# Definition

• | The corner, or angle, of a figure. |

• | A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles. |

• | Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so |

• | A square piece or fragment. |

• | A pane of glass. |

• | A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers. |

• | One hundred superficial feet. |

• | An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets. |

• | An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of several forms, as the T square, the carpenter's square, the try-square., etc. |

• | Hence, a pattern or rule. |

• | The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 / 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2. |

• | Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule. |

• | A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron. |

• | Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level. |

• | The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. |

• | The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. |

• | The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. |

• | Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. |

• | Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. |

• | Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame. |

• | Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. |

• | Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing. |

• | Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square. |

• | Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. |

• | At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced. |

• | To form with four sides and four right angles. |

• | To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason's work. |

• | To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard. |

• | To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others. |

• | To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts. |

• | To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity. |

• | To hold a quartile position respecting. |

• | To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards. |

• | To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; 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, sometimes with off. |