### Square

**SQUARE**, *adjective* [Gr.]

**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, etc.; 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.

**SQUARE**, *noun*

**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.*]

**9.** Level; equality.

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.

**SQUARE**s 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.

**SQUARE**, *verb transitive*

**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.

**SQUARE**, *verb intransitive*

**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.*]