Definition of quadrangle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwɒdræŋɡl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːdræŋɡl//
(formal) (rather informal quad) In school
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an open square area that has buildings all around it, especially in a school or college It has a large central quadrangle entered from the south side. See related entries: In school Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin quadrangulum ‘square’, neuter of quadrangulus, from Latin quadri- ‘four’ + angulus ‘corner, angle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quadrangle