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QUAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quad mean? 

QUAD (noun)
  The noun QUAD has 4 senses:

1. one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
2. a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
3. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
4. a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings

  Familiarity information: QUAD used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUAD (noun)


Sense 1quad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

quad; quadruplet

Hypernyms ("quad" is a kind of...):

sib; sibling (a person's brother or sister)


Sense 2quad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

musculus quadriceps femoris; quadriceps femoris; quadriceps; quad

Hypernyms ("quad" is a kind of...):

extensor; extensor muscle (a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part)

Holonyms ("quad" is a part of...):

thigh (the part of the leg between the hip and the knee)


Sense 3quad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

quad; space

Hypernyms ("quad" is a kind of...):

type (a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper)

Domain category:

printing; printing process (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quad"):

hair space ((printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters)


Sense 4quad [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

quadrangle; quad

Hypernyms ("quad" is a kind of...):

area (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function)


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