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1square/ˈskweɚ/noun
pluralsquares
1square
/ˈskweɚ/
noun
pluralsquares
Learner's definition of SQUARE  
[count]
: a four-sided shape that is made up of four straight sides that are the same length and that has four right angles — often + of
— see picture at geometrycompare rectangle
: any of the squares on a board for playing games (such as chess and checkers)
— see picture at chess
mathematics  : the number that results from multiplying a number by itself
— compare 1cube 2
: an open area in a village, city, etc., where two or more streets meet
somewhat old-fashioned, informal + disapproving  : someone who does not like or try unusual things that other people consider exciting, interesting, etc.
technical  : a flat tool that is used to mark or check angles
— see picture at carpentrycompare t square
chiefly US, informal  : square meal
2square/ˈskweɚ/adjective
squarersquarest
2square
/ˈskweɚ/
adjective
squarersquarest
Learner's definition of SQUARE  
[also more square; most square]
: shaped like a square : having four straight sides that are the same length and four right angles at each corner
   b  : forming a right angle
— used to describe a measurement that is produced by multiplying something's length and width
— compare cubic
: shaped more like a right angle than a curve
◊ This sense of square often suggests strength and toughness.
somewhat old-fashioned  : honest and fair
— see also fair and square at 1fair
somewhat old-fashioned, informal + disapproving  — used to describe someone who does not like or try unusual things that other people consider exciting, interesting, etc.
informal  : having nothing owed by either side : even
   b  not used before a noun  : having the same number of points : tied

a square peg in a round hole

— see 1peg
3square/ˈskweɚ/verb
squaressquaredsquaring
3square
/ˈskweɚ/
verb
squaressquaredsquaring
Learner's definition of SQUARE  
[+ object]
: to make (something) square : to give (something) straight edges, flat surfaces, or sharp, even corners — often + off
mathematics  : to multiply (a number) by itself — usually used as (be) squared
— compare 2cube 2
: to pay money that is owed for (something) — often + up
: to make the score of (something, such as a game or series) the same : tie

square away

[phrasal verb]
square (something) awayUS or square away (something) 
: to put (something) in an organized and proper state or condition — often used as (be/get) squared away

square off

[phrasal verb]
: to prepare to fight : to get into the position of two people who are going to fight each other
   b  : to fight or argue — often + against
: to compete in a contest — often + against
— see also 3square 1 (above)

square up

[phrasal verb]
: to turn so that you are facing something or someone directly
— see also 3square 3 (above)
square up to (someone or something)  : to begin to deal with (a difficult person or situation) in a direct way

square with

[phrasal verb]
square with (something)  : to agree with (something)
square (something) with (something)  : to make (something) agree with (something)
square (something) with (someone)  : to get agreement about or approval of (something) from (someone)

square yourself

: to turn so that you are facing something or someone directly

square your shoulders

: to stand with your shoulders pulled back in a straight line in a way that shows you are ready to do or deal with something directly
4square/ˈskweɚ/adverb
4square
/ˈskweɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of SQUARE  
: in a direct way
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