# Meaning of 'square'

## Meaning of 'square' (Webster Dictionary)

- Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square
figure.

- Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

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

- Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

- Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.

- Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.

- Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

- 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. - The corner, or angle, of a figure.

- A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.

- Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so

- A square piece or fragment.

- A pane of glass.

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

- One hundred superficial feet.

- 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.

- 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.

- Hence, a pattern or rule.

- 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.

- Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.

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

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

- The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.

- The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.

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

- To form with four sides and four right angles.

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

- To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.

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

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

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

- To hold a quartile position respecting.

- To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. - To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

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

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

- Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

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

- Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

- Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.

- Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.

- Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

- 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. - The corner, or angle, of a figure.

- A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.

- Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so

- A square piece or fragment.

- A pane of glass.

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

- One hundred superficial feet.

- 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.

- 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.

- Hence, a pattern or rule.

- 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.

- Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.

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

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

- The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.

- The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.

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

- To form with four sides and four right angles.

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

- To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.

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

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

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

- To hold a quartile position respecting.

- To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. - To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

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

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

## Meaning of 'square' (Princeton's WordNet)

Meaning (1):

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

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

Example in sentence:

- a checkerboard has 64 squares

Meaning (2):

- the product of two equal terms

- the product of two equal terms

Example in sentence:

- gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance;
- nine is the second power of three

Meaning (3):

- a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles

- a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles

Example in sentence:

- the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square

Meaning (4):

- (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon

- (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon

Example in sentence:

- you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides

Meaning (5):

- position so as to be square

- position so as to be square

Example in sentence:

- He squared his shoulders

Meaning (6):

- pay someone and settle a debt

- pay someone and settle a debt

Example in sentence:

- I squared with him

Meaning (7):

- be compatible with

- be compatible with

Example in sentence:

- one idea squares with another

Meaning (8):

- make square

- make square

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (9):

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

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

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (10):

- characterized by honesty and fairness

- characterized by honesty and fairness

Example in sentence:

- a square deal;
- straight dealing

Meaning (11):

- in a square shape

- in a square shape

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (12):

- firmly and solidly

- firmly and solidly

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (13):

- in a straight direct way

- in a straight direct way

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (14):

- providing abundant nourishment

- providing abundant nourishment

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (15):

- without evasion or compromise

- without evasion or compromise

Example in sentence:

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

Meaning (16):

- leaving no balance

- leaving no balance

Example in sentence:

- my account with you is now all square

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