Word Of The Week (WOW #43)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2
It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.
If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

WOW-2Word:

Quadruped

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • Quadrupedal: adjective
  • Quadrupedalism: noun
  • Quadrupeds: plural noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd/
  • quad-ru-ped
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Meaning:

  • An animal which has four feet, especially an ungulate mammal (a hoofed mammal.)

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Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from French quadrupède or Latin quadrupesquadruped-, from quadru-‘four’ + pesped- ‘foot’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Smell is very important to quadrupeds.
  • Horses and cows are quadrupeds.

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  • There are certain muscles that quadrupeds have and humans don’t.

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