# Square

[skweə] or [skwɛr]

### Definition

(**noun.**) 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'.

(**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'.

(**noun.**) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.

(**noun.**) someone who doesn't understand what is going on.

(**noun.**) the product of two equal terms; 'nine is the second power of three'; 'gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance'.

(**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'.

(**noun.**) something approximating the shape of a square.

(**verb.**) make square; 'Square the circle'; 'square the wood with a file'.

(**verb.**) raise to the second power.

(**verb.**) position so as to be square; 'He squared his shoulders'.

(**verb.**) pay someone and settle a debt; 'I squared with him'.

(**verb.**) be compatible with; 'one idea squares with another'.

(**verb.**) cause to match, as of ideas or acts.

(**adj.**) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned .

(**adj.**) having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; 'a square peg in a round hole'; 'a square corner' .

(**adj.**) without evasion or compromise; 'a square contradiction'; 'he is not being as straightforward as it appears' .

(**adj.**) leaving no balance; 'my account with you is now all square' .

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### Definition

(**n.**) The corner, or angle, of a figure.

(**n.**) A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right
angles.

(**n.**) Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so

(**n.**) A square piece or fragment.

(**n.**) A pane of glass.

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

(**n.**) One hundred superficial feet.

(**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.

(**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.

(**n.**) Hence, a pattern or rule.

(**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.

(**n.**) Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct;
regularity; rule.

(**n.**) A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to
resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.

(**n.**) Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement;
equality; level.

(**n.**) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each
other; a quadrate.

(**n.**) The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.

(**n.**) The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked
or embroidered.

(**a.**) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square
figure.

(**a.**) Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

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

(**a.**) Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

(**a.**) Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square
dealing.

(**a.**) Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts
square.

(**a.**) Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

(**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.

(**n.**) To form with four sides and four right angles.

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

(**n.**) To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or
standard.

(**n.**) To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to
square our actions by the opinions of others.

(**n.**) To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to
balance; as, to square accounts.

(**n.**) To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a
quantity.

(**n.**) To hold a quartile position respecting.

(**n.**) To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the
yards.

(**v. i.**) To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to
conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

(**v. i.**) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense
or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.

(**v. i.**) To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes
with off.

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### Synonyms and Synonymous

*a.* [1]. Quadrilateral and equi-angular.[2]. Perpendicular, making a right angle.[3]. Just, honest, fair, equitable, upright, exact, equal.[4]. Adjusted, balanced, settled, even.

*n.* [1]. Four-sided figure (*with equal sides and angles*), quadrate.[2]. Square number.[3]. Open area (*in a city or town*).[4]. (*Arch.*) One hundred superficial feet.

*v. a.* [1]. Make square.[2]. Regulate, adapt, fit, suit, accommodate.[3]. Adjust, settle, close, balance.[4]. (*Arith.*) Multiply into itself.

*v. n.* Suit, fit, accord, harmonize, quadrate, comport, cohere, chime in, fall in.

Checker: Truman

### Definition

fitting: true that does equal justice fair honest: even leaving no balance settled as accounts: directly opposed complete unequivocal: solid full satisfying.—*n.* that which is square: a square figure: a four-sided space enclosed 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: due proportion order honesty equity fairness.—*v.t.* to form like a square: to form with four equal sides and angles: (*arith*.) to multiply by itself: to reduce to any given measure or standard to adjust regulate: (*naut*.) to place at right angles with the mast or keel.—*v.i.* to suit fit: to accord or agree: to take an attitude of offence and defence as a boxer.—*adj.* **Square′-built** of a square build or shape.—*adv.* **Square′ly** in a square form or manner.—*ns.* **Square′-meas′ure** a system of measures applied to surfaces of which the unit is the square of the lineal unit; **Square′ness**.—*adj.* **Square′-pierced** (*her*.) designating a charge perforated with a square opening so as to show the field.—*n.* **Squā′rer** one who or that which squares: (*Shak.*) a fighting quarrelsome person.—*adj.* **Square′-rigged** having the chief sails square and extended by yards suspended by the middle at right angles to the masts—opposed to *Fore-and-aft*.—*ns.* **Square′-root** that root which being multiplied into itself produces the given number or quantity; **Square′-sail** a four-sided sail extended by yards suspended by the middle at right angles to the mast.—*adj.* **Square′-toed**.—*n.* **Square′-toes** an old-fashioned punctilious person.—*adj.* **Squā′rish**.—**Square the circle** to determine the area of a circle in square measure.—**On the square** honestly.

