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Definition of Square


  1. The corner, or angle, of a figure.
  2. A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.
  3. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so
  4. A square piece or fragment.
  5. A pane of glass.
  6. A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.
  7. One hundred superficial feet.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Hence, a pattern or rule.
  11. 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.
  12. Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
  13. A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.
  14. Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.
  15. The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.
  16. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.
  17. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.
  18. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.
  19. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.
  20. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.
  21. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.
  22. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.
  23. Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.
  24. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.
  25. 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.
  26. To form with four sides and four right angles.
  27. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work.
  28. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
  29. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others.
  30. To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts.
  31. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity.
  32. To hold a quartile position respecting.
  33. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.
  34. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
  35. To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
  36. To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes with off.

Square Quotations

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Bill Gates

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.
Michelle Obama

I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the 'Examiner' for the first time.
Simon Armitage

If anyone has followed my career, they know that there's been a lot of obstacles and a lot of ups and down through my career. But day in and day out, and in the square circle, I went out there and always did my best.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy.
Harry Styles
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Square Translations

square in Afrikaans is reghoekig
square in Danish is plads, firkantet, firkant
square in Dutch is vierkant
square in German is Quadrat
square in Italian is quadrangolo, quadrato, quadro, spigoloso, piazza
square in Latin is quadratus
square in Norwegian is plass
square in Spanish is escuadra, glorieta, plaza, cuadro, cuadrado
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