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  Definition of square
  1. a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles; "the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
  2. any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares"
  3. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  4. a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
  5. someone who doesn''t understand what is going on
  6. the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
  7. (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"
  8. something approximating the shape of a square
  9. make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
  10. raise to the second power
  11. turn the oar, while rowing
  12. turn the paddle; in canoeing
  13. position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"
  14. pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him"
  15. be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"
  16. cause to match, as of ideas or acts
  17. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
  18. characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
  19. having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
  20. firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
  21. in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"
  22. with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square"
  23. in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"
Similar Words: public square, square toes, lame, second power, foursquare, square up, feather, straight, squarely


See Also: angular, angulate


Hyponyms: carpenter's square, try square, T-square, Trafalgar Square, plaza, place, piazza, quadrate, square up, jog, even up


Pertainyms: straight


Part Meronyms: checkerboard, city


Derivational Morphology: square up, foursquare, second power, feather, feathering


Language Translations:
Bosnian: drugi stepen and kvadrat and trg   Chinese: 正方  
Dutch: kwadraat and plein and vierkant   Esperanto: kvadrato  
Finnish: aukio and neliö   French: carré and place  
German: Platz and Quadrat   Hebrew: ריבוע  
Hungarian: négyzet and tér   Icelandic: annað and ferningur and torg  
Italian: piazza and quadrato   Korean: 정사각형  
Latvian: kvadrāts   Lithuanian: aikštė and kvadratas  
Malayalam: കവല and വര്‍ഗ്ഗം and സമചതുരം   Polish: kwadrat and skwer  
Portuguese: praça and quadrado   Russian: квадрат and площадь  
Slovak: námestie and štvorec   Slovene: kvadrat and trg  
Spanish: cuadrado and plaza   Swedish: kvadrat and torg  
Telugu: చతురస్రం and వర్గం   Turkish: kare  
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