quad

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

quad (plural quads)

  1. Four shots of espresso.
  2. (chess) A kind of round-robin tournament between four players, where each participant plays every other participant once.
  3. (Mormonism) The Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price bound in a single volume.
  4. A poster, measuring forty by thirty inches, advertising a cinematic film release.

Adjective[edit]

quad (not comparable)

  1. Having four shots of espresso.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Clippings.

Noun[edit]

quad (plural quads)

  1. (informal) A quadrangle (courtyard).
    • 2014, Walker Orenstein, for Norwest Asian Weekly, Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus:
      Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.
  2. (informal) A quadruplet (infant).
  3. (informal, computer graphics) A quadrilateral.
    • 2010, Tony Mullen, Claudio Andaur, Blender Studio Projects: Digital Movie-Making (page 91)
      Tris and quads have different areas of functionality. In real-time graphics, tris are the norm because they provide the most basic geometric representations of planes.
  4. (informal) The quadriceps muscle.
  5. (informal) A quadriplegic person.
    • 2005, Nancy H. Blose, Behind the Curtain: Living as a Quadriplegic, Lulu Publishing, published 2015, →ISBN, page 74–75:
      The worse was the realization that this was my new reality. This too was Bill's debut as a husband of a quad and his first social gathering since June 22.
  6. (informal) A quadrupel beer.
  7. (informal) A quadcopter.
    • 2017 May 19, Ed Darack, “A Brief History of Quadrotors”, in Air & Space Magazine[1]:
      Today you can buy quadrotor drones—also known as quadcopters—of just about any kind, for just about any price. The extremely wealthy can buy gold-plated quads, and the rest of us can buy tiny plastic ones.
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quad (not comparable)

  1. (poker slang) Of or relating to quads.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation

Noun[edit]

quad (plural quads)

  1. A quad bike (from quadricycle)
  2. Abbreviation of quadrillion BTU. (1015 BTU)

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Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

quad (third-person singular simple present quads, present participle quadding, simple past and past participle quadded)

  1. to ride a quad bike

Etymology 4[edit]

1785 Quads. pl, 1847 quads, verb 1876. From the abbreviation quad., for obsolete quadrat. Keyboard command is named for the verb sense.

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Noun[edit]

quad (plural quads)

  1. (letterpress typography) A blank metal block used to fill short lines of type.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, “Household Words”, n 160 (April 16), p 148:
       “Quadrats, sir. We call 'em quads.” . . . Quads are the spaces left between the paragraphs that come white on the paper. If you look here, at this page that is set-up, you will see that they are deeper than the spaces left between the words and letters—regular little trenches.
    • 1979, Marshall Lee, Bookmaking, p 110:
      Horizontal spacing is further divided into multiples and fractions of the em. The multiples are called quads. The fractions are called spaces.
    • 2005, Phil Baines and Andrew Haslam, Type & Typography, 2nd ed, p 91:
      Other larger spaces – known as quads – were used to space out lines.
  2. (printing slang) A joke used to fill long days of setting type.
  3. (typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting) A keyboard command which aligns text with the left or right margin, or centred between them. In combination, as quad left, quad right, or quad centre.
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Verb[edit]

quad (third-person singular simple present quads, present participle quadding, simple past and past participle quadded)

  1. (letterpress typography, transitive, intransitive) To fill spaces in a line of type with quads. Also quad out.
  2. (typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting, transitive, intransitive) To align text with the left or right margin, or centre it.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English quad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quad m (plural quads, diminutive quadje n)

  1. quad, quad bike

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

quad m (invariable)

  1. quad bike

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English quad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quad m inan

  1. quad bike
    Synonyms: czterokołowiec, wszędołaz

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Further reading[edit]

  • quad in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • quad in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

quad f (plural quads)

  1. all-terrain vehicle