Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Quad"rate (?), a. [L. quadratus squared, p. p. of quadrare to make four-cornered, to make square, to square, to fit, suit, from quadrus square, quattuor four. See Quadrant, and cf. Quadrat, Quarry an arrow, Square.]
1. Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
Figures, some round, some triangle, some quadrate.
2. Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square. Quadrate and cubical numbers."
Sir T. Browne.
3. Square; even; balanced; equal; exact. [Archaic] A quadrate, solid, wise man."
4. Squared; suited; correspondent. [Archaic] A generical description quadrate to both."
Quadrate bone (Anat.), 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.
Quad"rate (?), n. [L. quadratum. See Quadrate, a.]
1. (Geom.) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.
At which command, the powers militant
That stood for heaven, in mighty quadrate joined.
2. (Astrol.) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.
3. (Anat.) The quadrate bone.
Quad"rate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quadrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quadrating.] [See Quadrate, a.] To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by with. [Archaic]
The objections of these speculatists of its forms do not quadrate with their theories.
Quad"rate, v. t. To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.