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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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Definition: Similar or Containing

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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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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