Definition of square in English English dictionary
- Of a value, term, or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power
- Fair
I'm just looking for a square deal on my car repair.
- Correctly aligned with respect to something else
- To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as
square the circle.
- in line with the batsman's popping crease
- The central area of a cricket field, containing several pitches laid out next to one another - only one being used at a time
An ideal playing area is roughly circular in shape with a central area, the cricket square, measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.
- A cell in a grid
You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.
- A square meal
Even when times were tough, we got three squares a day.
- A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, ie. 100 square feet or roughly 9.3 square metres. Used in real estate for the size of a house or its rooms, though progressively being replaced by square metres in metric countries such as Australia
2007: The house is very large and open and boasts 39 squares of living space plus over 13 squares of decking area on 3 sides and 17 squares of garage and workshop downstairs. — Your Estate advertisement for Grindelwald Tasmania.
- The symbol # on a telephone; hash
Enter your account number followed by a square.
- A polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees
I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field.—Kazimir Malevich.
- A mortarboard
- Shaped like a square (the polygon)
- An open space in a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye
You're not in Wisconsin, Dave. The big story isn't about a cow wandering into the town square. NewsRadio.
- To adjust or adapt so as to bring into harmony with something
I cannot square the results of the experiment with my hypothesis.
- An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles
There are so many uses for the square, in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications. -.
- A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert
- Honest; straightforward
It may be prison, but at least I'm getting three square meals a day.
- A unit used in measuring roof area equivalent to 100 square feet (9.29 m2) of roof area
- To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else
The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared.
- At right angles to
- Socially conventional; boring
- A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s
Why do you always wear a tie? Don't be such a square!.
- Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself
square mile.
- The second power of a number, value, term or expression
64 is the square of 8.
- To resolve
These results just don't square.
- {a} having right angles, fit, adjust
- a rectangle with all four sides the same length -- "One side of a square is 18 km " (251)
- Unit of measure for siding equal to 100 square feet (or a 10-foot by 10-foot wall section)
- raise to the second power position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"
- To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts
- To square a number means to multiply it by itself. For example, 3 squared is 3 x 3, or
- be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"
- The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered
- If you are back to square one, you have to start dealing with something from the beginning again because the way you were dealing with it has failed. If your complaint in not upheld, you may feel you are back to square one
- A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles
- something approximating the shape of a square make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
- Square is used before units of length when referring to the area of something. For example, if something is three metres long and two metres wide, its area is six square metres. Canary Wharf was set to provide 10 million square feet of office space The Philippines has just 6,000 square kilometres of forest left
- To turn the oar's blade so it's perpendicular to the surface of the water The blade is squared at the end of recovery, in preparation for the catch
- something approximating the shape of a square
- A body of troops formed in a square, esp
- the square of the speed of light, an exceedingly large number
- Square is used after units of length when you are giving the length of each side of something that is square in shape. a linen cushion cover, 45 cm square. two pieces of wood 4 inches square
- characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
- To hold a quartile position respecting
- The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level
- An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work
- Anything, such as tiles or cut pieces of material, primarily defined by being square in shape
- The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate
- To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work
- Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure
- The term used for an area of 100 square feet (9 29 M2)
- the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
- 100 square feet (9 29m²) of roof area
- cause to match, as of ideas or acts
- One hundred superficial feet
- A square is a quadrilateral figure that has all sides equal, opposite sides parallel and adjacent sides perpendicular to each other Here is a square with sides 5 inches long: Most floor tiles are squares Can you find other squares around you?
- perpendicularly; fairly, honestly; in the shape of a square
- someone who doesn't understand what is going on
- The square of a number is the number produced when you multiply that number by itself. For example, the square of 3 is
- 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"
- In deck terminology, it is the term for 100 square feet of deck or roofing surface Formula: number of squares = sum of(length of deck sheet in feet * width of deck sheet in feet * number of pieces)divided by 100
- In a town or city, a square is a flat open place, often in the shape of a square. The house is located in one of Pimlico's prettiest garden squares St Mark's Square
- Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing
- {i} geometric figure having four equal sides; something shaped like a square; open area in a town or city, plaza; exponent of 2; tool with straight edges and a right angle; conservative person (Slang)
- Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous
- At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced
- (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"
- an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
- make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
- Square Mile
- the City of London
- square away
- To finish, complete, tidy or put in order
I have almost squared away the last of the paperwork from that job.
