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square away
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rectangle whose four sides are of equal length.
Each of the floor tiles has the shape of a square.
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.
In chess, the king can only move to one adjoining square, but it can move in any direction.
definition 4: an open-air space or plaza within a town or city.
There is a large statue in the middle of the town square.
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.
Sixteen is the square of four.
definition 7: (informal) one who is conventional, conservative, or old-fashioned.
He's such a square; he would never go to a jazz club, much less a rock concert.
similar words:
conservative, fuddy-duddy, mossback, traditionalist
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squares, squaring, squared
definition 1: to cut, reduce, or make into a square or rectangular shape.
This machine squares the tiles.
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 finally squared their old differences, and now they're friends again.
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.
accord, agree, correspond
similar words:
coincide, comport, conform, jibe, tally
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phrase: square away
part of speech: adjective
inflections: squarer, squarest
definition 1: formed with four equal sides that enclose four right angles.
The kitchen table is square, and the dining table is round.
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:
definition 4: forming a right angle; perpendicular.
perpendicular, right
similar words:
definition 5: characterized by sturdiness.
a square build
similar words:
solid, sturdy
definition 6: honest; direct; equitable.
a square deal
equitable, fair, honest, just
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.
similar words:
conservative, conventional, old-fashioned, straight, uptight
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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.
honestly, squarely, straight
similar words:
directly, right
derivations: squarish (adj.), squareness (n.)
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