
Noun: square skwehr (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a foursided 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 [US, informal]  A formal and conservative person with oldfashioned 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"  Without evasion or compromise
"a square contradiction";  straightforward, straight  Characterized by honesty and fairness
"a square deal";  straight  Providing abundant nourishment
"four square meals a day";  hearty, satisfying, solid, substantial  Rigidly conventional or oldfashioned
 straight  Leaving no balance
"my account with you is now all square" Verb: square skwehr Make square
"Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"; "square up the circle";  square up  (arithmetic) 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
 Turn the oar, while rowing
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: squarest, squares, squaring, squarer, squared See also: aboveboard, angular, angulate, conventional, direct, guileless, honest, honestness, honesty, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], lawful, mainstream, paid, quadrate, rightangled, squared, squarish, straightarrow [N. Amer, informal], straightforward, transparent, wholesome Type of: adapt, adjust, agree, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], check, conform, conservative, conservativist, correspond, fit, form, gibe, hand tool, jibe, marry, marry up, match, multiply, number, paddle, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, position, rectangle, regular polygon, row, settle, shape, simple [archaic], simpleton, tally, tract Antonym: round Part of: checker board [N. Amer], checkerboard [N. Amer], chequerboard [Brit, Cdn], city, draughtboard [Brit] Encyclopedia: Square, inc 