- square bashing
- Army jargon for marching drills and other military exercises practiced on a parade ground
- square bracket
- Either of a pair of symbols, , used for various purposes, e.g. to enclose text inserted or replaced by an editor, to indicate various mathematical operations, and to indicate a link in MediaWiki syntax
We must, in short, employ a special bracket for operative relations ; and the square bracket is the most convenient. Hence x denotes that a + bβ operates on x, and n denotes that φ operates on itself n - 1 times.
- square brackets
- plural form of square bracket
- square centimeter
- A unit of area equal to that of a square, of sides 1cm
- square centimeters
- plural form of square centimeter
- square centimetre
- Alternative spelling of square centimeter
- square centimetres
- plural form of square centimetre
- square circle
- a cancellation mark consisting of an outer ring of concentric circles, cropped into a square shape
- square dance
- Square dancing
Square dance is America's folk dance.
- square dance
- A particular instance of square dancing
There's a square dance at the school tonight.
- square dance
- To take part in square dancing; to dance this type of dancing
I square danced for three hours last night.
- square dancer
- Someone who does square dancing
- square dances
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of square dance
- square dances
- plural form of square dance
- square dancing
- A type of dance in which eight dancers are arranged in a square as four couples, with a caller calling or singing out the movements that the dancers are to perform
- square division
- a division composed of four regiments
- square division
- a division composed of two brigades
- square division
- a division composed of two brigades of two regiments each
- square divisions
- plural form of square division
- square drive
- a shot played by swinging the bat down through the line of the ball, hitting it along the ground in the direction of point
- square feet
- plural form of square foot
- square foot
- A unit of area (abbreviation sq ft or sq. ft. or ft2) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one foot long
- square footage
- Area (an extent of surface), especially of real estate
- square footage
- Area (the measure of an extent of surface), in square feet
- square footages
- plural form of square footage
- square inch
- A unit of area (abbreviation sq in or sq. in. or '''in2) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one inch long
- square kilometer
- US spelling of square kilometre: Standard unit of area, symbol km2, equal to the area of a square whose sides are one kilometer long
- square kilometers
- plural form of square kilometer
- square kilometre
- Standard unit of area, symbol km2, equal to the area of a square whose sides are one kilometre long
- square kilometres
- plural form of square kilometre
- square knot
- A common binding knot
- square knots
- plural form of square knot
- square leg
- A fielding position on the leg side, square of the batsman's wicket, between leg gully and midwicket; a fielder in that position
- square leg umpire
- The umpire who stands at or near square leg to rule on decisions at the batsman's end of the wicket. In some circumstances, the umpire may stand at the equivalent position on the opposite side of the batsman (between gully and point), but is still referred to as the square leg umpire in these circumstances
- square matrix
- A matrix having the same number of rows as columns
- square meal
- A satisfying meal, especially suitable for one performing physical labor
Football lineman seem to need more than just a square meal.
- square meter
- US spelling of square metre: Standard unit of area, equal to the area of a square whose sides are one meter long
- square meters
- plural form of square meter
- square metre
- Standard unit of area, symbol m2, equal to the area of a square whose sides are one metre long
- square metres
- plural form of square metre
- square mile
- A unit of area (abbreviation sq mi or sq. mi. or mi2) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one mile long
- square off
- to get in the fighting position
- square off
- to get ready for a fight
- square one
- the place where one begins; a lack of progress
We discovered that our first idea would never work, so we were back to square one.
- square peg into a round hole
- Something that does not fit well (or at all); something that will not work as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort
- square pyramid
- A three-dimensional geometric figure with a square base and four triangular sides that connect at one point. An example is the Great Pyramid of Giza
- square pyramids
- plural form of square pyramid
- square rigged
- Of a sailing ship, having the horizontal spars perpendicular to the keel of the ship
- square rod
- a unit of area used for measuring small quantities of land. Equal in size to a square with sides 1 rod in length. Equal to 30¼ square yards or 1/160 acre. Sometimes known, simply, as a rod
- square rod
- a solid, elongated bar whose shape is a square prism
A square rod could be made of acrylic, nylon, wood, or brass.
