HyperDic: square

English > 25 senses of the word square:
NOUNshapesquare, foursquare(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles
quantitysquare, second powerthe product of two equal terms
locationsquare, public squarean open area at the meeting of two or more streets
shapesquaresomething approximating the shape of a square
person square, lamesomeone who doesn't understand what is going on
person square, square toesa formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
artifactsquareany artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
artifactsquarea hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles
VERBchangesquare, square upmake square
cognitionsquareraise to the second power
stativesquarecause to match, as of ideas or acts
motionsquareposition so as to be square
stativesquarebe compatible with
possessionsquarepay someone and settle a debt
competitionsquare, featherturn the paddle
competitionsquare, featherturn the oar, while rowing
ADJECTIVEallsquarehaving four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle
allsquare, straightcharacterized by honesty and fairness
allsquare, hearty, satisfying, solid, substantialproviding abundant nourishment
allsquareleaving no balance
allsquare, straightforward, straightwithout evasion or compromise
allsquare, straightrigidly conventional or old-fashioned
ADVERBallsquare, squarelyin a straight direct way
allsquare, squarelyin a square shape
allsquare, squarelyfirmly and solidly
square > pronunciation
Soundsskweh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.
Examples
  • "a square peg in a round hole"
  • "a square corner"
NarrowerquadrateHaving four sides and four angles
right-angledforming a right angle or containing one or more right angles
squaredHaving been made square
squarishSomewhat square in appearance or form
See alsoangular, angulateHaving angles or an angular shape
Oppositeround, circularHaving a circular shape
Spanishcuadrado
Catalanquadrat
Nounssquarenessthe property of being shaped like a square
Adverbssquarelyin a square shape
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by honesty and fairness.
Example "a square deal"
Synonymstraight
Attribute ofhonesty, honestnessThe quality of being honest
Narroweraboveboard, straightforwardWithout concealment or deception
guileless, transparentFree of deceit
straightarrowconventionally moral and upright
See alsohonest, honorablenot disposed to cheat or defraud
lawfulconformable to or allowed by law
Oppositecrooked, corruptnot straight
Spanishsincero
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 3
MeaningProviding abundant nourishment.
Example "four square meals a day"
Synonymshearty, satisfying, solid, substantial
Broaderwholesomeconducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
Spanishabundante, bueno, nutritivo, sólido, sustancioso
Catalanabundant, bo, nutritiu, sòlid, substancial, substanciós
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 4
MeaningLeaving no balance.
Example"my account with you is now all square"
Broaderpaidmarked by the reception of pay
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 5
MeaningWithout evasion or compromise.
Example"a square contradiction"
Synonymsstraightforward, straight
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Spanishclaro, directo, franco
Adverbssquarelydirectly and without evasion
English > square: 25 senses > adjective 6
Meaningrigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
Synonymstraight
Broaderconventionalunimaginative / unimaginative and conformist
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishcarca, carroza
English > square: 25 senses > noun 1, shape
Meaning(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.
Example"you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
Synonymfoursquare
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
NarrowerquadrateA square-shaped object
BroaderrectangleA parallelogram with four right angles
regular polygonA polygon with all sides and all angles equal
Spanishcuadrado, cuadro
Catalanfoursquare, quadrat
Verbssquaremake square
English > square: 25 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe product of two equal terms.
Example "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
Synonymsecond power
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Spanishcuadrado
Catalanquadrat
Adjectivesquadraticof or relating to or resembling a square
Verbssquareraise to the second power
English > square: 25 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAn open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
Synonympublic square
InstancesTrafalgar SquareA square in central London where there is a memorial to Admiral Nelson
Part ofcityAn incorporated administrative district established by state charter / charter
Narrowerplaza, place, piazzaA public square with room for pedestrians
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishplaza, plaza pública
Catalanplaça, plaça pública
English > square: 25 senses > noun 4, shape
MeaningSomething approximating the shape of a square.
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
English > square: 25 senses > noun 5, person
Meaningsomeone who doesn't understand what is going on.
Synonymlame
Broadersimpleton, simpleA person lacking intelligence or common sense
English > square: 25 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningA formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
Synonymsquare toes
Broaderconservative, conservativistA person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > square: 25 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningAny artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.
Example"a checkerboard has 64 squares"
Part ofcheckerboard, checker boardA board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Verbssquaremake square
squareposition so as to be square
English > square: 25 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.
Example"the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
NarrowerT-squareA square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines
carpenter's squareA steel square used by carpenters
try squareA square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishescuadra
Catalanescaire
English > square: 25 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a straight direct way.
Examples
  • "looked him squarely in the eye"
  • "ran square into me"
Synonymsquarely
English > square: 25 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a square shape.
Examples
  • "a squarely cut piece of paper"
  • "folded the sheet of paper square"
Synonymsquarely
English > square: 25 senses > adverb 3
Meaningfirmly and solidly.
Examples
  • "hit the ball squarely"
  • "the bat met the ball squarely"
  • "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
Synonymsquarely
Spanishde lleno, en medio
English > square: 25 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake square.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "Square the circle"
  • "square the wood with a file"
Synonymsquare up
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishcuadrar
Catalanquadrar
Nounssquareany artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
square(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles
English > square: 25 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningRaise to the second power.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
Broadermultiplycombine by multiplication
Nounssquarethe product of two equal terms
English > square: 25 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningCause to match, as of ideas or acts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderadjust, conform, adaptadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
Spanishcuadrar
English > square: 25 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningposition so as to be square.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He squared his shoulders"
Narrowersquare up, jog, even upeven up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
BroaderpositionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Spanishponerse derecho, sacar pecho
Nounssquareany artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
English > square: 25 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe compatible with.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"one idea squares with another"
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
English > square: 25 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningpay someone and settle a debt.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"I squared with him"
Broadersettledispose of
English > square: 25 senses > verb 7, competition
MeaningTurn the paddle; in canoeing.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymfeather
Broaderpaddlepropel with a paddle
English > square: 25 senses > verb 8, competition
MeaningTurn the oar, while rowing.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymfeather
Broaderrowpropel with oars

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