(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Having four shots of espresso.

2. (poker slang) Of or relating to quads.


1. one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy

Similar word(s): quadruplet

Definition categories: person, sib, sibling

2. a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg

Similar word(s): quadriceps

Definition categories: body, extensor

3. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences

Similar word(s): space

Definition categories: man–made, type

4. a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings

Similar word(s): quadrangle

Definition categories: man–made, area


1. (letterpress typography, transitive, intransitive) To fill spaces in a line of type with quads. Also quad out.

2. (typography, phototypesetting and digital typesetting, transitive, intransitive) To align text with the left or right margin, or centre it.