- (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.
- (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 ... — 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
- 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.
- square metre
- square mile
- (slang) Socially conventional; boring.
- (cricket) in line with the batsman's popping crease.
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