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Definitions of square

  1. turn the oar, while rowing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. turn the paddle; in canoeing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. someone who doesn't understand what is going on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. cause to match, as of ideas or acts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. (informal) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (informal) leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. something approximating the shape of a square Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. raise to the second power Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. be compatible with; "one idea squares with another" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. Absolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The corner, or angle, of a figure. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so Newage Dictionary DB
  32. A square piece or fragment. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A pane of glass. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. 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
  35. One hundred superficial feet. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Hence, a pattern or rule. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. 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
  48. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. 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
  53. To form with four sides and four right angles. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others. Newage Dictionary DB
  57. To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. To hold a quartile position respecting. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit. Newage Dictionary DB
  62. To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel. Newage Dictionary DB
  63. To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off. Newage Dictionary DB
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Squarely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. Squareness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Having four equal sides and angles; forming a right angle; just; fair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  75. To form a square; agree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  76. To make square; multiply by itself. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. To balance, as accounts; settle; make even. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. To cause to conform; adapt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. To be at right angles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. To fit; agree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. Being a square. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. Characterized by a right angle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Just; equitable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. Balanced; even. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. Solid; satisfying. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  87. Any object that is square. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. An instrument by which to measure or lay out right angles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. A block or an open space, as in a city. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. mso.anu.edu.au
  98. A query language, a precursor to SQL.["Specifying Queries as Relational Expressions: The SQUAREData Sublanguage", R.E. Boyce et al, CACM 18(11):621-628 (Nov1975)]. foldoc_fs
  99. The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 ; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2. dictgcide_fs
  100. 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. dictgcide_fs
  101. To form with four equal sides and four right angles. dictgcide_fs
  102. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square masons' work. dictgcide_fs
  103. To make even, so as to leave no remainder or difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. dictgcide_fs
  104. To take a boxing attitude; often with up, sometimes with off. dictgcide_fs
  105. skw[=a]r; adj. having four equal sides and angles: forming a right angle: having a straight front or an outline formed by straight lines: exact suitable, fitting: true, that does equal justice, fair, honest: even, leaving no balance, settled, as accounts: directly opposed, complete, unequivocal: solid, full, satisfying.--n. that which is square: a square figure: a four-sided space enclosed 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: due proportion, order, honesty, equity, fairness.--v.t. to form like a square: to form with four equal sides and angles: (arith.) to multiply by itself: to reduce to any given measure or standard, to adjust, regulate: (naut.) to place at right angles with the mast or keel.--v.i. to suit, fit: to accord or agree: to take an attitude of offence and defence, as a boxer.--adj. SQUARE'-BUILT, of a square build or shape.--adv. SQUARE'LY, in a square form or manner.--ns. SQUARE'-MEAS'URE, a system of measures applied to surfaces, of which the unit is the square of the lineal unit; SQUARE'NESS.--adj. SQUARE'-PIERCED (her.), designating a charge perforated with a square opening so as to show the field.--n. SQU[=A]'RER, one who, or that which, squares: (Shak.) a fighting, quarrelsome person.--adj. SQUARE'-RIGGED, having the chief sails square, and extended by yards suspended by the middle at right angles to the masts--opposed to Fore-and-aft.