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Definition 1: a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square

(square is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of square ) a steel square used by carpenters; larger than a try square

(... is a kind of square ) a square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece

(... is a kind of square ) a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines

Definition 2: any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a checkerboard has 64 squares

(square is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is part of square) a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors

Definition 3: an open area at the meeting of two or more streets - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of square ) a public square with room for pedestrians

"they met at Elm Plaza" "Grosvenor Place"

(... is an instance of square) a square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson

(... is part of square) an incorporated administrative district established by state charter

"the city raised the tax rate"

Definition 4: a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

(square is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: someone who doesn't understand what is going on - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Definition 6: the product of two equal terms - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nine is the second power of three
  • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

Definition 7: (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) a polygon with all sides and all angles equal

(square is a kind of ...) a parallelogram with four right angles

(... is a kind of square ) a square-shaped object

(square belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 8: something approximating the shape of a square - [noun denoting shape]

(square is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Definition 9: make square - [verb of change]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Square the circle
  • square the wood with a file

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 10: raise to the second power - [verb of cognition]

(square is a kind of ...) combine by multiplication

"multiply 10 by 15"

(square belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 11: turn the oar, while rowing - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) propel with oars

"row the boat across the lake"

Definition 12: turn the paddle; in canoeing - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is a kind of ...) propel with a paddle

"paddle your own canoe"

Definition 13: position so as to be square - [verb of motion]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He squared his shoulders

(square is a kind of ...) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of square ) even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing

Definition 14: pay someone and settle a debt - [verb of possession]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I squared with him

(square is a kind of ...) dispose of; make a financial settlement

Definition 15: be compatible with - [verb of stative]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one idea squares with another

(square is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

Definition 16: cause to match, as of ideas or acts - [verb of stative]

(square is a kind of ...) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

Definition 17: having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a square peg in a round hole
  • a square corner

(square is similar to ...) having four sides and four angles

(square is similar to ...) forming a right angle or containing one or more right angles

"a right-angled bend"

(square is similar to ...) having been made square

(square is similar to ...) somewhat square in appearance or form

(means also ...) having angles or an angular shape

Definition 18: characterized by honesty and fairness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • straight dealing
  • a square deal

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is similar to ...) without concealment or deception; honest

"their business was open and aboveboard" "straightforward in all his business affairs"

(square is similar to ...) free of deceit

(square is similar to ...) conventionally moral and upright

(means also ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

(means also ...) conformable to or allowed by law

"lawful methods of dissent"

(... are attributes of square) the quality of being honest

Definition 19: in a straight direct way - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • looked him squarely in the eye
  • ran square into me

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

Definition 20: firmly and solidly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hit the ball squarely
  • the bat met the ball squarely
  • planted his great bulk square before his enemy

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

Definition 21: in a square shape - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a squarely cut piece of paper
  • folded the sheet of paper square

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

Definition 22: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is similar to ...) unimaginative and conformist

"conventional bourgeois lives" "conventional attitudes"

(square is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 23: without evasion or compromise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a square contradiction
  • he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is similar to ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

Definition 24: leaving no balance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my account with you is now all square

(square is similar to ...) marked by the reception of pay

"paid work" "a paid official" "a paid announcement" "a paid check"

(square is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 25: providing abundant nourishment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where square or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hearty meal
  • good solid food
  • ate a substantial breakfast
  • four square meals a day

Synonyms for square in the sense of this definition

(square is similar to ...) conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

"wholesome attitude" "wholesome appearance" "wholesome food"

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