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Definitions of square:

  • noun:   a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles
    Example: "The carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
  • noun:   any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
    Example: "A checkerboard has 64 squares"
  • noun:   a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
  • noun:   someone who doesn't understand what is going on
  • noun:   the product of two equal terms
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
  • noun:   (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    Example: "You can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
  • noun:   something approximating the shape of a square
  • noun:   an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  • verb:   pay someone and settle a debt
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • verb:   be compatible with
    Example: "One idea squares with another"
  • verb:   cause to match, as of ideas or acts
  • verb:   raise to the second power
  • verb:   make square
    Example: "Square the circle"
  • verb:   position so as to be square
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • verb:   turn the oar, while rowing
  • verb:   turn the paddle; in canoeing
  • adjective:   characterized by honesty and fairness
    Example: "A square deal"
  • adjective:   having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
    Example: "A square peg in a round hole"
  • adjective:   rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  • adverb:   firmly and solidly
    Example: "Hit the ball squarely"
  • adverb:   in a square shape
    Example: "A squarely cut piece of paper"
  • adverb:   with honesty and fairness
    Example: "Dealt squarely with his customers"
  • adverb:   in a straight direct way
    Example: "Looked him squarely in the eye"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11624)


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