- square root
- Of a number, another number which, when squared, yields the original number; sometimes constrained to be the positive number where two solutions exist
Every complex number has two square roots; for example, the square roots of -4 are 2i and -2i.
- square roots
- plural form of square root
- square sail
- A sail bent to a horizontal yard set athwartships
- square sails
- plural form of square sail
- square tab shingle
- Shingle with tabs that are all the same size and exposure
- square tab shingles
- plural form of square tab shingle
- square up
- to get in the fighting position
- square up
- to pay back money that is owed
Let me know how much my share is and I'll square up with you tomorrow.
- square up
- to get ready for a fight
- square up
- to face (someone) in a contest
- square wave
- A nonsinusoidal waveform, commonly encountered in electronics and signal processing, that alternates regularly and instantaneously between two levels
- square yard
- A unit of area (abbreviation sq yd or sq. yd.) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are one yard long. (i.e. 3 feet by 3 feet or 9 square feet)
- square-dance
- To participate in a square dance
- square-rigged
- Having square sails rigged onto spars perpendicular to the keel
- square-rigger
- A square-rigged ship
- square-root
- Attributive form of square root
In √a̅+̅b̅, the horizontal bar or vinculum is actually a parenthesis that groups a+b. Without it, √a+b might mean b+√a̅ or it might mean √a̅+̅b̅. Nevertheless, the square-root sign without the vinculum is often used .
- square peg in a round hole
- (deyim) Someone who is uncomfortable or who does not belong in a particular situation
- square up
- (deyim) Assume the attitude of a person about to fight
- square up to
- (deyim) Face and tackle (a difficulty) resolutely
- squared
- Simple past tense and past participle of square
- squarely
- in a direct, straightforward and honest manner
- squarely
- firmly and solidly
- squarish
- approximately square
- squareness
- {n} a square state, evenness, stoutness
- squarer
- {n} a swaggering person, boaster, bully
- squarish
- {a} somewhat square, nearly square
- A square
- squier
- square feet
- (sq ft )Length (in feet) times width equals square feet
- square feet
- (SqFt, Sq Ft , sq ft , ft2, Ext SqFt) is a term that we use to denote the total amount of siding material needed for a particular siding job including material waste [more]
- square feet
- The usual method by which space is defined It is the area of that space, calculated by taking length times width Example; a room is 30 feet by 60 feet has an area of 1,800 square feet
- square foot
- A common construction measurement for measuring area determined by taking the width dimension multiplied by the height (or depth) RO width (in inches) X RO (in inches) divided by 144 equals the area in square feet
- square foot
- a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square
- square foot
- A square foot is the two sides of a building or a room times each other The square footage of the 8x12 shed is 96 Square feet A 1x6x8 is 4 square feet A 2x6x8 is 4 square feet Abbreviated Sq Ft
- square foot
- a unit of measure of area in which each side of a square is equal to a foot and is equivalent to 144 square inches Its abbreviation is ft2
- square off
- assume a fighting stance, prepare oneself to fight; prepare for a debate (esp. a political debate)
- square off
- If you square something off, you alter it so that it has the shape of a square. Peel a thick-skinned orange and square off the ends with a sharp knife
- square off
- settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
- square off
- If one group or person squares off against or with another, they prepare to fight them. In Florida, farmers are squaring off against cities for rights to groundwater
- square root
- The square root of a number is another number which can be multiplied by itself, or squared, to equal the number Square roots can be positive or negative Remember two negatives are a positive So, the square root of 4 is both +2 and -2 Roots are the inverse or opposite of powers 32, or 3 squared, or 3 x 3 = 9 So, the square root of 9 = 3 The square root of a number is, strictly speaking, + or - A negative multiplied by a negative is a positive In some problems recording the root as + or - is essential See also cube roots
- square root
- a number that when multiplied by itself gives the original number -- " a better approximation of the square root " (77)
- square root
- The square root of a number is a number which multiplied by itself, gives you the original number Its symbol is called a radical and looks like this: For example, is 3, because 3 x 3 = 9 Here are a few other square roots: The is 4 because 4 x 4 is 16 The is 5 because 5 x 5 is 25 Now, here's a problem for you: What is the square root of 36?
