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Quadrangle meaning

quadrangle - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.
  2. 2. A square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, esp. such a court in a college or public school in England.
  3. 3. Plane figure of four equal sides and angles.
  4. 4. Quadrangular.

quadrangle - examples of usage

  1. He, at length, broke his way past the affrighted females, and terror- stricken monks, who impeded his course; but the strength with which his eagerness to proceed inspired him, was even greater than that which their fear gave to the latter; and, triumphing over all obstacles, he reached a large quadrangle, on the right of which appeared a broad staircase, which he knew must lead in the direction where Clara had been. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. He also designed the western towers of Westminster Abbey, often wrongly ascribed to Wren, and the second quadrangle of All Souls' College, Oxford. - "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them", Sidney Heath.
  3. Charles closed the lid, seated himself upon it, drew up his legs, and gazed out across the quadrangle. - "Hetty Wesley", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
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