Complete Definition of "square"

Image:Komsomolskaya Square.JPG|thumb|Komsomolskaya Square at night
English

Pronunciation
skwâr, /skwÉÉ(r)/, /<tt>[email protected](r)</tt>/
audio|en-us-square.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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 square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field.&mdash;q:Kazimir Malevich|Kazimir Malevich

  1. An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles.

#:There are so many uses for the square, in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications.

  1. 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 square. q:NewsRadio|NewsRadio?

  1. Anything, such as tiles or cut pieces of material, primarily defined by being square in shape.

#:You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.

  1. mathematics The second power of a number, value, term or expression.

#: 64 is the square of 8.

  1. slang A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s

#: Why do you always wear a tie? Don't be such a square!

  1. UK The symbol # on a telephone; hash.

#: Enter your account number followed by a square.

  1. 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 square, measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.

  1. 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.

#: 2006: Just as the basic unit of real estate measurement across the world is the square ... &mdash; w:Macquarie Bank|Macquarie Bank (Australia), press release Macquarie releases Real Estate Market Outlook 2006 - "The World Squared", 21 June 2006 1
#: 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. &mdash; Your Estate advertisement for Grindelwald Tasmania 2

Synonyms
sense|polygon: qualifier|rare tetragon
sense|square: piazza, plaza
sense|# symbol: hash, sharp, qualifier|US pound sign

Translations
trans-top|polygon
Arabic: ARchar|Ùربع unicode|(murábbaÊ) m
Bosnian: kvadrat m
Chinese: æ­£æ¹ (zhèngfÄng)
Czech: Ätverec m
Dutch: vierkant n
Esperanto: kvadrato
Finnish: neliö
French: carré m
German: Quadrat n
Hebrew: ר××××¢|רִ×Ö¼×Ö¼×¢Ö· (ribu'a) m
Hungarian: négyzet
Icelandic: ferningur m
Italian: quadrato m
Japanese: Jpan|æ­£æ¹å½¢ (Jpan|ããã»ããã, seihÅkei)
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Korean: ì ì¬ê°í (jeongsagakhyeong)
Latvian: kvadrÄts m
Lithuanian: kvadratas m
Malayalam: സമà´à´¤àµà´°à´ (samachathuram)
Persian: FAchar|Ùربع (mora-ba) FAchar|ÚÙار Ú¯ÙØ´ (chahaar-goosh)
Polish: kwadrat m
Portuguese: quadrado m
Russian: квадÑÐ°Ñ (kvadrát) m
Scottish Gaelic: ceàrnan m, ceàrnag f
Slovak: Å¡tvorec m
Slovene: kvadrat m
Spanish: cuadrado m
Swedish: kvadrat c, fyrkant c (informal)
Telugu: à°à°¤à±à°°à°¸à±à°°à° (chaturasraM)
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trans-top|tool
Dutch: winkelhaak m
French: équerre f
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Polish: ekierka f
Portuguese: esquadro m
Russian: ÑголÑник m
Scottish Gaelic: ceàrn-righailt f, cromadh-dìreach m
Spanish: escuadra f, cartabón|cartabón (45º) m
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trans-top|open space in a town
Bosnian: trg m
Czech: námÄstí n
Dutch: plein n, markt f, plaats f, square m
Finnish: aukio, tori
French: place#French|place f, marché m
German: Platz m
Greek, Modern: ÏλαÏεία (plateía) f
Hungarian: tér
Icelandic: torg n
Italian: piazza#Italian|piazza f
Malayalam: à´à´µà´² (kavala), à´à´¤àµà´µà´°à´ (chathvaram)
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Japanese: Jpan|åºå ´ (Jpan|ã²ãã°, hiroba)
Lithuanian: aikÅ¡tÄ f
Persian: FAchar|ÙÛدا٠(may-daan)
Polish: skwer m, plac m
Portuguese: praça f
Russian: плоÑÐ°Ð´Ñ (plóšÄad) f
Slovak: námestie c
Slovene: trg m
Spanish: plaza f
Swedish: torg n
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trans-top|second power
Czech: druhá mocnina f
Bosnian: drugi stepen m
Dutch: kwadraat n, tweede macht f
Finnish: neliö
French: carré m
German: Quadrat n
Hungarian: négyzet
Icelandic: annað veldi n
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Italian: quadrato m
Japanese: Jpan|å¹³æ¹ (Jpan|ã¸ãã»ã, heihÅ)
Malayalam: വരàµâà´àµà´à´ (vargam)
Portuguese: quadrado m
Polish: kwadrat m
Slovene: kvadrat m
Spanish: cuadrado m
Swedish: kvadrat c
Telugu: వరà±à°à° (vargaM)
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trans-top|slang: socially conventional person

