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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)

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.

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."