IPA: kwˈɑd


  • A serving of four shots of espresso.
  • (chess) A kind of round-robin tournament between four players, where each participant plays every other participant once.
  • (Mormonism) The Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price bound in a single volume.
  • A poster, measuring forty by thirty inches, advertising a cinematic film release.
  • (informal) A quadrangle (quadrangular courtyard).
  • (informal) A quadruplet (infant).
  • (informal, computer graphics) A quadrilateral.
  • (informal) The quadriceps muscle.
  • (informal) A quadriplegic person.
  • (informal) Quadruplex videotape.
  • (informal) A quadrupel beer.
  • (informal) A quadcopter.
  • A skate with four wheels.
  • A quad bike.
  • (letterpress typography) A blank metal block used to fill short lines of type.
  • (printing slang) A joke used to fill long days of setting type.
  • (typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting) A keyboard command which aligns text with the left or right margin, or centred between them. In combination, as quad left, quad right, or quad centre.
  • (informal) An informal strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, focused on Asian security matters.
  • (by extension) A grouping of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India.
  • (UK politics, historical) A coalition committee that resolved party disputes during the Cameron–Clegg coalition.
  • (skating) Clipping of quadruple (“kind of jump in figure skating”). [Something that is four times the usual number, amount, size, etc.]
  • Abbreviation of quadrillion BTU. (10¹⁵ BTU)


  • (transitive) To twist four individually insulated conductors together as two pairs of twisted wires that are then twisted together.
  • to ride a quad bike
  • (letterpress typography, transitive, intransitive) To fill spaces in a line of type with quads. Also quad out.
  • (typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting, transitive, intransitive) To align text with the left or right margin, or centre it.


  • Having four shots of espresso.
  • (poker slang) Of or relating to quads.
  • quadrile

Examples of "quad" in Sentences

  • It is a quad core microprocessor.
  • It's the lock in the quad skates.
  • Captors patrol the quad vertically.
  • Every summer there is a concert in the quad.
  • Dorm is in the northwest corner of the quad.
  • South Dorm is in the northwest corner of the quad.
  • A dirty quad is a playground for lurking problems.
  • A prissy scientist named Dr. Quad was also called in.
  • Roll the shoulders back away from the ears and flex the quads.
  • The mountain appears in the Clingmans Dome quad on USGS topographical maps.
  • On Dragon Day, the dragon is paraded across the Arts Quad and then set afire.
  • One of the most important things on a mud quad is aggressive, oversized tires.
  • To skating fans, seeing a quad is as exciting as a Hail Mary, a walk-off grand slam or a hole in one.
  • "The quad is a huge point-getter, but it's only 1.6 more than a triple axel," Olympic champion Scott Hamilton says.
  • This 270cc four-stroke utility quad is liquid cooled and features an electric starter with a recoil backup starter.
  • If you are willing to pay more for synthetic oil, then your quad is probably better off with it than with conventional oil.
  • If the quad is running lean from increased airflow you can install a “2-inch to 1. 5-inch flush reducer” into the end of your airbox intake snorkel.
  • Things will slowly return to normal on campus -- the TP on the quad is already disintegrating from the rain this weekend, and the world of college life will go on as the freshmen come to campus in a few weeks.
  • And then his great vision, but his great failure, was in introducing what he called a quad plan, which was breaking up this somewhat amorphous college where the students didn't know each other so well anymore and where they were distracted by extracurricular affairs and living off the campus and so on, by organizing separate colleges which later Harvard took up in the house plan in the college plan house plan, and Yale took up in the college plan.

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