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quadPart of speech: Noun
In printing, an abbreviation for quadrat, a piece of type metal used to fill the spaces between words and to fill out blank lines; a slang abbreviation for the quandrangle, or court of a college, prison, etc.Usage examples "quad":
- Why, one can fancy one's self back in the old quad, looking out on this court. - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- I found Ward waiting for me in the front quad, and he asked at once what had happened to me. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
- 88. His mother had been in Oxford only the week before, and had been seen crossing the quad in tears. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.