Quadrangle (noun)

  1. A figure with four sides and four angles.
  2. A four-sided area surrounded by buildings, especially a courtyard.
  3. A flat-topped mountain peak with four steep sides.


Late middle english: from old french, from quadri- "four" + -angle "angle".


  1. The quadrangle of the castle was surrounded by battlements and towers.
  2. The students used the quadrangle as a place to relax and study.
  3. The climbers had to cross a dangerous and exposed quadrangle to reach the summit.
  4. The mathematical concept of a quadrangle is used in geometry to describe a shape with four sides.
  5. The aerial view of the quadrangle showed its perfect geometric symmetry.
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