## Definition of *square*

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**:**an instrument having at least one right angle and two straight edges used especially to lay out or test right angles2

**:**a rectangle with all four sides equal3

**:**any of the quadrilateral spaces marked out on a board for playing games4

**:**the product of a number multiplied by itself5a

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

**:**block sense 6a6

**:**a solid object or piece approximating a cube or having a square as its largest face7

**:**an unopened cotton flower with its enclosing bracts8

**:**a person who is conventional or conservative in taste or way of life9

**:**a square meal ate three squares a dayon the square out of square

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**:**at right angles2

**:**in a fair open manner**:**honestly**:**not at an exact right angle

square

adjectivesquarer; squarest

Definition of *square* (Entry 2 of 4)

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

**:**forming a right angle square cornerc

**:**having a square base a square pyramid2

**:**raised to the second power3a

**:**being approximately a cube square cabinetb

**:**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 Edgeworthc

**:**rectangular and equilateral in section square tower4a

**:**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 Tableb

**:**being of a specified length in each of two equal dimensions 10 feet square5a

**:**exactly adjusted**:**precisely constructed or alignedc

**:**leaving no balance**:**settlede

**:**substantial, satisfying square mealf

**:**being unsophisticated, conservative, or conventional6

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

verbsquared; squaring

Definition of *square* (Entry 3 of 4)

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**:**to make square or rectangular square a building stoneb

**:**to test for deviation from a right angle, straight line, or plane surface2

**:**to bring approximately to a right angle*squared*his shoulders3a

**:**to multiply (a number) by itself**:**raise to the second powerb

**:**to find a square equal in area to square a circle4

**:**to regulate or adjust by or to some standard or principle square our actions by the opinions of others— John Milton6

**:**to mark off into squares1

**:**to agree precisely**:**correspond your actions should square with your words2

**:**to settle matters especially**:**to pay the billsquare

adverbDefinition of *square* (Entry 4 of 4)

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**:**in a straightforward or honest manner2a

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

**:**at right angles3

**:**with nothing intervening**:**directly ran square into it4

**:**in a firm manner looked her square in the eye5

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