# square meaning

**Noun:**

**square**skwehr

- (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"*

- foursquare - The product of two equal terms
*"gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"*

- second power - An open area at the meeting of two or more streets

- public square - Something approximating the shape of a square
- Someone who doesn't understand what is going on

- lame - A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

- square toes - Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
*"a checkerboard has 64 squares"* - 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"*

**Adjective:**

**square**(squarer,squarest) skwehr

- Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
*"a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"* - Characterized by honesty and fairness
*"a square deal"*

- straight - Providing abundant nourishment
*"four square meals a day"*

- hearty, satisfying, solid, substantial - Leaving no balance
*"my account with you is now all square"* - Without evasion or compromise
*"a square contradiction"*

- straightforward, straight - Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

- straight

**Verb:**

**square**skwehr

- Make square
*"Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"*

- square up - Raise to the second power
- Cause to match, as of ideas or acts
- Position so as to be square
*"He squared his shoulders"* - Be compatible with
*"one idea squares with another"* - Pay someone and settle a debt
*"I squared with him"* - Turn the paddle; in canoeing

- feather - Turn the oar, while rowing

- feather

**Adverb:**

**square**skwehr

- In a straight direct way
*"ran square into me"*

- squarely - In a square shape
*"folded the sheet of paper square"*

- squarely - Firmly and solidly
*"planted his great bulk square before his enemy"*

- squarely

**Derived forms: **squaring, squared, squares, squarer, squarest

**See also: **aboveboard, angular, angulate, conventional, direct, guileless, honest, honestness, honesty, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], lawful, paid, quadrate, quadratic, right-angled, squared, squarely, squareness, squarish, straightarrow, straightforward, transparent, wholesome

**Type of: **adapt, adjust, agree, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], check, conform, conservative, conservativist, correspond, fit, form, gibe, hand tool, jibe, match, multiply, number, paddle, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, position, rectangle, regular polygon, row, settle, shape, simple, simpleton, tally, tract

**Antonym: **round

**Part of: **checker board [N. Amer], checkerboard [N. Amer], chequerboard [Brit, Cdn], city, draughtboard [Brit]

**Encyclopedia:** Square

[American slang]

a good and nutritious meal. (Always with quantifier when

*square*is used without

*meal*.)

*I need three squares a day—at least.*

*The old beggar looks like he could use a square meal.*

[British slang]

Noun. A person who is reactionary, old fashioned and set in their ways. Derog.

Adj: Old fashioned, conservative, conventional.

[Architecture]

1.

A measure of roofing materials; equals 100 sq ft (9.29 sq m).

2.Any piece of material sawn or cut to be rectangular with equal dimensions on all four sides.

3.A steel square for checking angles.

[Business]

*AmE*/

*adjective*,

*noun*,

*verb*

■ *adjective*

**1**

used before a unit of measurement to express an area equal to a square with sides of the length mentioned:

*Office rental is €290 per square metre.*

*The chain has doubled its retail square footage.*

**2** (abbr **sq.**)

used after a number to give a measurement of area:

*We have about 15 000 square metres of factory space.*

**3** (*informal*) **(all) square**

if two people are **square**, neither of them owes money to the other:

*Here's the $50 I owed you-now we're square.*

■ ** noun** [C]

**MARKET SQUARE**

the number obtained when you multiply a number by itself:

*The square of 7 is 49.*

**IDIOMS**

**back to square one**

used to describe a situation when you are forced to return to the beginning of a project, task, etc., and have therefore made no real progress:

*The prototype failed safety tests, and we were back to square one.*

■ ** verb** [+ obj]

**1** **square sth (off)**

to make sth have straight edges and corners:

*The rods are sharpened at one end and squared off at the other.*

**2** (*Stock Exchange *)

to make the total number of shares bought and sold equal:

*Investors are squaring their short positions and taking profits.*

**PHRASAL VERBS**

**square up**

**1** **square up (to sb/sth)**

to face a difficult situation and deal with it in a determined way:

*We must square up to the challenges posed by the new regulations.*

**2** **square up (to sb/sth)**

to face sb as if you are going to fight them:

*Small stores do not have the power to square up to supermarkets.*

**3** (*informal*) **square up (with sb)**

to pay sb the money you owe them:

*I'll pay for the meal and we'll square up tomorrow.*

**square sth with sth; square with sth**

to make two amounts, facts, etc. agree with each other; to agree with another amount, fact, etc:

*squaring invoices with purchase orders*

*The CEO's policy of no redundancies needs to be squared with the need to maintain profits.*

*His description of our performance does not square with reality.*

**square sth with sb**

to ask permission or check with sb that they approve of what you want to do:

*I should be able to come, but I'll have to square it with my boss.*

[Mechanics]

"Denotes a unit of area, if

*x*is a unit of length, a square

*x*is the area of a square whose sides have a length of 1

*x*, for example, a square meter, or a meter squared, is the area of a square whose sides have a length of 1 meter. Also"

[Medicine]

adj

**squar·er**;

**squar·est**

**:**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› ‹a square meter›

## Examples

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