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square

noun

1 square

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.

synonym: foursquare.

Roget 212: verticality; erectness etc. adj.; perpendicularity etc. 216.1; right angle, normal; azimuth circle.    wall, precipice, cliff.    elevation, ... show more

Roget 95: quaternity, four, tetrad, quartet, quaternion, square, quarter.    [planar form with four sides] tetract, tetragon, quadrangle, rectangle.    [three dimensional object with four surfaces] tetrahedron.    ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Roget 244: angularity, angularness; aduncity; angle, cusp, bend; fold etc. 258; notch etc. 257; fork, bifurcation.    ... show more

Roget 182: place, lieu, spot, point, dot; niche, nook etc. (corner) 244; hole; pigeonhole etc. (receptacle) ... show more

Dutch: carré, vierkant
Polish: kwadrat



2 square

The product of two equal terms:
— Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.

synonym: second power.

Dutch: carré
Polish: kwadrat

3 square

An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.

synonym: public square.

Dutch: hekje, plaats, plaza, plein, tweede macht

4 square

Something approximating the shape of a square.

Dutch: plein

5 square

Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.

synonym: lame.

Polish: lama

6 square

A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.

synonym: square toes.

7 square

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

8 square

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

Dutch: winkelhaak
Polish: kątownik

verb

1 square

Make square:
— Square the circle.
— Square the wood with a file.

synonym: square up.

Roget 95: reduce to a square, square.   

Roget 720: contend; contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle; spar, square; exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs; fib, justle, tussle, tilt, ... show more

Roget 23: be accordant etc. adj.; agree, accord, harmonize; correspond, tally, respond; meet, suit, fit, befit, ... show more

Roget 30: make compensation; compensate, compense; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, ... show more

2 square

Raise to the second power.

Dutch: kwadrateren, kwadreren

3 square

Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.

4 square

Position so as to be square.

5 square

Be compatible with.

6 square

Pay someone and settle a debt.

7 square

Turn the paddle; in canoeing.

synonym: feather.

8 square

Turn the oar, while rowing.

synonym: feather.

adjective

1 square

Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.

Roget 95: four; quaternary, quaternal; quadratic; quartile; tetract, tetractic, tetractinal; tetrad, tetragonal; square, quadrate.   

Roget 244: angular, bent, crooked, aduncous, uncinated, aquiline, jagged, serrated; falciform, falcated; furcated, forked, bifurcate, ... show more

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more

Polish: kwadratowy

2 square

Characterized by honesty and fairness:
— A square deal.

synonym: straight.

3 square

Providing abundant nourishment:
— Four square meals a day.

synonyms: hearty, satisfying, solid, substantial.

4 square

Leaving no balance.

5 square

Without evasion or compromise:
— A square contradiction.

synonyms: straight, straightforward.

Roget 939: upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious etc. 543; virtuous etc. 944; honorable; fair, right, just, equitable, ... show more

6 square

Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.

synonym: straight.

adverb

1 square

In a straight direct way:
— Looked him squarely in the eye.
— Ran square into me.

synonym: squarely.

2 square

In a square shape:
— A squarely cut piece of paper.
— Folded the sheet of paper square.

synonym: squarely.

3 square

Firmly and solidly:
— Hit the ball squarely.
— The bat met the ball squarely.
— Planted his great bulk square before his enemy.

synonym: squarely.


Moby thesaurus: Babbitt, Little Joe, Methuselah, Middle American, Philistine, T square, aboveboard, absolutely, accommodate, accord, accordant, account with, accurate, accurately, adapt, adipose, adjust, agora, agree, agree with ... show more.

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