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quad (1) British English

Meaning: an open space between buildings, usually at a school or a university

For example:

  • I'll meet you in the quad at lunchtime.

  • The school's headmaster has decided that handball can longer be played in any of the quads.

Origin: short for "quadrangle"

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone tells you to meet them in the quad, you are probably
  1. on an Australian farm
  2. at a British school
  3. in a Las Vegas casino

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