(sometimes also used uncountably) A visible indication.
Their angry expressions were a clear they didn't want to talk.verb
Those clouds show signs of raining soon.
Those clouds show little of raining soon.
- A clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.
The in the window said "for rent".
- A traffic sign.
I missed the at the corner so I took the wrong turn.
- A meaningful gesture.
I gave them a thumbs-up .
- Any of several specialized non-alphabetic symbols.
The sharp indicates that the pitch of the note is raised a half step.
- An astrological sign.
Your is Taurus? That's no surprise.
(mathematics) Positive or negative polarity.
I got the magnitude right, but the was wrong.
- A linguistic unit in sign language equivalent to word in spoken languages.
What's the for "computer"?
(uncountable) sign language in general
Sorry, I don't know very well. "It's a of the end of the world," the doom prophet said.
- An omen.
(transitive) To write one's signature on (a document), thus showing authorship.
I forgot to sign that letter to my aunt.
(transitive) To give legal consent by writing one's signature.
I'm not signing anything without my lawyer present.
(transitive) To persuade to sign a contract.
It was a great month. I managed to sign three major players.
(intransitive) To write one's signature somewhere.
Please sign on the dotted line.
(intransitive) (colloquial) To give autographs.
I'm sorry, I don't sign. I'm learning to sign so I can talk to my new neighbor.
(intransitive) To communicate using sign language.
(obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room.
- Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence.
(context, astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
- Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
- Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
(geometry) shaped like a sphere.
(geometry) (no comparative or superlative) of or relating to a sphere or spheres.
(geometry) A polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees.
I took refuge in the form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field.—q:Kazimir Malevich, Kazimir Malevich
- An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles.
There are so many uses for the , in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications.
- An open space in a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye.
You're not in Wisconsin, Dave. The big story isn't about a cow wandering into the town .q:NewsRadio, NewsRadio?
- Anything, such as tiles or cut pieces of material, primarily defined by being square in shape.
You may not move a piece to a already occupied by one of your own pieces.
(mathematics) The second power of a number, value, term or expression.
64 is the of 8.
(slang) A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s
Why do you always wear a tie? Don't be such a !
- The symbol
- on a telephone; hash.
verb (squar, ing)
Enter your account number followed by a .
(cricket) The central area of a cricket field, containing several pitches laid out next to one another - only one being used at a time.
An ideal playing area is roughly circular in shape with a central area, the cricket , measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.
2006: Just as the basic unit of real estate measurement across the world is the ... — w:Macquarie Bank, Macquarie Bank (Australia), press release Macquarie releases Real Estate Market Outlook 2006 - "The World Squared", 21 June 2006 http://www.macquarie.com.au/au/about_macquarie/media_centre/20060621.htm
(context, real estate jargon) A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, ie. 100 square feet or roughly 9.3 square metres. Used in real estate for the size of a house or its rooms, though progressively being replaced by square metres in metric countries such as Australia.
2007: The house is very large and open and boasts 39 squares of living space plus over 13 squares of decking area on 3 sides and 17 squares of garage and workshop downstairs. — Your Estate advertisement for Grindelwald Tasmania http://www.yourestate.com.au/property_12753.php
(transitive) To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else.
- To resolve.
adjective (squarer, squarest)
- John can this question up for us.
These results just don't .
(context, transitive, mathematics) Of a value, term or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.
- Shaped like a square (the polygon).
- At right angles to.
- Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself.
(slang) Socially conventional; boring.
(cricket) in line with the batsman's popping crease.
verb (star, r, ed)
- A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium), forming a sphere. Thousands of stars are visible in the night sky. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
(figurative) A person or thing held as a positive example. A star athlete.
(rfd-redundant) A celebrity or noteworthy performer.
- To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program; see (3) above.