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square

square

 
pronunciation:
skweIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, adverb
phrases:
square away
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rectangle whose four sides are of equal length.
similar words:
check, quadrate
definition 2: something resembling or having the form of such a rectangle.
definition 3: any of the spaces on a chess or checker board.
definition 4: an open-air space or plaza within a town or city.
synonyms:
plaza
similar words:
common, piazza
definition 5: a instrument having straight edges and a right angle used to draw or test right angles.
 
definition 6: the result of multiplying a number by itself.
definition 7: (informal) one who is conventional, conservative, or old-fashioned.
similar words:
conservative, fuddy-duddy, mossback, traditionalist
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squared, squares, squaring
definition 1: to cut, reduce, or make into a square or rectangular shape.
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 settle.
They squared their old differences.
synonyms:
resolve, settle
similar words:
reconcile, rectify, right, satisfy
definition 4: to bring (something) into harmony or agreement with something else.
He found he could not square his conscience with what he had done, and he was consumed with guilt.
similar words:
balance, coordinate, harmonize
definition 5: to multiply (a number) by itself.
When you square eight, you get sixty-four.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to agree (usu. fol. by with).
His story does not square with the facts.
synonyms:
accord, agree, correspond
similar words:
coincide, comport, conform, jibe, tally
phrase: square away
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: squarer, squarest
definition 1: formed with four equal sides that enclose four right angles.
definition 2: pertaining to any unit of measure in the form of a square.
a square yard
definition 3: having form or dimensions that approximate those of a square.
similar words:
quadrate
definition 4: forming a right angle; perpendicular.
synonyms:
perpendicular, right
similar words:
straight
definition 5: characterized by sturdiness.
a square build
similar words:
solid, sturdy
definition 6: honest; direct; equitable.
a square deal
synonyms:
equitable, fair, honest, just
antonyms:
crooked, underhanded
similar words:
direct, even
definition 7: having no further obligations; paid up.
similar words:
even-steven, quits
definition 8: (informal) conventional, conservative, or old-fashioned.
antonyms:
trendy
similar words:
conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, straight, uptight
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: squarer, squarest
definition 1: at right angles.
definition 2: in the shape of a square or rectangle.
definition 3: in a direct or straightforward manner; honestly.
synonyms:
honestly, squarely, straight
similar words:
directly, right
derivations: squarish (adj.), squareness (n.)
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