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    Definition:
    Square - (n.) The corner, or angle, of a figure.
    Square - (n.) A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.
    Square - (n.) Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so
    Square - (n.) A square piece or fragment.
    Square - (n.) A pane of glass.
    Square - (n.) A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.
    Square - (n.) One hundred superficial feet.
    Square - (n.) 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.
    Square - (n.) 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.
    Square - (n.) Hence, a pattern or rule.
    Square - (n.) 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.
    Square - (n.) Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
    Square - (n.) A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.
    Square - (n.) Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.
    Square - (n.) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.
    Square - (n.) The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.
    Square - (n.) The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.
    Square - (a.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.
    Square - (a.) Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.
    Square - (a.) Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.
    Square - (a.) Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.
    Square - (a.) Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.
    Square - (a.) Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.
    Square - (a.) Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.
    Square - (a.) 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.
    Square - (n.) To form with four sides and four right angles.
    Square - (n.) To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work.
    Square - (n.) To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
    Square - (n.) To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others.
    Square - (n.) To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts.
    Square - (n.) To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity.
    Square - (n.) To hold a quartile position respecting.
    Square - (n.) To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.
    Square - (v. i.) To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
    Square - (v. i.) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
    Square - (v. i.) To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off.
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    Capsquare - (n.) A metal covering plate which passes over the trunnions of a cannon, and holds it in place.
    Foursquare - (a.) Having four sides and four equal angles.
    Squared - (imp. & p. p.) of Square
    Squarely - (adv.) In a square form or manner.
    Squareness - (n.) The quality of being square; as, an instrument to try the squareness of work.
    Squarer - (n.) One who, or that which, squares.
    Squarer - (n.) One who squares, or quarrels; a hot-headed, contentious fellow.
    Square-rigged - (a.) Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.
    Square-toed - (n.) Having the toe square.
    Square-toes - (n.) A precise person; -- used contemptuously or jocularly.
    Three-square - (a.) Having a cross section in the form of an equilateral triangle; -- said especially of a kind of file.
    Try-square - (n.) An instrument used by carpenters, joiners, etc., for laying off right angles off right angles, and testing whether work is square.
    T square - () See under T.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Square - n. 1 rectangle with four equal sides. 2 object of (approximately) this shape. 3 open (usu. Four-sided) area surrounded by buildings. 4 product of a number multiplied by itself (16 is the square of 4). 5 l- or t-shaped instrument for obtaining or testing right angles. 6 slang conventional or old-fashioned person. adj. 1 square-shaped. 2 having or in the form of a right angle (square corner). 3 angular, not round. 4 designating a unit of measure equal to the area of a square whose side is one of the unit specified (square metre). 5 (often foll. By with) level, parallel. 6 (usu. Foll. By to) at right angles. 7 sturdy, squat (a man of square frame). 8 arranged; settled (get things square). 9 (also all square) a with no money owed. B (of scores) equal. 10 fair and honest. 11 direct (met with a square refusal). 12 slang conventional or old-fashioned. adv. 1 squarely (hit me square on the jaw). 2 fairly, honestly. v. (-ring) 1 make square. 2 multiply (a number) by itself. 3 (usu. Foll. By to, with) adjust; make or be suitable or consistent; reconcile. 4 mark out in squares. 5 settle or pay (a bill etc.). 6 place (one's shoulders etc.) Squarely facing forwards. 7 colloq. Pay or bribe (a person). 8 (also absol.) Make the scores of (a match etc.) Equal. back to square one colloq. Back to the starting-point with no progress made. Out of square not at right angles. Square the circle 1 construct a square equal in area to a given circle. 2 do what is impossible. Square peg in a round hole see *peg. Square up settle an account etc. Square up to 1 move threateningly towards (a person). 2 face and tackle (a difficulty etc.) Resolutely. squarely adv. Squareness n. Squarish adj. [french esquare, latin quadra]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Fair and square - adv. Exactly; straightforwardly.
    Four-square - adj. 1 solidly based. 2 steady, resolute. adv. Steadily, resolutely.
    Set square - n. Right-angled triangular plate for drawing lines, esp. At 90, 45, 60, or 30.
    Square-bashing - n. Slang military drill on a barrack-square.
    Square brackets - n.pl. Brackets of the form [ ].
    Square dance - n. Dance with usu. Four couples facing inwards from four sides.
    Square deal - n. Fair bargain or treatment.
    Square leg - n. Fielding position in cricket at some distance on the batsman's leg side and nearly opposite the stumps.
    Square meal - n. Substantial meal.
    Square measure - n. Measure expressed in square units.
    Square-rigged - adj. With the principal sails at right angles to the length of the ship.
    Square root - n. Number that multiplied by itself gives a specified number.
    T-square - n. T-shaped instrument for drawing right angles.

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