1. [ noun ] (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
Synonyms: foursquare

"you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"

Related terms: rectangle regular_polygon quadrate geometry
2. [ adjective ] having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

"a square peg in a round hole" "a square corner"

Related terms: round squared squarish right-angled quadrate right-angled angular
3. [ verb ] make square
Synonyms: square_up

"Square the circle" "square the wood with a file"

Related terms: shape
4. [ adverb ] in a straight direct way
Synonyms: squarely

"looked him squarely in the eye" "ran square into me"

5. [ verb ] (mathematics) raise to the second power
Related terms: multiply arithmetic
6. [ noun ] (geography) an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
Synonyms: public_square
Related terms: tract plaza trafalgar_square city
7. [ noun ] (mathematics) the product of two equal terms
Synonyms: second_power

"nine is the second power of three" "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"

Related terms: number
8. [ verb ] position so as to be square

: "He squared his shoulders"

Related terms: position square_up
9. [ verb ] cause to match, as of ideas or acts
Related terms: adjust
10. [ adjective ] without evasion or compromise
Synonyms: straightforward

"a square contradiction" "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"

Related terms: direct
11. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn the oar, while rowing
Synonyms: feather
Related terms: row feather
12. [ noun ] (informal) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
Synonyms: square_toes
Related terms: conservative colloquialism
13. [ adverb ] firmly and solidly
Synonyms: squarely

"hit the ball squarely" "the bat met the ball squarely" "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

14. [ adverb ] with honesty and fairness
Synonyms: squarely

"dealt squarely with his customers" "always treated me square"

15. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn the paddle; in canoeing
Synonyms: feather
Related terms: paddle feather
16. [ adjective ] characterized by honesty and fairness
Synonyms: straight

"a square deal" "wanted to do the square thing"

Related terms: honest
17. [ adjective ] (informal) leaving no balance

"my account with you is now all square"

Related terms: colloquialism paid
18. [ noun ] any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

"a checkerboard has 64 squares"

Related terms: artifact chessboard
19. [ noun ] someone who doesn't understand what is going on
Synonyms: lame
Related terms: simpleton
20. [ adverb ] in a square shape
Synonyms: squarely

"a squarely cut piece of paper" "folded the sheet of paper square"

21. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11624
22. [ verb ] be compatible with

"one idea squares with another"

Related terms: match
23. [ adjective ] (slang) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
Synonyms: straight
Related terms: cant conventional
24. [ noun ] something approximating the shape of a square
Related terms: shape
25. [ verb ] pay someone and settle a debt

"I squared with him"

Related terms: settle
26. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: hand_tool T-square try_square carpenter's_square
Similar spelling:   squire