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Definitions of square

  1. To suit; to fit; to accord or agree. To square the yards, to place them at right angles with the mast or keel. To square the circle, to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To form with four equal sides and four right angles; to balance; make even; as, to square accounts; multiply by itself; reduce to a given standard; adjust; regulate; as, to square our conduct by a certain rule. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To form like a square: to form with four equal sides and angles: (arith.) to multiply by itself: (naut.) to place at right angles with the keel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make square; multiply by itself. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To balance, as accounts; settle; make even. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To cause to conform; adapt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To accord or agree: with with; as, his story does not square with mine; fit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To form a square; agree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. turn the paddle; in canoeing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. cause to match, as of ideas or acts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To be at right angles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To fit; agree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To form with four equal sides and four right angles; to reduce to a square or to right angles; to adjust; to regulate; to make even; to multiply a number by itself. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To form with four equal sides and four right angles; to reduce to a given standard; to adjust or regulate; to balance; to make even; to multiply into itself, as a number; to suit; to determine the exact contents of in square measure, as the area of a circle; to take up the attitude of a boxer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. someone who doesn't understand what is going on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles; the result reached by multiplying a number by itself; as, 4 is the square of 2; in a town or city, a four-sided space each of whose sides is a street; the distance along one of these sides; as, to walk three squares; an open space bounded by streets and used as a small park; as, Union Square; a mathematical instrument for measuring right angles. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Squareness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. That which is square: a square figure: a four-sided space inclosed by houses: a square body of troops: the length of the side of any figure squared: an instrument for measuring right angles: (arith.) the product of a quantity multiplied by itself. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A square figure; four-sided space inclosed by houses; square body of soldiers; instrument for determining right angles; product of a number multiplied by itself. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Any object that is square. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A block or an open space, as in a city. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles; an area of four sides, with houses on each side; the content of a line squared; a mathematical instrument having one straight edge at right angles to another; rule; regularity; a square body of troops; the product of a number multiplied by itself. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles; a space of ground having four straight sides, with houses fronting inwards erected on at least three sides; the product of a number multiplied by itself; an instr. for drawing straight lines and tracing right angles; a body of troops in the form of a square; level; regularity; rule; conformity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. Squarely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. (informal) leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. something approximating the shape of a square Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. raise to the second power Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. be compatible with; "one idea squares with another" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. The corner, or angle, of a figure. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so Newage Dictionary DB
  45. A square piece or fragment. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. A pane of glass. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. One hundred superficial feet. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. Hence, a pattern or rule. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 / 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  57. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. Newage Dictionary DB
  62. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing. Newage Dictionary DB
  63. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. Newage Dictionary DB
  64. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  65. To form with four sides and four right angles. Newage Dictionary DB
  66. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work. Newage Dictionary DB
  67. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard. Newage Dictionary DB
  68. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others. Newage Dictionary DB
  69. To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. Newage Dictionary DB
  70. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity. Newage Dictionary DB
  71. To hold a quartile position respecting. Newage Dictionary DB
  72. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. Newage Dictionary DB
  73. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit. Newage Dictionary DB
  74. To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel. Newage Dictionary DB
  75. To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off. Newage Dictionary DB
  76. Having four equal sides and four right angles; forming a right angle; as, a square corner; having a broad shape with straight outlines; as, square shoulders; true; upright; honest; just; as, a square deal; balanced; settled; as, our account is square; colloquially, full or satisfying; as, a square meal; changed from a unit of length to a unit of area bounded by four sides of the same length as the original unit of length; as, a square yard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  77. Having four equal sides and angles: forming a right angle: having a straight front or an outline formed by straight lines. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  78. Having four equal sides and angles; forming a right angle; just; fair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  79. Being a square. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. Characterized by a right angle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. Just; equitable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. Balanced; even. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Solid; satisfying. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. Having four equal sides and four right angles; forming a right angle; having a frame formed with straight lines; fair; just; exactly suitable; leaving no balance; at right angles with a vessel's keel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  85. Having four equal sides and four right angles; forming a right angle; having a straight front; not curved or round; fitting; that does equal justice; suitable; even; not leaving a balance; stout; well set; right or honest, as on the square, square-dealing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for square

  1. So far as I've seen anything of life, it is a man's duty to get on his feet as quickly as he can- square away and at it again." – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. I hope I shall be on the square at any rate. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
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