1having the shape or approximate shape of a square:a square table

having the shape or approximate shape of a cube:a square block of flats

having or in the form of two right angles:a suitable length of wood with square ends

having an outline resembling two corners of a square:his square jaw

broad and solid in shape:he was short and square

2denoting a unit of measurement equal to the area of a square whose side is of the unit specified:30,000 square feet of new gallery space

[postpositive] denoting the length of each side of a square shape or object:the office was fifteen feet square

3at right angles; perpendicular:these lines must be square to the top and bottom marked edges

Cricket & Soccer in a direction transversely across the field or pitch:Keen’s square pass was rammed home first time by Bishop

Astrology having or denoting an aspect of 90°:Jupiter is square to the Sun

4level or parallel:place two pieces of wood one on top of the other, ensuring that they are exactly square

properly arranged; in good order:we should get everything square before we leave

compatible or in agreement:he wanted to make sure we were square with the court’s decision and not subject to a lawsuit

fair and honest:she’d been as square with him as anybody could be

5(of two people) owing nothing to each other:an acknowledgement that we are square

with both players or sides having equal scores in a game:the goal brought the match all square once again

6 informal old-fashioned or boringly conventional:Elvis was anything but square

7(of rhythm) simple and straightforward.

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1directly; straight:the ball hit me square in the forehead

informal fairly; honestly:I’d acted square with him

2 Cricket & Soccer in a direction transversely across the field or pitch:the ball bounced almost square to the left

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Universal

1a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles:a grid of ruled squares

a thing that is square or approximately square in shape:she tore a bit of cloth into a four-inch square

a thing having the shape or approximate shape of a cube:a small square of chocolate

a small square area on the board used in a game:move the white king’s pawn forward two squares

historical a body of infantry drawn up in rectangular form.

a unit of 100 square ft used as a measure of flooring, roofing, etc..

a square scarf.

British a mortar board.

the portion of the cover of a bound book which projects beyond the pages.

2an open, typically four-sided, area surrounded by buildings in a village, town, or city:a market square [in place names]:Leicester Square

an open area at the meeting of streets.

Cricket a closer-cut area at the centre of a ground, any strip of which may be prepared as a wicket.

an area within a military barracks or camp used for drill.

US a block of buildings bounded by four streets.

3the product of a number multiplied by itself:a circle’s area is proportional to the square of its radius

4an L-shaped or T-shaped instrument used for obtaining or testing right angles:a carpenter’s square

[mass noun] Astrology an aspect of 90° (one quarter of a circle):Venus in square to Jupiter

5 informal a person considered to be old-fashioned or boringly conventional in attitude or behaviour:Reg is such a square

6North American informal a square meal:three squares a day

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1make square or rectangular; give a square or rectangular cross section to:you can square off the other edge

(usually as adjective squared) mark out in squares:a sheet of squared paper

2multiply (a number) by itself:5 squared equals 25

[usually as postpositive adjective] (squared) convert (a linear unit of measurement) to a unit of area equal to a square whose side is of the unit specified:there were only three people per kilometre squared

3make compatible; reconcile:I’m able to square my profession with my religious beliefs

[no object] be compatible:do those announcements really square with the facts?

4balance (an account):institutions are anxious to square their books before the election

settle or pay (a bill or debt):would you square up the bill?

make the score of (a match or game) even: [with object and complement]:his goal squared the match 1-1

5bring (one’s shoulders) into a position in which they appear square and broad, typically to prepare oneself for a difficult task or event:chin up, shoulders squared, she stepped into the room

6 informal secure the help or acquiescence of (someone), especially by offering an inducement:trying to square the press

7 Soccer pass (a ball) across the field, especially towards the centre.

8 Sailing set (a yard or other part of a ship) at right angles to the keel or other point of reference.

9 Astrology (of a planet) have a square aspect with (another planet or position):Saturn squares the Sun on the 17th

back to (or at) square one

informal back to where one started, with no progress having been made.