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square



I - noun
1. (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles;
a four-sided regular polygon (Freq. 23)
- you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
Syn:
foursquare
Topics:
geometry
Hypernyms:
rectangle, regular polygon
Hyponyms:
quadrate
2. the product of two equal terms (Freq. 2)
- nine is the second power of three
- gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance
Syn:
second power
Hypernyms:
number
3. an open area at the meeting of two or more streets (Freq. 2)
Syn:
public square
Hypernyms:
tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
Hyponyms:
plaza, place, piazza
Instance Hyponyms:
Trafalgar Square
Part Holonyms:
city
4. something approximating the shape of a square
Hypernyms:
shape, form
5. someone who doesn't understand what is going on
Syn:
lame
Hypernyms:
simpleton, simple
6. a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
Syn:
square toes
Usage Domain:
colloquialism
Hypernyms:
conservative, conservativist
7. any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
- a checkerboard has 64 squares
Hypernyms:
artifact, artefact
Part Holonyms:
checkerboard, checker board
8. 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
Hypernyms:
hand tool
Hyponyms:
carpenter's square, try square, T-square

II - verb
1. make square (Freq. 4)
- Square the circle
- square the wood with a file
Syn:
square up
Hypernyms:
shape, form
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
2. raise to the second power (Freq. 2)
Topics:
arithmetic
Hypernyms:
multiply
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
3. cause to match, as of ideas or acts (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
adjust, conform, adapt
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. position so as to be square (Freq. 1)
- He squared his shoulders
Hypernyms:
position
Hyponyms:
square up, jog, even up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. be compatible with
- one idea squares with another
Hypernyms:
match, fit, correspond, check, jibe,
gibe, tally, agree
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
6. pay someone and settle a debt
- I squared with him
Hypernyms:
settle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
7. turn the paddle;
in canoeing
Syn:
feather
Derivationally related forms:
feather (for: feather)
Hypernyms:
paddle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
8. turn the oar, while rowing
Syn:
feather
Derivationally related forms:
feather (for: feather), feathering (for: feather)
Hypernyms:
row
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

III - adjective
1. having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle (Freq. 7)
- a square peg in a round hole
- a square corner
Ant:
round
Similar to:
quadrate, right-angled, squared, squarish
See Also:
angular, angulate
Derivationally related forms:
squareness
2. characterized by honesty and fairness
- straight dealing
- a square deal
Syn:
straight
Ant:
crooked (for: straight)
Similar to:
aboveboard, straightforward, guileless, transparent, straightarrow
See Also:
honest, honorable, lawful
Derivationally related forms:
straightness (for: straight)
Attrubites:
honesty, honestness
3. providing abundant nourishment
- a hearty meal
- good solid food
- ate a substantial breakfast
- four square meals a day
Syn:
hearty, satisfying, solid, substantial
Similar to:
wholesome
Derivationally related forms:
substantialness (for: substantial)
4. leaving no balance
- my account with you is now all square
Similar to:
paid
Usage Domain:
colloquialism
5. without evasion or compromise
- a square contradiction
- he is not being as straightforward as it appears
Syn:
straightforward, straight
Similar to:
direct
Derivationally related forms:
straightness (for: straight), straightforwardness (for: straightforward)
6. rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
Syn:
straight
Similar to:
conventional
Usage Domain:
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot,
patois, vernacular

IV - adverb
1. in a straight direct way (Freq. 2)
- looked him squarely in the eye
- ran square into me
Syn:
squarely
2. in a square shape
- a squarely cut piece of paper
- folded the sheet of paper square
Syn:
squarely
Derived from adjective:
square (for: squarely)
3. firmly and solidly
- hit the ball squarely
- the bat met the ball squarely
- planted his great bulk square before his enemy
Syn:
squarely

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