# Definition of squar

**1.** square [ n ] (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
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"you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"

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(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Therefore , the only conceivable alternatives are those represented , on_the_one_hand , by the two at_least apparently self-consistent but mutually_exclusive positions of Buri and Barth and , on_the_other_hand , by the third but really pseudo position ( analogous to a round **square** ) of Bultmann .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

A large picnic_area or camping development is most efficient in shape as a **square** or rectangle several hundred feet in_width in_preference_to a long narrow area less_than one_hundred feet wide .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

In the following paper it is shown that in a certain definite sense , exactly an odd number of **squares** can be inscribed in every such curve which does not contain an infinite number of inscribed squares .

In the following paper it is shown that in a certain definite sense , exactly an odd number of squares can be inscribed in every such curve which does not contain an infinite number of inscribed **squares** .

Here , for the case of **squares** inscribed in plane curves , we remove the restriction to convexity and give certain other results .

**Synonyms**square foursquare

**Related Terms**rectangle regular_polygon quadrate geometry

**2.** square [ a ] having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
__Examples:__
"a square peg in a round hole"
"a square corner"

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(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

These cells were used rather than **square** Pyrex tubing because of the tendency of the latter to shatter when thawing frozen carbon_tetrachloride .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

For an instant John longed for the sound of the bells of Noyon-la-Sainte , the touch of his mother 's hand , the lilt of Charles 's voice in the **square** raftered rooms , his father 's bass tones rumbling to the canons , and the sight of the beloved bishop .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

He was a **square** brick of a man with a moon_round face and sunken Polish features .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

It squatted low and **square** upon the sidewalk with a heavy iron grating supporting a glass facade .

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**round squared squarish right-angled quadrate right-angled angular

**3.** square [ v ] make square
__Examples:__
"Square the circle"
"square the wood with a file"

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(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Otherwise , straighten your halo , **square** your wings , and dig_in .

**Synonyms**square square_up

**Related Terms**shape

**4.** square [ r ] in a straight direct way
__Examples:__
"looked him squarely in the eye"
"ran square into me"

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(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

When it became obvious that he could stay inside no_longer , taking a_thousand to one chance Gonzales rushed outside , **square** against the muzzle of a Winchester .

**Synonyms**square squarely

**5.** square [ v ] raise to the second power

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(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

A bullet fired by one of the Mexicans hiding in a little chicken house had passed_through his head , tearing a hole two inches **square** on the outgoing side .

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**multiply arithmetic

**6.** square [ n ] an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

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(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

As he neared the **square** , a round figure muffled in a long , black cape whisked_by .

**Synonyms**square public_square

**Related Terms**tract plaza trafalgar_square city

**7.** square [ n ] the product of two equal terms
__Examples:__
"nine is the second power of three"
"gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"

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(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

Multiply the population of each State by the **square** of its allotment percentage .

**Synonyms**square second_power

**Related Terms**number

**8.** square [ v ] position so as to be square
__Examples:__ : "He squared his shoulders"

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(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

He would **square** his shoulders and carry a cane before each step .

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**position square_up

**9.** square [ v ] cause to match, as of ideas or acts

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(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

It was not always easy to develop theory and doctrine which would **square** the two conditions .

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**adjust

**10.** square [ a ] without evasion or compromise
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"a square contradiction"
"he is not being as straightforward as it appears"

**Synonyms**straightforward square

**Related Terms**direct

**11.** square [ v ] turn the oar, while rowing

**Synonyms**square feather

**Related Terms**row feather

**12.** square [ n ] (informal) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

**Synonyms**square_toes square

**Related Terms**conservative colloquialism

**13.** square [ r ] firmly and solidly
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"hit the ball squarely"
"the bat met the ball squarely"
"planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

**Synonyms**squarely square

**14.** square [ r ] with honesty and fairness
__Examples:__
"dealt squarely with his customers"
"always treated me square"

**Synonyms**square squarely

**15.** square [ v ] turn the paddle; in canoeing

**Synonyms**square feather

**Related Terms**paddle feather

**16.** square [ a ] characterized by honesty and fairness
__Examples:__
"a square deal"
"wanted to do the square thing"

**Synonyms**straight square

**Related Terms**honest

**17.** square [ a ] (informal) leaving no balance
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"my account with you is now all square"

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**colloquialism paid

**18.** square [ n ] any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
__Examples:__
"a checkerboard has 64 squares"

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**artifact chessboard

**19.** square [ n ] someone who doesn't understand what is going on

**Synonyms**square lame

**Related Terms**simpleton

**20.** square [ r ] in a square shape
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"a squarely cut piece of paper"
"folded the sheet of paper square"

**Synonyms**square squarely

**21.** Square [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11624

**Synonyms**Square

**22.** square [ v ] be compatible with
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"one idea squares with another"

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**match

**23.** square [ a ] (slang) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

**Synonyms**straight square

**Related Terms**cant conventional

**24.** square [ n ] something approximating the shape of a square

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**shape

**25.** square [ v ] pay someone and settle a debt
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"I squared with him"

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**settle

**26.** square [ n ] a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles
__Examples:__
"the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"

**Synonyms**square

**Related Terms**hand_tool T-square try_square carpenter's_square

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