä-ˈdran-təd How to pronounce Quadrantid (audio) \

Definition of Quadrantid

: any of a group of meteors that appear annually about January 3

First Known Use of Quadrantid

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Quadrantid

New Latin Quadrant-, Quadrans (Muralis) mural quadrant, a group of stars in the constellation Draco from which the shower appears to radiate

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Quadrantid

Time Traveler for Quadrantid

Time Traveler

The first known use of Quadrantid was in 1876

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Quadrantid

Cite this Entry

“Quadrantid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quadrantid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!