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square

square

 
 
pronunciation:
skweIr
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adjective, adverb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flat, closed figure with four straight sides of equal length and four angles of equal measure.
She folded the scarf in the shape of a square.
similar words:
check
definition 2: something that has the form of such a shape.
We drew squares on the sidewalk for a game of hopscotch.
definition 3: an outdoor space or plaza within a town or city.
We sat by a fountain in the town square.
synonyms:
plaza
similar words:
common
definition 4: an instrument with straight edges and a right angle used to draw or test right angles.
He used a square to make his art project.
 
definition 5: the result of a number multiplied by itself.
The square of five is twenty-five.
definition 6: (informal) one who is old-fashioned in his or her taste or afraid to have fun.
My dad says my mom is a square because she doesn't like any of the new music.
similar words:
conservative
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: squared, squares, squaring
definition 1: to cut or make into a square or similar shape.
The carpenter used a plane to square the boards for our new shelves.
similar words:
cube, dice
definition 2: to put straight or even.
He squared the blankets on the bed.
similar words:
align, level, right, straighten
definition 3: to bring (something) into harmony or agreement with something else.
He finally squared his conscience with what he had done.
similar words:
balance
definition 4: to multiply (a number) by itself.
When you square ten, you get one hundred.
definition 5: to agree (usually followed by "with").
Mike's story does not square with the facts.
synonyms:
accord, agree, correspond
similar words:
coincide, conform, tally
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: squarer, squarest
definition 1: formed with four equal sides and four right angles.
I looked out through the square window.
definition 2: having to do with any unit of measure in the form of a square.
Our bedroom has an area of eighty square feet.
definition 3: having the form of a square.
The neighborhood has five square blocks.
definition 4: making a right angle.
The room has square corners.
synonyms:
perpendicular
definition 5: honest; direct.
That store is known for giving a square deal.
synonyms:
fair, honest, just
antonyms:
crooked
similar words:
direct
definition 6: having to pay no more money; paid up.
I gave him ten dollars, and now we're square.
definition 7: (informal) not interested in anything new; old-fashioned.
I have some really square neighbors.
similar words:
conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, straight
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: squarer, squarest
definition 1: at right angles.
We moved the chairs square with the table.
definition 2: in the shape of a square.
We sat square around the table.
definition 3: in a direct manner.
The commander spoke square with the soldiers about the dangers of the mission.
synonyms:
honestly, straight
similar words:
directly, right
derivations: squarish (adj.), squareness (n.)
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