# Square

## Definition

[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"

[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"

[n] an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

[n] (informal) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

[n] someone who doesn't understand what is going on

[n] the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"

[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"

[adv] firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

[adv] in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"

[adv] with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square"

[adv] in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"

[adj] (slang) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

[adj] characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"

[adj] having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"

[v] make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"

[v] raise to the second power

[v] turn the oar, while rowing

[v] turn the paddle; in canoeing

[v] position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"

[v] pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him"

[v] be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"

[v] cause to match, as of ideas or acts

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### Synonyms

conventional, feather, foursquare, honest, honorable, lame, public square, quadrate, right-angled, second power, square toes, square up, squared, squarely, squarish, straight