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 8 ; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2.
7.Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
They of Galatia [were] much more out of square.
- Hooker.
I have not kept my square.
- Shak.
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.
- Dryden.
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.
fair and square
in a fair, straightforward, and honest manner; justly; as, he beat me fair and square.
Geometrical square
See Quadrat, n., 2.
Hollow square
(Mil.) a formation of troops in the shape of a square, each side consisting of four or five ranks, and the colors, officers, horses, etc., occupying the middle.
Least square
etc. See under Least, Magic, etc.
On the square
a - in an open, fair manner; honestly, or upon honor; justly.
b - at right angles.
On the square with
upon equality with; even with.
To be all squares
to be all settled.
- Nares.
To be at square
to be in a state of quarreling.
- Dickens.
To break no squares
to give no offense; to make no difference.
- Nares.
To break squares
to depart from an accustomed order.
To see how the squares go
to see how the game proceeds; - a phrase taken from the game of chess, the chessboard being formed with squares.
- L'Estrange.
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.
She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to her.
- Shak.
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.
By Heaven, square eaters.
More meat, I say.
- Beau. & Fl.
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.
Square foot
an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelve inches; 144 square inches.
Square knot
a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. See Illust. under Knot.
Square measure
the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as, square inches, square feet, square meters, etc.
Square number
See Square, n., 6.
Square root of a number
(Math.) that number or quantity which, multiplied by itself, produces the given number or quantity.
Square sail
(Naut.) a four-sided sail extended upon a yard suspended by the middle; sometimes, the foresail of a schooner set upon a yard; also, a cutter's or sloop's sail boomed out. See Illust. of Sail.
Square stern
(Naut.) a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a round stern, which has no transom.
having three, five, etc., equal sides; as, a three-square file.
To get square with
to get even with; to pay off.
v. t.1.To form with four equal sides and four right angles.
[imp. & p. p. Squared (skwârd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squaring.]
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.
Square my trial
To my proportioned strength.
- Milton.
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.
The icy Goat and Crab that square the Scales.
- Creech.
8.(Naut.) To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.
To square one's shoulders
to raise the shoulders so as to give them a square appearance, - a movement expressing contempt or dislike.
To square the circle
(Math.) to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. The solution of this famous problem is now generally admitted to be impossible.
- Sir W. Scott.
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.
Are you such fools
To square for this?
- Shak.
3.To take a boxing attitude; - often with up, sometimes with off.
Noun1.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.Squaresquare - an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
Synonyms: public square
4.square - something approximating the shape of a square
5.square - someone who doesn't understand what is going on
Synonyms: lame
6.square - a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views
Synonyms: 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"
Verb1.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 canoeing
Synonyms: feather
8.square - turn the oar, while rowing
Synonyms: 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"
circular, round - having a circular shape
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-fashioned
Synonyms: 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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