Quadragesima Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, about forty days before Easter.

(Quad`ra*ges"i*mal) a. [Cf. F. quadragésimal.] Belonging to Lent; used in Lent; Lenten.

(Quad`ra*ges"i*mals) n. pl. Offerings formerly made to the mother church of a diocese on Mid- Lent Sunday.

(Quad"ran`gle) n. [F., fr. L. quadrangulum; quattuor four + angulus an angle. See Four, and Angle a corner.]

1. (Geom.) A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.

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.

(Quad*ran"gu*lar) a. [Cf. F. quadrangulaire.] Having four angles, and consequently four sides; tetragonal.Quad*ran"gu*lar*ly, adv.

(||Quad"rans) n.; pl. Quadrantes [L.]

1. (Rom. Antiq.) A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.

2. The fourth of a penny; a farthing. See Cur.

(Quac"kle) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Quackled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Querken.] To suffocate; to choke. [Prov. Eng.]

(Quack"sal*ver) n. [D. kwakzalver; cf. kwakzalven to quack or boast of one's salves. See Quack, Salve, n.] One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank. [Obs.] Burton.

(Quad Quade) , a. [Akin to AS. cw&aemacrd, cwead, dung, evil, G. kot, dung, OHG. quat.] Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind. [Obs.]

Sooth play, quad play, as the Fleming saith.

(Quad), n. (Print.) A quadrat.

(Quad), n. (Arch.) A quadrangle; hence, a prison. [Cant or Slang]

(||Quad"ra) n.; pl. Quadræ [L., a square, the socle, a platband, a fillet.] (Arch.) (a) The plinth, or lowest member, of any pedestal, podium, water table, or the like. (b) A fillet, or listel.

(Quad"ra*ble) a.[See Quadrate.] (Math.) That may be sqyared, or reduced to an equivalent square; — said of a surface when the area limited by a curve can be exactly found, and expressed in a finite number of algebraic terms.

(Quad`ra*ge*na"ri*ous) a. [L. quadragenarius, fr. qyadrageni forty each.] Consisting of forty; forty years old.

(Quad"ra*gene) n. [LL. quadragena, fr. L. quadrageni forty each, akin to quadraginta forty.] (R. C. Ch.) An indulgence of forty days, corresponding to the forty days of ancient canonical penance.

(||Quad`ra*ges"i*ma) n. [L., fr. quadragesimus the fortieth, fr. quadraginta forty; akin to quattuor four. See Four.] (Eccl.) The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent.

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