# Meaning of square in English

## Verb

square### Definitions

1. raise to the second power- 2. make square
#### Examples

- « Square the circle »
- « square the wood with a file »

- 3. cause to match, as of ideas or acts
- 4. position so as to be square
#### Examples

- « He squared his shoulders »

- 5. be compatible with
#### Examples

- « one idea squares with another »

- 6. pay someone and settle a debt
#### Examples

- « I squared with him »

- 7. turn the paddle
#### Examples

- « in canoeing »

- 8. turn the oar, while rowing
## Classifying Adjective

square### Definitions

1. characterized by honesty and fairness#### Examples

- « a square deal »
- « wanted to do the square thing »

#### Synonyms

- 2. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
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## Adverb

square### Definitions

1. in a straight direct way#### Examples

- « looked him squarely in the eye »
- « ran square into me »

- 2. with honesty and fairness
#### Examples

- « dealt squarely with his customers »
- « always treated me square »

- 3. in a square shape
#### Examples

- « a squarely cut piece of paper »
- « folded the sheet of paper square »

- 4. firmly and solidly
#### Examples

- « hit the ball squarely »
- « the bat met the ball squarely »
- « planted his great bulk square before his enemy »

## Noun

square### Etymology

Middle English: shortening of Old French esquare (noun), esquarre (past participle, used as an adjective), esquarrer (verb), based on Latin quadra‘square’### Definitions

1. (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles#### Examples

- « a four-sided regular polygon »
- « you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides »

- 2. the product of two equal terms
#### Examples

- « nine is the second power of three »
- « gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance »

- 3. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
- 4. something approximating the shape of a square
- 5. someone who doesn't understand what is going on
- 6. a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
- 7. 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 »

- 8. a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles
#### Examples

- « used to construct or test right angles »
- « the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square »

## Qualitative Adjective

square### Definitions

1. 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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