Definition of "quadrangle" []

  • Mathematics Quadrilateral. (noun)
  • A rectangular area surrounded on all four sides by buildings. (noun)
  • The buildings bordering this area. (noun)
  • The area of land shown on one atlas sheet charted by the U.S. Geological Survey. (noun)
  • A plane figure consisting of four points connected by four lines. In a complete quadrangle, six lines connect all pairs of points (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A rectangular courtyard, esp one having buildings on all four sides (noun)
  • The building surrounding such a courtyard (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quadrangle" in a sentence
  • "For example, if it be a false affirmation to say ‘a quadrangle is round, ’ the word ‘round quadrangle’ signifies nothing, but is a mere sound."
  • "I remember we had three kids that streaked across the, what we call the quadrangle, the open area in the middle of the campus."
  • "A walk around the quadrangle is not uninteresting."