A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right
Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so
A square piece or fragment.
A pane of glass.
A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column,
nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of
advertisements in newspapers.
One hundred superficial feet.
An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side;
sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for
public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets.
An instrument having at least one right angle and two or
more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of
several forms, as the T square, the carpenter's square, the
Hence, a pattern or rule.
The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself;
thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 / 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a2
+ 2ab + b2.
Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct;
A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to
resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.
Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement;
The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each
other; a quadrate.
The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel.
The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked
To form with four sides and four right angles.
To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat
surfaces; as, to square mason's work.
To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or
To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to
square our actions by the opinions of others.
To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to
balance; as, to square accounts.
To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a
To hold a quartile position respecting.
To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the
Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square
Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.
Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and
angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.
Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.
Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square
Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts
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.
To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to
conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense
or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
To take a boxing attitude; -- often with up, sometimes