1. A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.
  2. An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile.
  3. The quadrate bone.


  1. To adjust (a gun) on its carriage.
  2. To train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
  3. To square.
    quadrating the circle
  4. To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond (with).
    not quadrating with American ideas of right, justice and reason


  1. Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
  2. Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
  3. Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
  4. Squared; suited; correspondent.

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