German: SpieÃer m
Portuguese: quadrado m
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Spanish: cuadriculado m
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trans-top|# symbol on a telephone
Dutch: hekje n
Finnish: ruutu, risuaita
German: Doppelkreuz n
Icelandic: ferningur m
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Portuguese: sustenido m
Spanish: almohadilla f
Swedish: fyrkant c, brädgård c (slang)
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trans-top|central area of a cricket field
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trans-top|square foot
Finnish: neliöjalka
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Catalan: (1) quadrat m :ca:quadrat|^
ttbc|Chinese: æ­£æ¹å (zhèngfÄng xíng) (1); å¹¿åº (guÇngchÇng) (3); å¹³æ¹ (píngfÄng) (4)
ttbc|German: (2): (try square) Anschlagwinkel m, (T-square) Zeichenschiene f;
ttbc|Hungarian: :hu:négyzet|négyzet
ttbc|Interlingua: (1): quadrato; (2): esquadra; (3): placia; (6): conventional, conservator
ttbc|Irish: cearnóg
ttbc|Korean: ì ì¬ê°í [æ­£åè§å½¢] (jeongsagakhyeong)
ttbc|Latin: (1): quadrum, quadratum
ttbc|Romanian: (1): pÄtrat n; (2): echer n; (3): piaÅ£Ä f
Serbian:
:* Cyrillic: квадÑÐ°Ñ m (1), ÑÑг m (3), дÑÑги ÑÑепен m (4)
:* Roman: kvadrat m (1), trg m (3), drugi stepen m (4)
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Adjective
en-adj|squarer|squarest

  1. Shaped like a square (the polygon).
  2. At right angles to.
  3. Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself.

#: square metre
#: square mile

  1. slang Socially conventional; boring.
  2. cricket in line with the batsman's popping crease.

Translations
trans-top|shaped like a square
Dutch: vierkant, vierkante
French: carré m, carrée f
German: quadratisch
Icelandic: ferningslaga
Italian: quadrato m, quadrata f
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Polish: kwadratowy m
Portuguese: quadrado m
Russian: квадÑаÑнÑй (kvadrátnyj)
Spanish: cuadrado m
Swedish: kvadratisk, fyrkantig
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trans-top|at right angles to
Dutch: met rechte hoek
French: perpendiculaire à m|f
German: rechtwinklig
Icelandic: hornréttur
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Italian: perpendicolare a m|f
Portuguese: perpendicular m|f
Spanish: perpendicular m|f
Swedish: vinkelrät mot
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trans-top|in the names of units
Czech: ÄtvereÄní
Dutch: vierkante
French: carré m, carrée f
German: Quadrat- (used as a prefix to form compound words)

  • Quadratmeter - square metre

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Icelandic: fer-
Italian: quadrato m, quadrata f
Portuguese: quadrado m
Swedish: kvadrat-
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trans-top|socially conventional
Portuguese: quadrado m
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Swedish: fyrkantig
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|German: (4): anständig; (5): spieÃig

Verb
en-verb|squar|ing

  1. transitive To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else.
  2. To resolve.

#:* John can square this question up for us.
#:* These results just don't square.

  1. context|transitive|mathematics Of a value, term, or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.

Translations

trans-top|adjust something so that aligns with or is a right angle to something else
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Portuguese: alinhar
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trans-top|resolve
Dutch: oplossen
Interlingua: resolver
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Portuguese: resolver
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trans-top|multiply by itself
Dutch: kwadrateren, tot de tweede macht verheffen
French: élever au carré
German: quadrieren
Interlingua: quadrar
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Polish: podnosiÄ do kwadratu, podnosiÄ do drugiej potÄgi
Portuguese: elevar ao quadrado m
Swedish: kvadrera
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Derived terms
carpenter's square
framing square
square bracket
square centimetre, square centimeter
square deal
square foot
square inch
square meal
square metre, square meter
square mile
square root
square with
square yard
try square
T-squared

See also
w:square|Wikipedia article on squares
cubic
quadrilateral
rectangle
rhombus

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