- square as a noun:
- 8 as a verb:
- 8 as an adjective:
- 6 as a adverb:
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.
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
Dutch: carré, vierkant
The product of two equal terms:
— Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.
synonym: second power.
An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
synonym: public square.
Dutch: hekje, plaats, plaza, plein, tweede macht
Something approximating the shape of a square.
Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
synonym: square toes.
Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.
A hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.
— Square the circle.
— Square the wood with a file.
synonym: square up.
Raise to the second power.
Dutch: kwadrateren, kwadreren
Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
Position so as to be square.
Be compatible with.
Pay someone and settle a debt.
Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
Turn the oar, while rowing.
Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.
Characterized by honesty and fairness:
— A square deal.
Providing abundant nourishment:
— Four square meals a day.
Leaving no balance.
Without evasion or compromise:
— A square contradiction.
Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
In a straight direct way:
— Looked him squarely in the eye.
— Ran square into me.
In a square shape:
— A squarely cut piece of paper.
— Folded the sheet of paper square.
Firmly and solidly:
— Hit the ball squarely.
— The bat met the ball squarely.
— Planted his great bulk square before his enemy.
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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