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### Examples

- How she had to work and thrum at these duets and sonatas in the Street, before they appeared in public in the Square!
*William Makepeace Thackeray.***Vanity Fair**. - He might have seen his old acquaintance Amelia on her way from Brompton to Russell Square, had he been looking out.
*William Makepeace Thackeray.***Vanity Fair**. - I reckoned our coach to be about a square of Westminster-hall, but not altogether so high: however, I cannot be very exact.
*Jonathan Swift.***Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World**. - Hundreds of People The quiet lodgings of Doctor Manette were in a quiet street-corner not far from Soho-square.
*Charles Dickens.***A Tale of Two Cities**. - I went into the next room, and so saw Rachel again for the first time since we had parted in Montagu Square.
*Wilkie Collins.***The Moonstone**. - Even the circle, square, etc.
*John Dewey.***Democracy and Education**. - Scientists in both England and America had realized the possibility of the telegraph before Morse built his first working outfit in his rooms on Washington Square.
*Rupert S. Holland.***Historic Inventions**. - Three yellow squares of light shone above us in the gathering gloom.
*Arthur Conan Doyle.***The Return of Sherlock Holmes**. - He ran across the streets and the great squares of Vanity Fair, and at length came up breathless opposite his own house.
*William Makepeace Thackeray.***Vanity Fair**. - The squares are to enable the player to properly judge the angles of play.
*Various.***The Wonder Book of Knowledge**. - It operates to exclude recognition of everything except what squares up with the fixed end in view.
*John Dewey.***Democracy and Education**. - These hundreds of green squares, marked by their black lava walls, make the hills look like vast checkerboards.
*Mark Twain.***The Innocents Abroad**. - While still warm dip porous paper (cut into small squares) in the solution and dry them.
*William K. David.***Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians**. - Mr. George approaches softly to the bedside, makes his bow, squares his chest, and stands, with his face flushed, very heartily ashamed of himself.
*Charles Dickens.***Bleak House**. - The treatment seemed entirely moral and squared very well with the conscience of that community.
*Walter Lippmann.***A Preface to Politics**. - He had squared himself on the threshold, his hands thrust deep in his pockets.
*Edith Wharton.***The House of Mirth**. - The letter, which was scrawled in pencil uphill and downhill and round crooked corners, ran thus: 'OLD RIAH, Your accounts being all squared, go.
*Charles Dickens.***Our Mutual Friend**. - And presently the Oracle stepped out with his eternal spy-glass and squared himself on the deck like another Colossus of Rhodes.
*Mark Twain.***The Innocents Abroad**. - It was walled three feet above ground with squared and heavy blocks of stone, after the manner of Bible pictures.
*Mark Twain.***The Innocents Abroad**. - Although he squared himself again directly, he expressed a great amount of natural emotion by these simple means.
*Charles Dickens.***Bleak House**. - There we stood, well squared up before it, shoulder to shoulder and foot to foot, with our hands behind us, not budging an inch.
*Charles Dickens.***Great Expectations**. - I know somewhere about what things are likely to be; but there's no trimming and squaring my affairs, as Chloe trims crust off her pies.
*Harriet Beecher Stowe.***Uncle Tom's Cabin**. - But, he was on his feet directly, and after sponging himself with a great show of dexterity began squaring again.
*Charles Dickens.***Great Expectations**. - I have been a thoughtless rascal about squaring prices--but come, dear, sit down and forgive me.
*George Eliot.***Middlemarch**. - Old problems like squaring the circle, trisec ting the angle, and doubling the cube, were now attempted in a new spirit and with fresh vigor.
*Walter Libby.***An Introduction to the History of Science**. - But with agriculture began the difficult task of squaring the lunar month with the solar year; a task which has left its scars on our calendar to-day.
*H. G. Wells.***The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind**. - The geometer is always talking of squaring, subtending, apposing, as if he had in view action; whereas knowledge is the real object of the study.
*Plato.***The Republic**. - One day the footman found him squaring his fists at Lord Steyne's hat in the hall.
*William Makepeace Thackeray.***Vanity Fair**.

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