square

A square (polygon)

Meanings

Noun

Adjective

Verb

  • To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else;
  • To resolve or reconcile; to suit or fit.
  • To adjust or adapt so as to bring into harmony with something.
  • Of a value, term or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.
  • To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as.
  • To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch
  • To take opposing sides; to quarrel.
  • To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to suit; to fit.
  • To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
  • To take a boxing attitude; often with up or off.
  • To form with four sides and four right angles.
  • To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces.
  • To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
  • To hold a quartile position respecting.

Origin

  • From Middle English square, sqware, squyre; from Old French esquarre, esquerre, (modern French √©querre), from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from Latin ex- + quadro, from quadrus.

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