
square


 pronunciation:
 skweIr
 parts of speech:
 noun, verb, adjective
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part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
A square is a shape with four straight sides that come together at four corners. The sides of a square are all the same length.
Each slice of this cheese has the shape of a square.
 similar words:
 check

definition 2: 
The spaces on many game boards are called squares. The spaces on a chess board or checkers board, for example, are called squares.
It's hard to play checkers with my little sister because she doesn't understand that she has to put her pieces on the dark squares. 
definition 3: 
In a city, an open outdoor space with buildings around it is called a "square." A square often has statues or fountains and benches for people to sit on.
A lot of tourists sat by the fountain in the town square.Every Saturday and Sunday, people set up a market in the square and sell fruits and vegetables.
 synonyms:
 plaza
 similar words:
 common

definition 4: 
A square is the number you get when you multiply a number times itself. For example, 16 is the square of 4. That's because 4 times 4 equals 16.
9 is the square of 3. That's because 3 times 3 equals 9100 is the square of 10, and 10,000 is the square of 100 
related words: 
block, moderate 

 
part of speech: 
verb 
inflections: 
squares, squaring, squared 
definition: 
When you square a number, you multiply it by itself.
When you square 2, you get 4 because 2 times 2 equals 4.When you square 3, you get 9 because 3 times 3 equals 9. 
related words: 
even, pay 
 
part of speech: 
adjective 
inflections: 
squarer, squarest 
definition 1: 
When something is square, it has the shape of a square.
Keenan's house has a square kitchen.Maddy's mom put a square cloth on the table. 
definition 2: 
We often measure an area by things like "square feet," "square yards." or "square miles." We might say that a small room has an area of one hundred square feet, for example. As a unit of length, one "foot" is twelve inches long, but a "square foot" is a square that is twelve inches high and twelve inches across. If a room's area is one hundred square feet, then it has the amount of area that is equal to one hundred squares that each measure twelve inches by twelve inches.
The living room has an area of 216 square feet. It measures 18 feet by 12 feet.The fire burned ten square miles of forest. 
definition 3: 
When someone is square with you, they are honest. They tell you the exact truth.
The patient asked the doctor to be square with him about how bad his condition was. synonyms:
 fair, just
 similar words:
 direct

definition 4: 
When you have borrowed money from someone, but now you are square, it means that you have paid what you owe them. You don't owe them any money and they don't owe you any money.
I gave him ten dollars, and now we're square. 
related words: 
fair, popular, right, straight 
derivations: 
squarish (adj.), squareness (n.) 

