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 quadrangular (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 Black excellence at Howard points to the innumerable iconic African-American alumni who have crossed through its historic mid-campus quadrangle The Yard. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Hillcrest's Makur Maker could draw Arizona high school basketball recruits, money to HBCUs," 11 July 2020 However, Buckingham Palace did release a new photograph of the royal couple to celebrate Philip's birthday, taken last week at the quadrangle inside Windsor Castle. NBC News, "Prince Philip, patriarch of the British royals, quietly turns 99," 10 June 2020 Though the specifics are, of course, fictionalized, this quadrangle is apparently real. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Let's Break Down The Crown's Prince Charles, Camilla Shand, Princess Anne, and Andrew Parker-Bowles Love Quadrangle," 18 Nov. 2019 So who is this integral fourth member of the tricky royal love quadrangle, real-life military veteran, and former husband to the now-Duchess of Cornwall? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Andrew Parker Bowles in The Crown?," 23 Nov. 2019 At the Lalit Hotel, which has been a vocal proponent of gender diversity at the workplace, the job fair was hosted in an open quadrangle on a sunny afternoon. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Delhi’s maiden LGBTQI job fair was only the first step towards workplace diversity," 27 Feb. 2020 At the Henley Literary Festival in 2016, royal biographer Penny Junor apparently discussed the royal love quadrangle. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Doesn't Do Justice to Princess Anne's Real-Life Relationships," 4 Dec. 2019 Will there be some sort of love quadrangle between Rey, Kylo, Finn and Rose? Eliana Dockterman, Time, "The Biggest Questions Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Needs to Answer," 23 Nov. 2019 One of the most satisfying things about The Crown is the realization that all of the most unbelievable, surely-this-is-exaggerated moments—from that messy love quadrangle to Prince Charles being radicalized at university—are absolutely real. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Watch the Real, Disastrous Royal Documentary From The Crown Season 3," 23 Nov. 2019

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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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“Quadrangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrangle. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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