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**square**as a noun:

## 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

### 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,
**
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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.
**
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Roget 244:
angular,
bent,
crooked,
aduncous^{†},
**
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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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