Webster 1913 Edition
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; as:
A square piece or fragment.
He bolted his food down his capacious throat in
squaresof three inches.
Sir W. Scott.
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.
The statue of Alexander VII. stands in the large
squareof the town.
(Mech. & Joinery)
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.
(Arith. & Alg.)
The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself;
thus, 64 is the.
squareof 8, for
8 × 8 = 64; the
a + bis
2+ 2ab + b
Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
They of Galatia [were] much more out of
I have not kept my
A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron.“The brave squares of war.”
Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.
We live not on the
squarewith such as these.
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.
fair and square
in a fair, straightforward, and honest manner; justly;–
as, he beat me.
fair and square
a formation of troops in the shape of a square, each side consisting of four or five ranks, and the colors, officers, horses, etc., occupying the middle.–
On the square, or
Upon the square
in an open, fair manner; honestly, or upon honor; justly.
[Obs or Colloq.]
at right angles.–
On the square with, or
Upon the square with
upon equality with; even with.
To be all squares,
to be all settled.
To be at square,
to be in a state of quarreling.
To break no squares,
to give no offense; to make no difference.
To break squares,
to depart from an accustomed order.
To see how the squares go,
to see how the game proceeds; – a phrase taken from the game of chess, the chessboard being formed with squares.
Having four equal sides and four right angles;
Forming a right angle;
Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines;
as, a man of a.
Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.
She's a most triumphant lady, if report be
Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest;
Even; leaving no balance;
as, to make or leave the accounts.
Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.
More meat, I say.
More meat, I say.
Beau. & Fl.
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.
Squareis often used in self-explaining compounds or combinations, as in
an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelve inches; 144 square inches.–
a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. See Illust. under–
the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as, square inches, square feet, square meters, etc.–
Square root of a numberor
Square root of a quantity
that number or quantity which, multiplied by itself, produces the given number or quantity.–
a four-sided sail extended upon a yard suspended by the middle; sometimes, the foresail of a schooner set upon a yard; also, a cutter's or sloop's sail boomed out. See Illust. of–
a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a round stern, which has no transom.–
having three, five, etc., equal sides; as, a three-square file.–
To get square with,
to get even with; to pay off.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To form with four equal sides and four right angles.
To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces;
To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit;
squareour actions by the opinions of others
To my proportioned strength.
To make even, so as to leave no remainder or difference; to balance;
To multiply by itself;
squarea number or a quantity
To hold a quartile position respecting.
The icy Goat and Crab that
To place at right angles with the keel;
To square one's shoulders,
to raise the shoulders so as to give them a square appearance, – a movement expressing contempt or dislike.
Sir W. Scott.–
To square the circle
to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. The solution of this famous problem is now generally admitted to be impossible.
To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.
No works shall find acceptance . . .
squarenot truly with the Scripture plan.
To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
Are you such fools
To take a boxing attitude; – often with up, sometimes with off.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having four equal sides and four right angles; as a square room; a square figure.
2.Forming a right angle; as an instrument for striking lines square.
3.Parallel; exactly suitable; true.
Shes a most triumphant lady, if report be square to her. [Unusual.]
4.Having a straight front, or a frame formed with straight lines; not curving; as a man of a square frame; a square built man.
5.That does equal justice; exact; fair; honest; as square dealing.
6.Even; leaving no balance. Let us make or leave the accounts square.
Three square, five square, having three or five equal sides, &c.; an abusive use of square.
Square root, in geometry and arithmetic. The square root of a quantity or number is that which, multiplied by itself, produces the square. Thus 7 is the square root of 49, for 7 times 7 = 49.
In seamens language, the yards are square, when they are arranged at right angles with the mast or the keel. The yards and sails are said also to be square, when they are of greater extent than usual.
1.A figure having four equal sides and four right angles.
2.An area of four sides, with houses on each side.
The statue of Alexander VII. stands in the large square of the town.
3.The content of the side of a figure squared.
4.An instrument among mechanics by which they form right angles, or otherwise measure angles.
5.Im geometry and arithmetic, a square or square number is the product of a number multiplied by itself. Thus 64 is the square of 8, for 8 times 8 = 64.
6.Rule; regularity; exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct.
They of Galatia much more out of square.
I have not kept my square. [Not in use.]
7.A square body of troops; a squadron; as the brave square of war. [Not in use.]
8.A quaternion; four. [Not in use.]
We live not on the square with such as these.
10.In astrology, quartile; the position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other.
11.Rule; conformity; accord. I shall break no squares with another for a trifle.
Squares go. Let us see how the squares go, that is, how the game proceeds; a phrase taken from the game of chess, the chess board being formed with squares.
1.To form with four equal sides and four right angles.
2.To reduce to a square; to form to right angles; as, to square masons work.
3.To reduce to any given measure or standard.
4, To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others; to square our lives by the precepts of the gospel.
5.To accommodate; to fit; as, square my trial to my strength.
6.To respect in quartile.
7.To make even, so as to leave no difference or balance; as, to square accounts; a popular phrase.
8.In arithmetic, to multiply a number by itself; as, to square the number.
9.In seamens language, to square the yards, is to place them at right angles with the mast or keel.
1.To suit; to fit; to quadrate; to accord or agree. His opinions do not square with the doctrines of philosophers.
2.To quarrel; to go to opposite sides.
Are you such fools to square for this? [Not in use.]