1

**:**an instrument having at least one right angle and two straight edges used especially to lay out or test right angles

2

**:**a rectangle with all four sides equal

3

**:**any of the quadrilateral spaces marked out on a board for playing games

4

**:**the product of a number multiplied by itself

5

a

**:**an open place or area formed at the meeting of two or more streets

b

6

**:**a solid object or piece approximating a cube or having a square as its largest face

7

**:**an unopened cotton flower with its enclosing bracts

8

**:**a person who is conventional or conservative in taste or way of life

9

**:**a square meal

ate three squares a day

squarer; squarest

1

a

**:**having four equal sides and four right angles

b

**:**forming a right angle

square corner

c

**:**having a square base

a square pyramid

2

**:**raised to the second power

3

a

**:**being approximately a cube

square cabinet

b

**:**having a shape that is broad for the height and rectangular rather than curving in outline

square shoulders

a square, thick, hard-working man—Maria Edgeworth

c

**:**rectangular and equilateral in section

square tower

4

a

**:**being or converted to a unit of area equal in measure to a square each side of which measures one unit of a specified unit of length

a square foot

see Metric System Table, Weights and Measures Table
b

**:**being of a specified length in each of two equal dimensions

10 feet square

5

a

**:**exactly adjusted

**:**precisely constructed or aligned

c

**:**leaving no balance

**:**settled

e

**:**substantial, satisfying

square meal

f

**:**being unsophisticated, conservative, or conventional

6

**:**set at right angles with the mast and keel —used of the yards of a square-rigged ship

squareness
noun

squared; squaring

1

a

**:**to make square or rectangular

square a building stone

b

**:**to test for deviation from a right angle, straight line, or plane surface

2

**:**to bring approximately to a right angle

*squared*his shoulders

3

a

**:**to multiply (a number) by itself

**:**raise to the second power

b

**:**to find a square equal in area to

square a circle

4

**:**to regulate or adjust by or to some standard or principle

square our actions by the opinions of others—John Milton

6

**:**to mark off into squares

1

**:**to agree precisely

**:**correspond

your actions should square with your words

2

**:**to settle matters

especially

**:**to pay the bill
squarer
noun

1

**:**in a straightforward or honest manner

2

a

**:**so as to face or be face-to-face

b

**:**at right angles

3

**:**with nothing intervening

**:**directly

ran square into it

4

**:**in a firm manner

looked her square in the eye

5

**:**in a square shape

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