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Definition of "square" []

  • A plane figure having four equal sides. (noun)
  • Something having an equal-sided rectangular form: a square of cloth. (noun)
  • A T-shaped or L-shaped instrument for drawing or testing right angles. (noun)
  • Mathematics The product obtained when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself: 49 is the square of 7. (noun)
  • Games Any of the quadrilateral spaces on a board, as in chess. (noun)
  • A plane geometric figure having four equal sides and four right angles (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any object, part, or arrangement having this or a similar shape (noun)
  • An open area in a town, sometimes including the surrounding buildings, which may form a square (noun)
  • The product of two equal factors; the second power (noun)
  • An instrument having two strips of wood, metal, etc, set in the shape of a T or L, used for constructing or testing right angles (noun)
  • The closely-cut area in the middle of a ground on which wickets are prepared (noun)
  • A body of soldiers drawn up in the form of a square (noun)
  • The position of the blade of an oar perpendicular to the surface of the water just before and during a stroke (noun)
  • A person who is old-fashioned in views, customs, appearance, etc (noun)
  • An aspect of about 90° between two planets, etc (noun)
  • A standard, pattern, or rule (noun)
  • Being a square in shape (adjective)
  • Having or forming one or more right angles or being at right angles to something (adjective)
  • Square or rectangular in section (adjective)
  • Denoting a measure of area of any shape (adjective)
  • Denoting a square having a specified length on each side (adjective)
  • Fair and honest (esp in the phrase a square deal) (adjective)
  • Straight, even, or level (adjective)
  • At right angles to the wicket (adjective)
  • In a straight line across the pitch (adjective)
  • (of the sails of a square-rigger) set at right angles to the keel (adjective)
  • Old-fashioned in views, customs, appearance, etc (adjective)
  • Stocky or sturdy (adjective)
  • Having no remaining debts or accounts to be settled (adjective)
  • (of a horse's gait) sound, steady, or regular (adjective)
  • Unequivocal or straightforward (adjective)
  • Neat and tidy (adjective)
  • (of a matrix) having the same number of rows and columns (adjective)
  • To make into a square or similar shape (verb)
  • To raise (a number or quantity) to the second power (verb)
  • To test or adjust for deviation with respect to a right angle, plane surface, etc (verb)
  • To divide into squares (verb)
  • To position so as to be rectangular, straight, or level (verb)
  • To settle (debts, accounts, etc) (verb)
  • To level (the score) in a game, etc (verb)
  • To agree or cause to agree (verb)
  • To turn (an oar) perpendicular to the surface of the water just before commencing a stroke (verb)
  • (in canoeing) to turn (a paddle) perpendicular to the direction of the canoe at the commencement of a stroke (verb)
  • To arrange (something), esp by a corrupt method or come to an arrangement with (someone), as by bribery (verb)
  • In order to be square (adverb)
  • At right angles (adverb)
  • Squarely (adverb)

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Use "square" in a sentence
  • "Population in 1860, remaining the same per Population in 1860, remaining square mile, if area equal to that of South the same per _square mile_, if"
  • "A square, a circle, a triangle, or any other form but that of an _oblong square_, would be eminently incorrect and unmasonic, because such a figure would not be an expression of the symbolic idea which is intended to be conveyed."
  • "Now observe, in the ornament close to the eye, you had _six figures_ and a whole wreath of roses in the space of _a foot and a half_ square; but in the ornament sixty feet from the eye, you have now only ten or twelve large _leaves_ in a space of _eight feet square_! and note also that now there is no attempt whatsoever at the refinement of line and finish of edge which there was in the other example."