variant of .
word-forming element meaning “four, having four, consisting of four,” variant of quadri-, especially before -p-, from an older form of the element, which perhaps was influenced later by tri-.
[kwo-droo-muh-nuh s] /kwɒˈdru mə nəs/ adjective 1. four-handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys. /kwɒˈdruːmənəs/ adjective 1. (of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands quadrumanous (kwŏ-dr’mə-nəs) Having four feet and using all four feet as hands, as primates other than humans do. The big […]
[kwod-roo-meyn] /ˈkwɒd rʊˌmeɪn/ noun 1. a quadrumanous animal, as a monkey.
[kwod] /kwɒd/ Printing. noun 1. Also called quadrat. a piece of type metal of less height than the lettered types, serving to cause a blank in printed matter, used for spacing. verb (used with object), quadded, quadding. 2. to space out (matter) by means of quads. /kwɒd/ noun 1. short for quadrangle (sense 2) /kwɒd/ […]
[kwo-druhm-ver] /kwɒˈdrʌm vər/ noun 1. a member of a quadrumvirate.