quadrate

Definitions:

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  • A square or cube.
  • An approximately square or cubic area, space, or object.
  • A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
  • Of or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.
  • To square; adjust; trim, as a gun on its carriage.
  • To divide into four equal parts: quarter.
  • To square; fit; suit; agree: followed by <em>with.</em>
  • A quarter; a quadrant.
  • Having four equal and parallel sides; square; arranged in a square; four-sided.
  • Square by being the product of a number multiplied into itself.
  • Square, as typifying justice according to the Pythagoreans; well-balanced.
  • Fitted; suited; applicable.
  • In <em>heraldry</em>, of square form, or having square corners: thus, a cross <em>quadrate</em> in the center has four rectangular projections in its reëntrant angles. Also <internalXref urlencoded="quarter-angled">quarter-angled</internalXref>.
  • The quadratus lumborum, or square muscle of the loins, lying on each side of the lumbar region, between the lower ribs and the pelvis.
  • The square muscle of the chin, which draws down the lower lip: commonly called <internalXref urlencoded="depressor%20labii%20inferioris">depressor labii inferioris</internalXref>.
  • The quadratus nictitantis, one of the two muscles (the other being the pyramidal) on the back of the eyeball of birds, etc., subserving the movements of the nictitating membrane, or third eyelid. See third cut under <internalXref urlencoded="eye">eye</internalXref>.
  • A plane figure with four equal sides and four equal angles; a square.
  • In <em>astrology</em>, an aspect of two heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other ninety degrees, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.
  • In <em>zoology</em> and <em>anatomy</em>: The os quadratum, or quadrate bone (see I.); the os pedicellatum, or pedicellate bone; the suspensorium, or suspender bone of the mandible, or that one which is in connection with the lower jaw, in vertebrates below mammals.
  • Any quadrate muscle.
  • In <em>musical notation</em>: Same as <internalXref urlencoded="natural">natural</internalXref>, ♮: so called because derived from <internalXref urlencoded="B%20quadratum">B quadratum</internalXref> (which see, under <internalXref urlencoded="B">B</internalXref>).
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="breve">breve</internalXref>, 1.
  • To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by <ex>with</ex>.
  • A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.
  • An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the <er>Note</er> under <er>Aspect</er>, 6.
  • The quadrate bone.
  • Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
  • Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
  • Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
  • Squared; suited; correspondent.
  • a bone between the base of the lower jaw and the skull in most vertebrates below the mammals. In reptiles and birds it articulates the lower jaw with the skull; in mammals it is represented by the malleus or incus.
  • To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
  • Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; <xref>square</xref>.
  • Produced by multiplying a number by itself; <xref>square</xref>.
  • Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
  • Squared; suited; correspondent.
  • A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.
  • An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.
  • The quadrate bone.
  • To <xref>adjust</xref> (a <xref>gun</xref>) on its <xref>carriage</xref>.
  • To <xref>train</xref> (a <xref>gun</xref>) for <xref>horizontal</xref> <xref>firing</xref>.
  • To <xref>square</xref> (in various senses).
  • a cubelike object
  • having four sides and four angles
  • a square-shaped object
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