Quadrate Quad"rate, a. [L. quadratus squared, p. p. of quadrare to make four-cornered, to make square, to square, to fit, suit, from quadrus square, quattuor four. See {Quadrant}, and cf. {Quadrat}, {Quarry} an arrow, {Square}.] 1. Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square. [1913 Webster]

Figures, some round, some triangle, some quadrate. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square. `` Quadrate and cubical numbers.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

3. Square; even; balanced; equal; exact. [Archaic] `` A quadrate, solid, wise man.'' --Howell. [1913 Webster]

4. Squared; suited; correspondent. [Archaic] `` A generical description quadrate to both.'' --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

{Quadrate bone} (Anat.), a bone between the base of the lower jaw and the skull in most vertebrates below the mammals. In reptiles and birds it articulates the lower jaw with the skull; in mammals it is represented by the malleus or incus. [1913 Webster]

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