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 The parade, which took place in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, comes ahead of Trooping the Colour on June 2, which not only marks Queen Elizabeth's official birthday but also kicks off the long weekend of celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee. PEOPLE.com, 17 May 2022 This kicks off a love quadrangle of sorts that explores the nuances of friendship and the ace spectrum in a romance novel unlike any other, with characters that feel so real and lines that sound like poetry. Ali Hazelwood, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 This is the setup for an extremely messy love quadrangle, but the show is primarily interested in only Frances’ corner of it. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2022 After being welcomed to the quadrangle by the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Prince William was introduced to Major Niall Hall, the Regimental Adjutant, before taking his place on the Saluting Dais. PEOPLE.com, 17 May 2022 Alwyn plays Nick Conway, a married actor who is the sole male member of a thoroughly modern love quadrangle. Harry Carr, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2022 With Kanye came a love quadrangle with Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, ramping up the hysteria. Raven Smith, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2022 Instead, Fairbanks made a brief speech in the California quadrangle after the days work was done. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2021 Tape outlines a quadrangle on the floor and the full company walks that perimeter, framing couples who take turns in lyric flights through the center, one dancer often carrying another who is upside down. New York Times, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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