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 But plans are being considered for a smaller, more low-key event this summer in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Washington Post, "For grieving Queen Elizabeth II, a private and subdued 95th birthday," 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, "Prince Philip’s Funeral: The Regiments, The Family, The Order Of Service, And Broadcast Times," 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, "Huntsville monastery has faded away, but preservation prayers have been answered for its farm fields," 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, "Orlando Shakes’ ‘Midsummer’ is a beautiful, energized dream | Review," 3 Apr. 2021 Options for an alternative Parade, in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, are being considered. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "How the Royal Family Is Changing Plans Due to the Coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, the queen was scheduled to appear in public with a clutch of her children and grandchildren for a Christmas carol event Tuesday afternoon with The Salvation Army Band in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "When will Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip get COVID-19 vaccine? Palace mum so far," 9 Dec. 2020 The need to protect the nonagenarian royals from the virus remains paramount: The queen spent only about 20 minutes in the sprawling quadrangle for the Salvation Army event. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Queen Elizabeth, top royals gather for Salvation Army Christmas event outdoors at Windsor Castle," 8 Dec. 2020 Later, as the afternoon wore on and dusk fell, members of the family mingled, at a proper distance and wearing masks, with their guests under a marquee set up in the quadrangle. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Queen Elizabeth, top royals gather for Salvation Army Christmas event outdoors at Windsor Castle," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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“Quadrangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrangle. Accessed 7 May. 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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