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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

squareskwɛər(n.; v.)squared, squar•ing

  1. (n.)a rectangle having all four sides of equal length.

    Category: Math

  2. something having or resembling this form, as a city block.

  3. an open area formed by the intersecting of two or more streets.

  4. a rectangularly shaped area on a game board.

    Category: Games

  5. a try square,Tsquare, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. the second power of a quantity, expressed as a2=axa, where a is the quantity. a quantity that is the second power of another:

    Four is the square of two.

    Category: Math

  7. Slang. a person who is old-fashioned, conventional, or conservative.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. a flower bud of the cotton plant.

    Category: Botany

  9. Usu., squares.Informal. a square meal:

    three squares a day.

    Category: Informal

  10. (v.t.)to reduce to square, rectangular, or cubical form (often fol. by off).

  11. to mark out in one or more squares or rectangles.

  12. to test with measuring devices for deviation from a right angle, straight line, or plane surface.

  13. to multiply (a number or quantity) by itself; raise to the second power. to describe or find a square that is equivalent in area to:

    to square a circle.

    Category: Math

  14. to bring to the form of a right angle; set at right angles.

    Category: Math

  15. to even the score of (a contest).

    Category: Games

  16. to set (the shoulders and back) in an erect posture.

  17. to make straight, level, or even:

    Square the cloth on the table.

  18. to regulate, as by a standard.

  19. to adjust harmoniously or satisfactorily:

    Can you square such actions with your conscience?

  20. to balance; pay off; settle:

    to square a debt.

  21. Slang. to bribe.

    Category: Status (usage)

  22. (v.i.)to accord; agree:

    That theory does not square with the facts.

  23. square away, to make preparations; get ready. to assume a fighting stance. to put in order.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary, Sport

  24. square off, to assume a fighting stance.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary, Sport

  25. square up, to settle an account.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  26. (adj.)forming a right angle:

    a square corner.

    Category: Math

  27. having four sides and four right angles or three pairs of parallel sides meeting at right angles:

    a square box.

    Category: Math

  28. having the form of a square and designated by a unit of linear measurement forming a side of the square:

    one square foot.

  29. equal to a square of a specified length on a side:

    five miles square.

  30. Naut. being at right angles to the mast and the keel.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  31. having a solid, sturdy form.

  32. straight, level, or even, as a surface.

  33. having all accounts settled.

  34. fair; honest.

  35. straightforward; unequivocal.

  36. Slang. conventional or conservative in style or outlook.

    Category: Status (usage)

  37. (adv.)in square or rectangular form.

  38. at right angles.

    Category: Math

  39. straightforwardly; fairly; honestly.

Idioms for square:

  1. on the square, at right angles. Informal. straightforward; honest.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. out of square, not at right angles. not in agreement.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of square:

1250–1300; < OF esquar(r)e < VL *exquadra, der. of *exquadrāre= L ex-ex -1+quadrāre to square (see quadrate )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. square, foursquare(noun)

    (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(noun)

    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(noun)

    an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

  4. square(noun)

    something approximating the shape of a square

  5. square, lame(noun)

    someone who doesn't understand what is going on

  6. square, square toes(noun)

    a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

  7. square(noun)

    any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

    "a checkerboard has 64 squares"

  8. square(adj)

    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"

  9. square(adj)

    having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

    "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"

  10. straight, square(adj)

    characterized by honesty and fairness

    "straight dealing"; "a square deal"

  11. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial(adj)

    providing abundant nourishment

    "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"

  12. square(p)(adj)

    leaving no balance

    "my account with you is now all square"

  13. square(a), straightforward, straight(adj)

    without evasion or compromise

    "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"

  14. square, straight(verb)

    rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

  15. square, square up(verb)

    make square

    "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"

  16. square(verb)

    raise to the second power

  17. square(verb)

    cause to match, as of ideas or acts

  18. square(verb)

    position so as to be square

    "He squared his shoulders"

  19. square(verb)

    be compatible with

    "one idea squares with another"

  20. square(verb)

    pay someone and settle a debt

    "I squared with him"

  21. feather, square(verb)

    turn the paddle; in canoeing

  22. feather, square(adverb)

    turn the oar, while rowing

  23. squarely, square(adverb)

    in a straight direct way

    "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"

  24. squarely, square(adverb)

    in a square shape

    "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"

  25. squarely, square(adverb)

    firmly and solidly

    "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. square(adjective)ɛər

    in the shape of a square

    a square building

  2. squareɛər

    used in measurements of area

    The house is about 1500 square feet.

  3. squareɛər

    with edges that are not rounded

    the car's square shape; his square jaw

  4. square(noun)ɛər

    º angles

    ***Draw a square.

  5. squareɛər

    an open area of land in a city or town, surrounded by buildings

    the town square

  6. squareɛər

    the result of multiplying a number by itself

    The square of 2 is 4.

