"square" in the noun sense
1. square, foursquare
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"
2. square, second power
the product of two equal terms
"nine is the second power of three"
"gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
3. public square, square
an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
something approximating the shape of a square
5. square, lame
someone who doesn't understand what is going on
6. square, square toes
a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
"a checkerboard has 64 squares"
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"
"square" in the verb sense
1. square, square up
"Square the circle"
"square the wood with a file"
raise to the second power
cause to match, as of ideas or acts
position so as to be square
"He squared his shoulders"
be compatible with
"one idea squares with another"
pay someone and settle a debt
"I squared with him"
7. feather, square
turn the paddle in canoeing
8. feather, square
turn the oar, while rowing
"square" in the adjective sense
having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
"a square peg in a round hole"
"a square corner"
2. straight, square
characterized by honesty and fairness
"a square deal"
3. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial
providing abundant nourishment
"a hearty meal"
"good solid food"
"ate a substantial breakfast"
"four square meals a day"
leaving no balance
"my account with you is now all square"
5. square, straightforward, straight
without evasion or compromise
"a square contradiction"
"he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
6. square, straight
rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
"square" in the adverb sense
1. squarely, square
in a straight direct way
"looked him squarely in the eye"
"ran square into me"
2. squarely, square
in a square shape
"a squarely cut piece of paper"
"folded the sheet of paper square"
3. squarely, square
firmly and solidly
"hit the ball squarely"
"the bat met the ball squarely"
"planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
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