--ns. SQUARE'-ROOT, that root which being multiplied into itself produces the given number or quantity; SQUARE'-SAIL, a four-sided sail extended by yards suspended by the middle at right angles to the mast.--adj. SQUARE'-TOED.--n. SQUARE'-TOES, an old-fashioned, punctilious person.--adj. SQU[=A]'RISH.--SQUARE THE CIRCLE, to determine the area of a circle in square measure.--ON THE SQUARE, honestly. [O. Fr. esquarre (Fr. équerre)--L. ex-quadr[=a]re, to square--quadrus, conn. with quatuor, four.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  106. Equilateral rectangle; object (approximately) of this shape; quadrilateral area planted with trees &c. or ornamentally laid out& surrounded with buildings esp. dwelling-houses, as Trafalgar S., Russell S., lives in the next s.; block of buildings bounded by four streets; L-shaped or (T-s.) T-shaped instrument for obtaining or testing right angles; out of s., not at right angles; standard, pattern, (usu. fig., & archaic exc. on the s., fairly, honestly, as can be trusted to act on the s., by the s., exactly); product of a number multiplied by itself, as the s. of 9 is 81, of x is x, 9 is a perfect s. (has rational root); body of infantry drawn up in rectangular form, hollow s., so drawn up with space in middle for baggage &c., or with files facing in wards to receive orders from officers in central space; (also word-s.) set of words (to be guessed from description&) arranged in a s. so as to read a like across& down wards (e.g. cab ace bed); magic s.; (about) 100 s. ft as measure of flooring &c. (Adj.) of s. shape; s. foot, inch, &c., (area equal to that of) s. whose side is a foot, inch, &c., s. measure (expressed in s. feet &c.); rectangular, as table with s. corners; at right angles to; s. number, s. of an integer, e.g. 1, 4, 9, 16, &c.; s. root of a given number, number of which it is the s., as the s. root of 9 is 3, of x is x, of 2 is irrational; (of card games) played by two pairs of partners each player facing partner; having the breadth more nearly equal to the length or height than is usual, as a man of s. frame; angular, not round, as s. peg in round hole, has a s. jaw; properly arranged, in good order, as must tidy up& get things s.; thorough, uncompromising, as was met with a s. refusal, made a s. meal; fair, honest, as his play is not always quite s.; on a proper footing, even, quits, as am now s. with all the world, get s. with (pay, compound with) our creditors; s.-built, of comparatively broad shape; s.-leg (crick.), fielder at some distance to batsman\'s left& nearly opposite wicket, his place, as was put at s.-leg; s. -rigged, with principal sails extended by horizontal yards slung to mast by the middle, opp. to fore-&-aft rigged; squaresail, four-cornered sail extended on yard slung to mast by middle esp. on fore-&-aft rigged vessel; s.-shouldered, with broad& not sloping shoulders, esp. opp. to round-shouldered; s.-toed, (having boots) with s. toes, (fig.) formal, prim; s.-toes, s.-toed person. Hence squarely adv., squareness n., squarish a. (Adv.) squarely, as sat s. on his seat, hit him s. on the jaw, do you think he plays s. (fair)?, fair& s. (Vb) make s.; make rectangular, give rectangular edges to (timber); multiply (number) by itself, as 3 squared is 9, x squared is written x; adjust, make or be suitable to or consistent with, reconcile, as decline to s. my conduct to or with his interests, his practice does not s. or he does not 8. his practice with his principles; settle, pay, (bill &c.), esp. s. accounts with (fig. have revenge on); (colloq.) pay, esp. bribe, as can you s. the porter?, has been squared to hold his tongue; secure acquiescence &c. of (person) thus; assume attitude of boxer, move up to (person) thus; s. the circle, construct s. equal in area to given circle, express area of circle exactly in s. measure. (fig.) perform demonstrable impossibility; (Naut.) lay (yards) at right angles with keel making them at same time horizontal, get (dead-eyes) horizontal, get (ratlines) horizontal& parallel to one another. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  107. (Math.) To square a number is to multiply it by itself; the Square root of a number is one which produces the number when multiplied by itself; thus, the square of 5 is 5 x 5, or 25 ; the square root of 25 is 5. See Quadrilateral. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  108. (Mil.) Toform Square, an infantry evolution for the purpose of resisting cavalry; the centre being hollow, and the sides four deep, facing outwards. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  109. An instrument formed of two pieces of wood fastened at right angles, used by joiners, etc., for testing square work. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  110. In Printing, a number of lines forming a square portion of a column. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  111. n. [Latin] A rectilineal figure having four equal sides and four right angles ; - hence, that which is square or nearly so, or is reckoned by squares or square measure;-an area of four sides with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses;-also, an open place formed by the intersection of two or more streets;-in arithmetic and algebra, the product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; -a carpenter's or joiner's instrument, consisting of two flat rules joined perpendicularly at their extremities, so as to form a right angle ;-also, a rule fastened perpendicularly to the middle part of another, called from its form a T square;-hence, conformity ; regularity ; exactness of form ;-due proportion: justness in conduct or dealing ; - level ; equality. Cabinet Dictionary

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