# square

*n.*

- The corner, or angle, of a figure.
- A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.
- 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 try-square., etc.
- 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; regularity; rule.
- 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; equality; level.
- 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 or embroidered.
- 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 standard.
- 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 quantity.
- To hold a quartile position respecting.
- To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.

*a.*

- Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.
- 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 dealing.
- Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.
- 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.

*v. i.*

- 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 with off.