Definitions of square

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To make square; multiply by itself.
  5. To balance, as accounts; settle; make even.
  6. To cause to conform; adapt.
  7. To accord or agree: with with; as, his story does not square with mine; fit.
  8. To form a square; agree.
  9. turn the paddle; in canoeing
  10. cause to match, as of ideas or acts
  11. To be at right angles.
  12. To fit; agree.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. someone who doesn't understand what is going on
  16. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  17. the product of two equal terms; " nine is the second power of three"; " gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
  18. 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"
  19. any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; " a checkerboard has 64 squares"
  20. 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.
  21. Squareness.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. A figure having four equal sides and four right angles.
  25. Any object that is square.
  26. A block or an open space, as in a city.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. in a straight direct way; " looked him squarely in the eye"; " ran square into me"
  30. with honesty and fairness; " dealt squarely with his customers"; " always treated me square"
  31. Squarely.
  32. ( informal) leaving no balance; " my account with you is now all square"
  33. something approximating the shape of a square
  34. raise to the second power
  35. position so as to be square; " He squared his shoulders"
  36. pay someone and settle a debt; " I squared with him"
  37. be compatible with; " one idea squares with another"
  38. rigidly conventional or old- fashioned
  39. leaving no balance; " my account with you is now all square"
  40. having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; " a square peg in a round hole"; " a square corner"
  41. The corner, or angle, of a figure.
  42. A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.
  43. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so
  44. A square piece or fragment.
  45. A pane of glass.
  46. A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.
  47. One hundred superficial feet.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Hence, a pattern or rule.
  51. 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.
  52. Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
  53. A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.
  54. Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.
  55. The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.
  56. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.
  57. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.
  58. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.
  59. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.
  60. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.
  61. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.
  62. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.
  63. 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.
  64. To form with four sides and four right angles.
  65. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work.
  66. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
  67. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others.
  68. To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts.
  69. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity.
  70. To hold a quartile position respecting.
  71. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.
  72. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
  73. To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
  74. To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off.
  75. 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.
  76. Having four equal sides and angles: forming a right angle: having a straight front or an outline formed by straight lines.
  77. Having four equal sides and angles; forming a right angle; just; fair.
  78. Being a square.
  79. Characterized by a right angle.
  80. Just; equitable.
  81. Balanced; even.
  82. Solid; satisfying.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
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