Rectangular open space completely or partially enclosed by buildings of an academic or civic character. The grounds of a quadrangle are often grassy or landscaped. Such an area, intended as an environment for contemplation, study, or relaxation, was a feature of monastic establishments and the colleges that evolved from them. The quadrangular layout at New College in Oxford University (completed 1386), with its partially connected buildings, was enormously influential in subsequent collegiate building.
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Quad squads help four turn 50; Most of the partygoers came in fours to the unusual gathering in Sleepy Eye, Minn. "I figured this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing," said the mother of one set of quads who drove up from Ohio.(NEWS)
May 08, 2000; The 13-year-old McNicholas quadruplets grasped the 7-year-old Durst quads by the hands and whirled them around. The...