  7. squareɛər

    the situation in which you started

    After all that work, we have to go back to square one.

  8. square(verb)ɛər

    to multiply a number by itself

    2 squared equals 4.


  1. square(Noun)

    Any simple object with four nearly straight and nearly equal sides meeting at nearly right angles.

  2. square(Noun)

    An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles.

    There are so many uses for the square, in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications. - The Carpenter's Square

  3. square(Noun)

    An open space in a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye.

  4. square(Noun)

    A cell in a grid.

    You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.

  5. square(Noun)

    A polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees.

  6. square(Noun)

    The second power of a number, value, term or expression.

    64 is the square of 8.

  7. square(Noun)

    A body of troops drawn up in a square formation.

  8. square(Noun)

    A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s

  9. square(Noun)

    The symbol # on a telephone; hash.

    Enter your account number followed by a square.

  10. square(Verb)

    To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else.

    The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared.

  11. square(Verb)

    To resolve.

  12. square(Verb)

    To adjust or adapt so as to bring into harmony with something.

    I cannot square the results of the experiment with my hypothesis.

  13. square(Verb)

    Of a value, term or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.

  14. square(Verb)

    To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as.

    square the circle

  15. square(Verb)

    To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch

  16. square(Noun)

    The central area of a cricket field, containing several pitches laid out next to one another - only one being used at a time.

    An ideal playing area is roughly circular in shape with a central area, the cricket square, measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.

  17. square(Noun)

    A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, ie. 100 square feet or roughly 9.3 square metres. Used in real estate for the size of a house or its rooms, though progressively being replaced by square metres in metric countries such as Australia.

  18. square(Noun)

    A unit used in measuring roof area equivalent to 100 square feet (9.29 m2) of roof area.

  19. square(Noun)

    A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert.

  20. square(Noun)

    A mortarboard

  21. square(Noun)

    A square meal.

    Even when times were tough, we got three squares a day.

  22. square(Adjective)

    Shaped like a square (the polygon).

  23. square(Adjective)

    At right angles to.

  24. square(Adjective)

    Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself.

  25. square(Adjective)

    Honest; straightforward.

    It may be prison, but at least I'm getting three square meals a day.

  26. square(Adjective)


    I'm just looking for a square deal on my car repair.

  27. square(Adjective)

    Even; tied

    The sides were square at the end of the half.

  28. square(Adjective)

    Socially conventional; boring.

  29. square(Adjective)

    in line with the batsman's popping crease.

  30. square(Adjective)

    Correctly aligned with respect to something else

  31. Origin: From esquarre ( équerre), from Vulgar Latin *, from quadra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Square(noun)

    the corner, or angle, of a figure

  2. Square(noun)

    a parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles

  3. Square(noun)

    hence, anything which is square, or nearly so

  4. Square(noun)

    a square piece or fragment

  5. Square(noun)

    a pane of glass

  6. Square(noun)

    a certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers

  7. Square(noun)

    one hundred superficial feet

  8. Square(noun)

    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

  9. Square(noun)

    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

  10. Square(noun)

    hence, a pattern or rule

  11. Square(noun)

    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

  12. Square(noun)

    exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule

  13. Square(noun)

    a body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron

  14. Square(noun)

    fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level

  15. Square(noun)

    the position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate

  16. Square(noun)

    the act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel

  17. Square(noun)

    the front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered

  18. Square(adj)

    having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure

  19. Square(adj)

    forming a right angle; as, a square corner

  20. Square(adj)

    having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame

  21. Square(adj)

    exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just

  22. Square(adj)

    rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing

  23. Square(adj)

    even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square

  24. Square(adj)

    leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous

  25. Square(adj)

    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

  26. Square(noun)

    to form with four sides and four right angles

  27. Square(noun)

    to form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work

  28. Square(noun)

    to compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard

  29. Square(noun)

    to adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others

  30. Square(noun)

    to make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts

  31. Square(noun)

    to multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity

  32. Square(noun)

    to hold a quartile position respecting

  33. Square(noun)

    to place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards

  34. Square(verb)

    to accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit

  35. Square(verb)

    to go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel

  36. Square(verb)

    to take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off


  1. Square

    In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles. It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length. A square with vertices ABCD would be denoted ABCD. The square is the n=2 case of the families of n-hypercubes and n-orthoplexes.


  1. Square

    Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'square' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2529

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'square' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1990

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'square' in Nouns Frequency: #901

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'square' in Adjectives Frequency: #496

Translations for square

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having the shape of a square or right angle

I need a square piece of paper; He has a short, square body / a square chin.

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