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Definition of "square" [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)

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.

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."