- square root
- the square root of a number is the number you multiply by itself to get that number e g the square root of 25 is 5 because 5 x 5=25
- square root
- the number that when multiplied by itself will produce a given number (the square)
- square root
- A divisor of a quantity that when squared gives the quantity. For example, the square roots of 25 are 5 and -5 because 5 × 5 = 25 and (-5) × (-5) =
- square root
- number which is the total of a given number to the second power (i.e. the square root of 36 is 6 because 6 to the second power = 36)
- square root
- A factor of a number that when squared gives the number (the square root of 9 is 3)
- square root
- The square root of a number is another number which produces the first number when it is multiplied by itself. For example, the square root of 16 is
- square root
- The square root of a number iis the number that can be divided to get X E g , the square root of 144 is 12
- square root
- or n½, where n is a number The square root of n, multiplied by itself, is n
- square root
- a number of quantity which when squared, or multiplied by itself will produce a given number of quantity; as 4 is the square root of 16 Its symbol is x2
- square root
- a number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number
- square root
- The root of an expression is the term that when multiplied by itself produces the expression, for example: 5 is the square root of 25; x is the square root of x2
- square root
- The square roots of n are all the complex numbers m so that m2 = n The square roots of 16 are 4 and -4 The square roots of -16 are 4 i and -4 i
- square root
- the square root of a number is the number which, when multiplied by itself, equals that number square root of
- squared
- past of square
- squared
- raised to the second power
- squared
- {s} made square; multiplied by itself (Mathematics); adjusted; settled, made right; in accord
- squared
- having been made square
- squared
- 1. Something that is squared has the shape of a square, or has a pattern of squares on it. Draw up a scale floor plan on squared paper, marking in the door opening and windows. see also square
- squarely
- with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square"
- squarely
- directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
- squarely
- If something such as blame or responsibility lies squarely with someone, they are definitely the person responsible. Responsibility for success or failure lies squarely with the Nigerians
- squarely
- with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C
- squarely
- in the shape of a square; at right angles
- squarely
- If you face something squarely, you face it directly, without trying to avoid it. The management committee have faced the situation squarely
- squarely
- In a square form or manner
- squarely
- in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me
- squarely
- {s} honestly, fairly, uprightly
- squarely
- with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C G Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
- squarely
- firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
- squarely
- Squarely means directly or in the middle, rather than indirectly or at an angle. I kept the gun aimed squarely at his eyes
- squarely
- Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues" firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy" in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square" directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point" with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square" in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me
- squarely
- Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
- squarely
- in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"
- squarely
- in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"
- squareness
- The condition of being square
- squareness
- {i} state of having a square shape; fairness, honesty; conservativeness, conventionality, quality of being strait-laced
- squareness
- The quality of being square; as, an instrument to try the squareness of work
- squareness
- Measure of perpendicularity of adjacent edges or surfaces
- squareness
- Products are square within manufacturing tolerances Should squareness be critical, sheets can be square sheared Go Back
- squareness
- (1) The measure of a bearing being perpendicular to the die face which can be accomplished with a toolmaker's square or equivalent techniques (2) Characteristic of having adjacent sides or planes meeting at 90 degrees
- squareness
- the property of being shaped like a square
- squarer
- One who squares, or quarrels; a hot-headed, contentious fellow
- squarer
- One who, or that which, squares
- squares
- Loose laid or self-adhesive backed "tiles" of carpet
- squares
- third-person singular of square
- squares
- If a quadrilateral's angles and sides are congruent, then it is a square
- squares
- Parquet flooring units, usually composed of an equal number of slats
- squares
- Used to check and mark right angles, squares are defined as steel, try and combination Combination squares will also measure 45° angles If it has a degree scale, it can determine any angle
- squares
- plural of square
- squaring
- present participle of square
- squaring
- {i} forming into a square
- squarish
- {s} overly square, inclined towards squareness
- squarish
- oblong
- squarish
- shaped almost like a square
- squarish
- somewhat square in appearance or form
- squarish
- Nearly square