Definition of Square

1. Noun. (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon. "You can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"

Exact synonyms: Foursquare
Category relationships: Geometry
Generic synonyms: Regular Polygon, Rectangle
Specialized synonyms: Quadrate

2. Adverb. In a straight direct way. "Ran square into me"
Exact synonyms: Squarely

3. Verb. Make square. "Square the wood with a file"
Exact synonyms: Square Up
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

4. Adjective. Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle. "A square corner"
Similar to: Quadrate, Right-angled, Squared, Squarish
Also: Angular, Angulate
Antonyms: Round
Derivative terms: Squareness

5. Adverb. In a square shape. "Folded the sheet of paper square"
Exact synonyms: Squarely

6. Noun. The product of two equal terms. "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
Exact synonyms: Second Power
Generic synonyms: Number

7. Verb. Raise to the second power.
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Multiply

8. Adjective. Characterized by honesty and fairness. "A square deal"
Exact synonyms: Straight
Attributes: Honestness, Honesty
Also: Honest, Honorable, Lawful
Similar to: Aboveboard, Straightforward, Guileless, Transparent, Straightarrow
Antonyms: Crooked
Derivative terms: Straightness

9. Adjective. Providing abundant nourishment. "Four square meals a day"
Exact synonyms: Hearty, Satisfying, Solid, Substantial
Similar to: Wholesome
Derivative terms: Substantialness

10. Adverb. Firmly and solidly. "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
Exact synonyms: Squarely

11. Noun. An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
Exact synonyms: Public Square
Group relationships: City
Specialized synonyms: Trafalgar Square
Specialized synonyms: Piazza, Place, Plaza
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract

12. Verb. Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
Generic synonyms: Adapt, Adjust, Conform

13. Verb. Position so as to be square. "He squared his shoulders"
Generic synonyms: Position
Specialized synonyms: Even Up, Jog, Square Up

14. Adjective. Leaving no balance. "My account with you is now all square"
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Paid

15. Noun. Something approximating the shape of a square.
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

16. Verb. Be compatible with. "One idea squares with another"
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally

17. Adjective. Without evasion or compromise. "He is not being as straightforward as it appears"

18. Noun. Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
Exact synonyms: Lame
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton

19. Verb. Pay someone and settle a debt. "I squared with him"
Generic synonyms: Settle

20. Noun. A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
Exact synonyms: Square Toes
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Conservative, Conservativist

21. Adjective. Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
Exact synonyms: Straight
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Similar to: Conventional

22. Noun. Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles. "A checkerboard has 64 squares"
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Group relationships: Checker Board, Checkerboard

23. Verb. Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
Exact synonyms: Feather
Generic synonyms: Paddle
Derivative terms: Feather

24. Noun. A hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles. "The carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
Specialized synonyms: Carpenter's Square, Try Square, T-square
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool

25. Verb. Turn the oar, while rowing.
Exact synonyms: Feather
Generic synonyms: Row
Derivative terms: Feather, Feathering

Definition of Square

1. n. The corner, or angle, of a figure.

2. a. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.

3. v. t. To form with four sides and four right angles.

4. v. i. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

Definition of Square

1. Noun. Any simple object with four nearly straight and nearly equal sides meeting at nearly right angles. ¹

2. Noun. An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles. ¹

3. Noun. An open space in a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye. ¹

4. Noun. A cell in a grid. ¹

5. Noun. (geometry) A polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) The second power of a number, value, term or expression. ¹

7. Noun. (military) A body of troops drawn up in a square formation. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s ¹

9. Noun. (British) The symbol # on a telephone; hash. ¹

10. Noun. (cricket) The central area of a cricket field, containing several pitches laid out next to one another - only one being used at a time. ¹

11. Noun. (context: real estate jargon) A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, ie. 100 square feet or roughly 9.3 square metres. Used in real estate for the size of a house or its rooms, though progressively being replaced by square metres in metric countries such as Australia. ¹

