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# 1square

noun \ˈskwer\

: a four-sided shape that is made up of four straight sides that are the same length and that has four right angles

: any of the squares on a board for playing games (such as chess and checkers)

mathematics : the number that results from multiplying a number by itself

## Full Definition of SQUARE

1
:  an instrument having at least one right angle and two straight edges used especially to lay out or test right angles
2
:  a rectangle with all four sides equal
3
:  any of the quadrilateral spaces marked out on a board for playing games
4
:  the product of a number multiplied by itself
5
a :  an open place or area formed at the meeting of two or more streets
b :  block 6a
6
:  a solid object or piece approximating a cube or having a square as its largest face
7
:  an unopened cotton flower with its enclosing bracts
8
:  a person who is conventional or conservative in taste or way of life
9
:  a square meal <ate three squares a day>
on the square
1
:  at right angles
2
:  in a fair open manner :  honestly
out of square
:  not at an exact right angle

## Origin of SQUARE

Middle English, from Anglo-French esquarre, from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadrare to square, from Latin ex- + quadrare to square — more at quadrate
First Known Use: 13th century

## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

## 2square

: shaped like a square : having four straight sides that are the same length and four right angles at each corner

: forming a right angle

: shaped more like a right angle than a curve

squar·ersquar·est

## Full Definition of SQUARE

1
a :  having four equal sides and four right angles
b :  forming a right angle <square corner>
c :  having a square base <a square pyramid>
2
:  raised to the second power
3
a :  being approximately a cube <square cabinet>
b :  having a shape that is broad for the height and rectangular rather than curving in outline <square shoulders> <a square, thick, hard-working man — Maria Edgeworth>
c :  rectangular and equilateral in section <square tower>
4
a :  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> — see metric system table, weight table
b :  being of a specified length in each of two equal dimensions <10 feet square>
5
a :  exactly adjusted :  precisely constructed or aligned
b :  just, fair <a square deal> <square in all his dealings>
c :  leaving no balance :  settled
d :  even, tied
e :  substantial, satisfying <square meal>
f :  being unsophisticated, conservative, or conventional
6
:  set at right angles with the mast and keel —used of the yards of a square-rigged ship
square·ness noun

14th century

## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

## 3square

verb

: to make (something) square : to give (something) straight edges, flat surfaces, or sharp, even corners

mathematics : to multiply (a number) by itself

: to pay money that is owed for (something)

squaredsquar·ing

## Full Definition of SQUARE

transitive verb
1
a :  to make square or rectangular <square a building stone>
b :  to test for deviation from a right angle, straight line, or plane surface
2
:  to bring approximately to a right angle <squared his shoulders>
3
a :  to multiply (a number) by itself :  raise to the second power
b :  to find a square equal in area to <square a circle>
4
:  to regulate or adjust by or to some standard or principle <square our actions by the opinions of others — John Milton>
5
a :  balance, settle <square an account>
b :  to even the score of
6
:  to mark off into squares
7
a :  to set right :  bring into agreement <squared their goals with their beliefs>
b :  bribe, fix
intransitive verb
1
:  to agree precisely :  correspond <your actions should square with your words>
2
:  to settle matters; especially :  to pay the bill
squar·er noun

14th century

## 4square

: in a direct way

## Full Definition of SQUARE

1
:  in a straightforward or honest manner
2
a :  so as to face or be face-to-face
b :  at right angles
3
:  with nothing intervening :  directly <ran square into it>
4
:  in a firm manner <looked her square in the eye>
5
:  in a square shape

## First Known Use of SQUARE

circa 1582
SQUARE Defined for Kids

noun \ˈskwer\

## Definition of SQUARE for Kids

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:  a flat geometric figure that has four equal sides and four right angles
2
:  something formed with four equal or roughly equal sides and four right angles <the squares of a checkerboard>
3
:  the product of a number or amount multiplied by itself
4
:  an open place or area where two or more streets meet
5
:  a tool having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges used to mark or test right angles <a carpenter's square>

## 2square

squar·ersquar·est

## Definition of SQUARE for Kids

1
:  having four equal sides and four right angles <a square room>
2
:  being a unit of area consisting of a figure with four right angles and four sides of a given length <a square meter>
3
:  having a specified length in each of two equal dimensions <The room is ten feet square.>
4
:  having outlines that suggest sharp corners rather than curves <a square jaw>
5
:  forming a right angle <a square corner>
6
:  1just 4, fair <a square deal>
7
:  not owing anything :  even <I paid you back so we're square.>
8
:  large enough to satisfy <a square meal>

verb
squaredsquar·ing

## Definition of SQUARE for Kids

1
:  to form with right angles, straight edges, and flat surfaces <I need to square off the boards.>
2
:  to make straight <I sat before the boss and squared my shoulders.>
3
:  to multiply a number by itself
4
:  agree 4 <Your story does not square with the facts.>
5
:  1settle 11 <Let's square our accounts.>

## Definition of SQUARE for Kids

:  in a direct, firm, or honest way <She won fair and square.> <He looked me square in the eye.>
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