**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles

**Usage:** *the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

**Usage:** *a checkerboard has 64 squares*

**Main entry:** public square, square

**Definition:** an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

**Main entry:** square, square toes

**Definition:** a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

**Definition:** someone who doesn't understand what is going on

**Main entry:** second power, square

**Definition:** the product of two equal terms

**Usage:** *nine is the second power of three; gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance*

**Main entry:** square, foursquare

**Definition:** (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon

**Usage:** *you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** something approximating the shape of a square

**Definition:** make square

**Usage:** *Square the circle; square the wood with a file*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** raise to the second power

**Definition:** turn the oar, while rowing

**Definition:** turn the paddle; in canoeing

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** position so as to be square

**Usage:** *He squared his shoulders*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** pay someone and settle a debt

**Usage:** *I squared with him*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** be compatible with

**Usage:** *one idea squares with another*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** cause to match, as of ideas or acts

**Definition:** rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

**Main entry:** square, straight, straightforward

**Definition:** without evasion or compromise

**Usage:** *a square contradiction; he is not being as straightforward as it appears*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** leaving no balance

**Usage:** *my account with you is now all square*

**Main entry:** square

**Definition:** having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

**Usage:** *a square peg in a round hole; a square corner*

**Definition:** characterized by honesty and fairness

**Usage:** *straight dealing; a square deal*

**Main entry:** satisfying, solid, square, hearty, substantial

**Definition:** providing abundant nourishment

**Usage:** *a hearty meal; good solid food; ate a substantial breakfast; four square meals a day*

**Definition:** firmly and solidly

**Usage:** *hit the ball squarely; the bat met the ball squarely; planted his great bulk square before his enemy*

**Definition:** in a square shape

**Usage:** *a squarely cut piece of paper; folded the sheet of paper square*

**Definition:** in a straight direct way

**Usage:** *looked him squarely in the eye; ran square into me*