# Definitions for square

## Definitions for (noun) square

Main entry: square

Definition: a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles

Usage: the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square

Main entry: square

Definition: any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

Usage: a checkerboard has 64 squares

Main entry: public square, square

Definition: an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

Main entry: square, square toes

Definition: a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

Main entry: square, lame

Definition: someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Main entry: second power, square

Definition: the product of two equal terms

Usage: nine is the second power of three; gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

Main entry: square, foursquare

Definition: (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon

Usage: you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides

Main entry: square

Definition: something approximating the shape of a square

## Definitions for (verb) square

Main entry: square, square up

Definition: make square

Usage: Square the circle; square the wood with a file

Main entry: square

Definition: raise to the second power

Main entry: square, feather

Definition: turn the oar, while rowing

Main entry: feather, square

Definition: turn the paddle; in canoeing

Main entry: square

Definition: position so as to be square

Usage: He squared his shoulders

Main entry: square

Definition: pay someone and settle a debt

Usage: I squared with him

Main entry: square

Definition: be compatible with

Usage: one idea squares with another

Main entry: square

Definition: cause to match, as of ideas or acts

Main entry: straight, square

Definition: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

Main entry: square, straight, straightforward

Definition: without evasion or compromise

Usage: a square contradiction; he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Main entry: square

Definition: leaving no balance

Usage: my account with you is now all square

Main entry: square

Definition: having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

Usage: a square peg in a round hole; a square corner

Main entry: straight, square

Definition: characterized by honesty and fairness

Usage: straight dealing; a square deal

Main entry: satisfying, solid, square, hearty, substantial

Definition: providing abundant nourishment

Usage: a hearty meal; good solid food; ate a substantial breakfast; four square meals a day

Main entry: square, squarely

Definition: firmly and solidly

Usage: hit the ball squarely; the bat met the ball squarely; planted his great bulk square before his enemy

Main entry: square, squarely

Definition: in a square shape

Usage: a squarely cut piece of paper; folded the sheet of paper square

Main entry: square, squarely

Definition: in a straight direct way

Usage: looked him squarely in the eye; ran square into me