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"
Category relationships: Geometry
Generic synonyms: Regular Polygon, Rectangle
Specialized synonyms: Quadrate
2. Verb. Make square. "Square the wood with a file"
3. Adjective. Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle. "A square corner"
Also: Angular, Angulate
Derivative terms: Squareness
4. Adverb. In a straight direct way. "Ran square into me"
5. Noun. The product of two equal terms. "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
6. Verb. Raise to the second power.
7. Adjective. Characterized by honesty and fairness. "A square deal"
Attributes: Honestness, Honesty
Also: Honest, Honorable, Lawful
Similar to: Aboveboard, Straightforward, Guileless, Transparent, Straightarrow
Derivative terms: Straightness
8. Adverb. In a square shape. "Folded the sheet of paper square"
9. Noun. An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
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
10. Verb. Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
11. Adjective. Providing abundant nourishment. "Four square meals a day"
Similar to: Wholesome
Derivative terms: Substantialness
12. Adverb. Firmly and solidly. "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
13. Noun. Something approximating the shape of a square.
14. Verb. Position so as to be square. "He squared his shoulders"
15. Adjective. Leaving no balance. "My account with you is now all square"
16. Noun. Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
17. Verb. Be compatible with. "One idea squares with another"
18. Adjective. Without evasion or compromise. "He is not being as straightforward as it appears"
Similar to: Direct
Derivative terms: Straightness, Straightforwardness, Straightforwardness
19. Noun. A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Conservative, Conservativist
20. Verb. Pay someone and settle a debt. "I squared with him"
21. Adjective. Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
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"
23. Verb. Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
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"
25. Verb. Turn the oar, while rowing.
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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
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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: ..."