Pronunciation: skwârd

n. | 1. | (Geom.) The corner, or angle, of a figure. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

2. | Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

3. | (Print.) A pane of glass. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

3. | 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. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

4. | (Mech. & Joinery) 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. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

5. | Hence, a pattern or rule. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

6. | (Arith. & Alg.) The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

7. | Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule. They of Galatia [were] much more out of square. I have not kept my square. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

8. | (Mil.) A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

9. | Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level. We live not on the square with such as these. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

10. | (Astrol.) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

11. | The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

12. | The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.
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a. | 1. | (Geom.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

2. | Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

3. | Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

4. | Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

5. | Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest; as, square dealing. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

6. | Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

7. | Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

8. | (Naut.) 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.
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v. t. | 1. | To form with four equal sides and four right angles. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

2. | To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square masons' work. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

3. | To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

4. | To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

5. | To make even, so as to leave no remainder or difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

6. | (Math.) To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

7. | (Astrol.) To hold a quartile position respecting. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

8. | (Naut.) To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.
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v. i. | 1. | To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit. | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

2. | To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel. | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

3. | To take a boxing attitude; - often with up, sometimes with off. |

Noun | 1. | square - (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"Synonyms: foursquare |

2. | square - the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"Synonyms: second power | |

3. | square - an open area at the meeting of two or more streetsSynonyms: public square | |

4. | square - something approximating the shape of a square | |

5. | square - someone who doesn't understand what is going onSynonyms: lame | |

6. | square - a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned viewsSynonyms: square toes | |

7. | square - any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares" | |

8. | square - 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" | |

Verb | 1. | square - raise to the second power |

2. | square - make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"Synonyms: square up | |

3. | square - cause to match, as of ideas or acts | |

4. | square - position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders" | |

5. | square - be compatible with; "one idea squares with another" | |

6. | square - pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him" | |

7. | square - turn the paddle; in canoeingSynonyms: feather | |

8. | square - turn the oar, while rowingSynonyms: feather | |

Adj. | 1. | square - having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner" |

2. | square - leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square" | |

3. | square - characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"Synonyms: straight | |

4. | square - without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"Synonyms: straightforward | |

5. | square - rigidly conventional or old-fashionedSynonyms: straight | |

Adv. | 1. | square - in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"Synonyms: squarely |

2. | square - with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square"Synonyms: squarely | |

3. | square - in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"Synonyms: squarely | |

4. | square - firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"Synonyms: squarely |

(language) | Square - A query language, a precursor to SQL.["Specifying Queries as Relational Expressions: The SQUARE Data Sublanguage", R.E. Boyce et al, CACM 18(11):621-628 (Nov 1975)]. |

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