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*say*skwair)*noun***1.**a four-sided plane having all its sides equal and all its angles right angles.**2.**anything having this form or a form approximating it.**3.**one of the rectangular or otherwise shaped divisions of a game board, as a chess or draughts board.**4.**an open area in a city or town, as at the intersection of streets, often planted with grass, trees, etc.**5.**a block of buildings in a town marked off by neighbouring and intersecting streets along each side.**6.**an L-shaped or T-shaped instrument for determining or testing right angles, and for other purposes.**7.***Mathematics*the second power of a number or quantity:*the square of 4 is 4 × 4, or 16.***8.***Building Trades*a former unit of surface measurement equalling 100 square feet.**9.***Military History*a body of troops drawn up in quadrilateral form.**10.***Colloquial*someone who is conservative in manner, dress or behaviour: **Here they all are – the anti-socials, the misfits, the delinks, in a common defiance of the squares.***–colin johnson, 1965**.**11.***Colloquial*a heterosexual.**12.***Rowing*the position of the blade of an oar at right angles to the water before it is dropped in to begin a stroke.**13.***Obsolete*a true standard.**14.**Also,**squareface**.*Colloquial*gin.

–*verb (t)*(**squared, squaring**)**15.**to reduce to square, rectangular, or cubic form.**16.**to mark out in squares or rectangles.**17.**to test for deviation from a right angle, straight line, or plane surface.**18.***Mathematics***a.**to multiply (a number or quantity) by itself.**b.**to describe or find a square which is equivalent to:*to square a circle.***19.**to bring to the form of a right angle or right angles; set at right angles to something else.**20.**to make the score of (a contest, etc.) even.**21.**to set (the shoulders, arms, etc.) so as to present an approximately rectangular outline.**22.**Also,**square off**. to make straight, level, or even.**23.**to regulate, as by a standard.**24.**to adjust harmoniously or satisfactorily; balance; settle:*to square a debt.***25.***Rowing*to turn (the blade of an oar) from the feather to a right angle to the surface before dropping it to begin a stroke.**26.***Colloquial*to bribe.

–*adjective*(**squarer, squarest**)**27.**of the form of a right angle; having some part or parts rectangular:*a square corner.***28.**having four sides and four right angles; cubical or approximately so; rectangular and of three dimensions:*a square box.***29.**at right angles, or perpendicular:*one line square to another.***30.***Nautical*at right angles to the mast and the keel, as a yard.**31.**designating a unit representing an area in the form of a square:*a square metre.***32.**relating to such units, or to surface measurement:*square measure.***33.***Mathematics***a.**See**square number**.**b.**See**square root**.**34.**of a specified length on each side of a square:*an area 2 metres square.***35.**having a square section, or one that is merely rectangular:*a square file.***36.**having a solid, sturdy form with rectilinear and angular outlines.**37.**straight, level, or even, as a surface or surfaces.**38.**leaving no balance of debt on either side; having all accounts settled:*to make accounts square.***39.**just, fair, or honest.**40.**straightforward, direct, or unequivocal.**41.**conservative in manners, dress, or behaviour.**42.***Colloquial*heterosexual.

–*adverb***43.**so as to be square; in square or rectangular form.**44.**at right angles.**45.***Colloquial*solidly or directly:*to hit a nail square on the head.***46.***Colloquial*fairly, honestly or uprightly.

–*phrase***47.****a**(**good**)**square meal**, a satisfying or substantial meal.**48.****all square**,**a.**even, with no debt or obligation on either side.**b.***Sport*even in points, goals, etc.**49.****break square**, to have one's credits or profits equal one's debits or losses.**50.****on the square**,*Colloquial***a.**fair; fairly.**b.**abstaining from alcohol; teetotal.**c.***Obsolete*going steady:*Fred is on the square with Alice.***51.****out of square**, not at right angles.**52.****square away**,**a.***Nautical*to arrange the yards so that they are at right angles to the fore-and-aft line of the ship.**b.**to complete; fix up.**53.****square off**, to assume a posture of offence or defence, as in boxing.**54.****square off with**,**a.**to apologise to; make recompense to.**b.**to get revenge on; pay back.**55.****square one's account**,**a.***Accounting*to achieve a balance.**b.**(sometimes followed by*with)*to secure reconciliation or forgiveness.**56.****square the circle**, to attempt the impossible.**57.****square up**,**a.**(sometimes followed by*with)*to pay or settle a bill, debt, etc.: **You can square up with me later.***–xavier herbert, 1938**.**b.***Cricket*to bowl straight at (a batter), forcing him or her to face the ball instead of hitting it side on.**58.****square up to**, to face, especially courageously; prepare to contest or resist.**59.****square with**, to accord or agree with:*his theory does not square with the facts.***60.****think outside the square**, to take an unconventional approach.**61.****track square**,*Obsolete Colloquial*to be courting.

{Middle English, from Old French*esquarrer*, from Latin*ex-***ex-**+^{1}*quadrāre*to square,**quadrate**; def. 14 from the shape of its bottle}

–**squarely**,*adverb*

–**squareness**,*noun*

–**squarer**,*noun*

*Australian English dictionary.
2014.*

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