Dictionary definition for: Square

1. (*r*) in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye" "ran square into me"

2. (*a*) having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole" "a square corner"

3. (*v*) raise to the second power

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

5. (*r*) with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers" "always treated me square"

6. (*v*) make square; "Square the circle" "square the wood with a file"

7. (*n*) the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three" "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"

8. (*r*) in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper" "folded the sheet of paper square"

9. (*v*) cause to match, as of ideas or acts

10. (*s*) characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal" "wanted to do the square thing"

11. (*n*) an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

12. (*n*) something approximating the shape of a square

13. (*v*) position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"

14. (*r*) firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely" "the bat met the ball squarely" "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

15. (*n*) someone who doesn''t understand what is going on

16. (*v*) be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"

17. (*s*) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

18. (*n*) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

19. (*v*) pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him"

20. (*v*) turn the paddle; in canoeing

21. (*n*) any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares"

22. (*n*) 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"

23. (*v*) turn the oar, while rowing

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