quad·​ran·​gle | \ ˈkwä-ˌdraŋ-gəl How to pronounce quadrangle (audio) \

Definition of quadrangle

2a : a 4-sided enclosure especially when surrounded by buildings
b : the buildings enclosing a quadrangle
3 : a tract of country represented by one of a series of map sheets

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quadrangular \ kwä-​ˈdraŋ-​gyə-​lər How to pronounce quadrangle (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of quadrangle in a Sentence

since the weather was sunny, the convocation was held outside in the college's quadrangle
Recent Examples on the Web Biden then walked onto the quadrangle and inspected the guard -- without his aviators. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 13 June 2021 Last February the Mars Perseverance Rover landed on a quadrangle named after Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona. Gregory Mcnamee And Illustrations By Ian Berry, CNN, 25 May 2021 Klobuchar successfully underwent quadrangle-bypass heart surgery in 1992, and wrote a series of columns on the experience. Kevin Duchschere, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 The 94-year-old monarch arrived to the quadrangle of Windsor Castle in a car following a procession led by members of her family to St. George's Castle. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Apr. 2021 But plans are being considered for a smaller, more low-key event this summer in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 The procession itself will be formed in the hour before 15:00 British Standard Time (10 a.m. EST), and will set off from Windsor's quadrangle for St. George's West Steps at 14:45 sharp BST. Guy Martin, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 The ground where the abbey once stood is now a covered in lawn, but its presence can still be felt when walking among the trees that stand in what used to be the quadrangle and courtyards. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 The only noticeable drawback: The combination of that energy and plot propulsion at times leaves the quadrangle of young lovers shouting at each other in stretches that could use more vocal variety. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of quadrangle

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quadrangle

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin quadriangulum, from Latin, neuter of quadriangulus quadrangular, from quadri- + angulus angle

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The first known use of quadrangle was in the 15th century

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17 Jun 2021

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“Quadrangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrangle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of quadrangle

geometry : a flat shape that has four sides and four angles
: an open square or rectangular area at a college, school, etc., that is surrounded by buildings on all four sides


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