(obsolete) A pustule.
(chemistry) A quaternary ammonium cation.
(obsolete) An annoying, worthless person.
(obsolete) To satiate.
* 1757', , ''The Author'', Act II, Scene ii, '''1765 , ''The Dramatic Works , Volume 1,
- Mrs. Cad. Well, come, begin and ?tart me, that I may come the ?ooner to quatting ——Hu?h ! here?s Si?ter ; what the deuce brought her !
- Ye hae grown proud since ye quatted the begging. — Scottish proverb, said satirically.
(informal) A quadrangle (courtyard).
*2014 , Walker Orenstein, for Norwest Asian Weekly,
Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus :
*:Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.
(informal) A quadruplet (infant).
short for quadrilateral
(informal) A quadriceps muscle.
Four shots of espresso.
A quad bike.
(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.
* quad bike
* quad strip
* quad ruled
Having four shots of espresso.
(poker slang) Of or relating to .
* quadr-, quadri-
1785 Quads.'' pl, 1847 ''quads , verb 1876. From the abbreviation , for obsolete quadrat. Keyboard command is named for the verb sense.
(metal type) A blank metal block used to fill short lines of type.
* 1853 , , “Household Words”, n 160 (April 16),
* 1979 , Marshall Lee, Bookmaking ,
- “Quadrats, sir. We call 'em quads'.” . . . ' Quads are the spaces left between the paragraphs that come white on the paper. If you look here, at this page that is set-up, you will see that they are deeper than the spaces left between the words and letters—regular little trenches.
* 2005 , Phil Baines and Andrew Haslam, Type & Typography , 2nd ed,
- Horizontal spacing is further divided into multiples and fractions of the em. The multiples are called quads'' . The fractions are called ''spaces .
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 .
- Other larger spaces – known as quads – were used to space out lines.
* em space
* quadrat (obsolete)
* em quad,
* en quad
* mutton quad
* quad center/quad centre, quad left, quad middle, quad right
(metal type, 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.