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English adjective: square

1. square having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle


SamplesA square peg in a round hole.
A square corner.


Similarquadrate, right-angled, squared, squarish


See alsoangular, angulate


Antonymscircular, round

2. square characterized by honesty and fairness


SamplesStraight dealing.
A square deal.


Synonymsstraight


Similaraboveboard, guileless, straightarrow, straightforward, transparent


See alsohonest, honorable, lawful


Attributehonestness, honesty


Antonymscorrupt, crooked

3. square providing abundant nourishment


SamplesA hearty meal.
Good solid food.
Ate a substantial breakfast.
Four square meals a day.


Synonymshearty, satisfying, solid, substantial


Similarwholesome


Antonymsunwholesome

4. square leaving no balance


SamplesMy account with you is now all square.


Similarpaid


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunpaid

5. square without evasion or compromise


SamplesA square contradiction.
He is not being as straightforward as it appears.


Synonymsstraight, straightforward


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect

6. square rigidly conventional or old-fashioned


Synonymsstraight


Similarconventional


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


Antonymsunconventional


English noun: square

1. square (shape) (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon


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


Synonymsfoursquare


Broader (hypernym)rectangle, regular polygon


Narrower (hyponym)quadrate


Domain categorygeometry

2. square (quantity) the product of two equal terms


SamplesNine is the second power of three.
Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.


Synonymssecond power


Broader (hypernym)number

3. square (location) an open area at the meeting of two or more streets


Synonymspublic square


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)piazza, place, plaza


Instance hyponymTrafalgar Square


Part meronymcity

4. square (shape) something approximating the shape of a square


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

5. square (person) someone who doesn't understand what is going on


Synonymslame


Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

6. square (person) a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views


Synonymssquare toes


Broader (hypernym)conservative, conservativist


Domain usagecolloquialism

7. square (artifact) any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles


SamplesA checkerboard has 64 squares.


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Part meronymchecker board, checkerboard

8. square (artifact) a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles


SamplesThe carpenter who built this room must have lost his square.


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)carpenter's square, T-square, try square


English adverb: square

1. square in a straight direct way


SamplesLooked him squarely in the eye.
Ran square into me.


Synonymssquarely

2. square in a square shape


SamplesA squarely cut piece of paper.
Folded the sheet of paper square.


Synonymssquarely

3. square firmly and solidly


SamplesHit the ball squarely.
The bat met the ball squarely.
Planted his great bulk square before his enemy.


Synonymssquarely


English verb: square

1. square (change) make square


SamplesSquare the circle.
Square the wood with a file.


Synonymssquare up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

2. square (cognition) raise to the second power


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)multiply


Domain categoryarithmetic

3. square (stative) cause to match, as of ideas or acts


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)adapt, adjust, conform

4. square (motion) position so as to be square


SamplesHe squared his shoulders.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)position


Narrower (hyponym)even up, jog, square up

5. square (stative) be compatible with


SamplesOne idea squares with another.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

6. square (possession) pay someone and settle a debt


SamplesI squared with him.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)settle

7. square (competition) turn the paddle; in canoeing


Synonymsfeather


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)paddle

8. square (competition) turn the oar, while rowing


Synonymsfeather


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)row









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