12. Noun. (context: roofing) A unit used in measuring roof area equivalent to 100 square feet (9.29 m2) of roof area. ¹

13. Noun. (North America) A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert. ¹

14. Noun. (context: academia) A mortarboard ¹

15. Noun. (colloquial US) A square meal. ¹

16. Adjective. Shaped like a square (the polygon). ¹

17. Adjective. At right angles to. ¹

18. Adjective. Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself. ¹

19. Adjective. Honest; straightforward. ¹

20. Adjective. Fair. ¹

21. Adjective. Even; tied ¹

22. Adjective. (slang) Socially conventional; boring. ¹

23. Adjective. (cricket) in line with the batsman's popping crease. ¹

24. Adjective. Correctly aligned with respect to something else ¹

25. Verb. (transitive) To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else. ¹

26. Verb. To resolve. ¹

27. Verb. To adjust or adapt so as to bring into harmony ''with'' something. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive mathematics) Of a value, term(,) or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power. ¹

29. Verb. (transitive) To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as. ¹

30. Verb. (soccer) To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch ¹

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Definition of Square

1. having four equal sides and four right angles; rigidly conventional [adj SQUARER, SQUAREST] / to make square [v SQUARED, SQUARING, SQUARES] - See also: square

Medical Definition of Square

1. 1. The corner, or angle, of a figure. A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles. 2. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so; as: A square piece or fragment. "He bolted his food down his capacious throat in squares of three inches." (Sir W. Scott) A pane of glass. One hundred superficial feet. 3. An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets. "The statue of Alexander VII. Stands in the large square of the town." (Addison) 4. An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of several forms, as the T square, the carpenter's square, the try-square, etc. 5. Hence, a pattern or rule. 6. The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. 11. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. 12. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. Geometrical square. See Quadrat. Hollow square, a formation of troops in the shape of a square, each side consisting of four or five ranks, and the colours, officers, horses, etc, occupying the middle. Least square, Magic square, etc. See Least, Magic, etc. On the square, or Upon the square, in an open, fair manner; honestly, or upon honor. On, or Upon, the square with, upon equality with; even with. To be all squares, to be all settled. To be at square, to be in a state of quarreling. To break no square, to give no offense; to make no difference. To break squares, to depart from an accustomed order. To see how the squares go, to see how the game proceeds; a phrase taken from the game of chess, the chessboard being formed with squares. Origin: OF. Esquarre, esquierre, F. Equerre a carpenter's square (cf. It. Squadra), fr. (assumed) LL. Exquadrare to make square; L. Ex + quadrus a square, fr. Quattuor four. See Four, and cf. Quadrant, Squad, Squer a square. 1. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. 2. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. 3. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame. 4. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. "She's a most truimphant lady, if report be square to her." (Shak) 5. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing. 6. Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square. 7. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. "By Heaven, square eaters. More meat, I say." (Beau. & Fl) 8. at right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced. Square is often used in self-explaining compounds or combination, as in square-built, square-cornered, square-cut, square-nosed, etc. Square foot, an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelwe inches; 144 square inches. Square knot, a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. Square measure, the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as, square inches, square feet, square meters, etc. Square number. See square. Square root of a number or quantity, a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a round stern, which has no transom. Three-square, Five-square, etc, having three, five, etc, equal sides; as, a three-square file. To get square with, to get even with; to pay off. 1. To form with four sides and four right angles. 2. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work. 3. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard. 4. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others. "Square my trial To my proportioned strength." (Milton) 5. To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. 6. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity. 7. To hold a quartile position respecting. "The icy Goat and Crab that square the Scales." (Creech) 8. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. To square one's shoulders, to raise the shoulders so as to give them a square appearance, a movement expressing contempt or dislike. To square the circle, to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. The solution of this famous problem is now generally admitted to be impossible. Origin: Cf. OF. Escarrer, esquarrer. See Square. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Square

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Literary usage of Square

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1897)
"Children's room, 1500 square feet to 2000 square feet; 1000 feet of shelving; ... Library for the blind, 800 square feet; 20 readers; 125 feet of shelving. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"For a square of the sixth order the first auxiliary square E is constructed ... Observe that in the case of a singly even magic square it will be necessary ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"On this latter coast, Hecate Straits (20000 square miles) and the straits between Vancouver Island and the mainland, namely, the straits of Georgia and Fuca ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Other interpreters have suggested the number 5040, which is the number of citizens in the Laws ; or 17500, which is the addition of the square of 1 ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The square root of fractions may be found by extracting the root of the numerator ... Illustration of the method employed in finding the square root of 576: ..."

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