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squarenoun [C]

 us   /skweər/

square noun [C] (SHAPE)

geometry a flat shape with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90°, or an area or object having this shape

square noun [C] (PLACE)

a small area of open land in a city or town, often one in the shape of a square

square noun [C] (PERSON)

dated slang a person who is old-fashioned

square noun [C] (RESULT OF MULTIPLYING)

the result of multiplying a number by itself: The square of 7 is 49.

squareadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /skwer, skwær/

square adjective [-er/-est only] (EQUAL)

having all debts paid or other matters arranged fairly: I paid last time, so if you pay now, we’re square.square deal A square deal is a fair agreement: All I want is a square deal.

square adjective [-er/-est only] (SHAPE)

having four sides of equal length and four angles of 90°: They set up the square card tables for the bridge players. (abbreviation sq) A square unit of measurement is an area that is a particular distance wide and the same distance long: The box was three feet square. The correct figure is 900 sq miles.

squareverb [T]

 us   /skwer, skwær/

square verb [T] (MULTIPLY)

mathematics to multiply a number by itself: Ten squared equals a hundred.
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