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    Definition
    (noun) (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    Synonyms : foursquare
    Example Sentence
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
    Definition
    (noun) the product of two equal terms
    Synonyms : second power
    Example Sentence
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance
    Definition
    (noun) an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
    Synonyms : public square
    Definition
    (noun) something approximating the shape of a square Definition
    (noun) someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    Synonyms : lame
    Definition
    (noun) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
    Synonyms : square toes
    Definition
    (noun) any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
    Example Sentence
    • a checkerboard has 64 squares
    Definition
    (noun) a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles
    Example Sentence
    • the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square
    Definition
    (verb) make square
    Synonyms : square up
    Example Sentence
    • Square the circle
    • square the wood with a file
    Definition
    (verb) raise to the second power Definition
    (verb) cause to match, as of ideas or acts Definition
    (verb) position so as to be square
    Example Sentence
    • He squared his shoulders
    Definition
    (verb) be compatible with
    Example Sentence
    • one idea squares with another
    Definition
    (verb) pay someone and settle a debt
    Example Sentence
    • I squared with him
    Definition
    (verb) turn the paddle; in canoeing
    Synonyms : feather
    Definition
    (verb) turn the oar, while rowing
    Synonyms : feather
    Definition
    (adj) having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
    Example Sentence
    • a square peg in a round hole
    • a square corner
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by honesty and fairness
    Synonyms : straight
    Example Sentence
    • straight dealing
    • a square deal
    Definition
    (adj) providing abundant nourishment
    Synonyms : hearty , satisfying , solid , substantial
    Example Sentence
    • a hearty meal
    • good solid food
    • ate a substantial breakfast
    • four square meals a day
    Definition
    (adj) leaving no balance
    Example Sentence
    • my account with you is now all square
    Definition
    (adj) without evasion or compromise
    Synonyms : straight , straightforward
    Example Sentence
    • a square contradiction
    • he is not being as straightforward as it appears
    Definition
    (adj) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
    Synonyms : straight
    Definition
    (adv) in a straight direct way
    Synonyms : squarely
    Example Sentence
    • looked him squarely in the eye
    • ran square into me
    Definition
    (adv) in a square shape
    Synonyms : squarely
    Example Sentence
    • a squarely cut piece of paper
    • folded the sheet of paper square
    Definition
    (adv) firmly and solidly
    Synonyms : squarely
    Example Sentence
    • hit the ball squarely
    • the bat met the ball squarely
    • planted his great bulk square before his enemy
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