Definition of Square one

1. Noun. The situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail. "She has tried to diet but always ends up back at square one"

Generic synonyms: Situation, State Of Affairs



Definition of Square one

1. Noun. (idiomatic) the place where one begins; a lack of progress ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Square One

square leg umpire
square leg umpires
square matrices
square matrix
square meal
square meals
square measure
square meter
square meters
square metre
square metres
square mile
square miles
square nut
square off
square one (current term)
square peg in a round hole
square peg into a round hole
square pyramid
square pyramids
square rigged
square rod
square root
square roots
square sail
square sails
square scooter
square scooters
square shooter
square tab shingle

Literary usage of Square one

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... above that, arid not exceeding sixteen by twenty- four inches square, one and seven eighths cents per pound' above that, and not exceeding twenty-four ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Unpolished cylinder, crown, and common window glass, not exceeding ton by fifteen inches square, one and three eighth ci'nt per pound; above that, ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1864)
"... inches square, one cent and a half per pound ; above that and not exceeding . ... and not exceeding sixteen by twenty- four inches square, one cent per ..."

4. Scribners Monthly by Charles William Wason (1878)
"Now the square one," responded the boy, at the same time laying hold of the circular block. ... That's the square one." " That's the square one," he cried ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1839)
"The complainant filed his bill, stating that, as devisee of James Walker, he claims the fee in lot numbered six, in square one hundred and six, ..."

6. The Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser by John Paul Campbell (1854)
"Terms of Advertising:—One square, one insertion, 50 cents; one squ;iro, three insertions, $1; one square, one week, $1 75; one square one month, $4 50; ..."

7. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1846)
"One tract at the village of Na-to-wa-se-pe, of four miles square. One tract at the village of Match-e-be-narh-she-wish, at the head of the ..."

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