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English definition of “square”

square

noun [C] (SHAPE)    /skweər/ US  /skwer/
A2 a flat shape with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90°: First draw a square. It's a square-shaped room .Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects A2 any square-shaped object : When cooled , cut the chocolate brownies into squares.Patterns and shapes A2 an area of approximately square-shaped land in a city or a town , often including the buildings that surround it: Are they still living at 6 Eaton Square? A band were playing in the town square.Urban and residential streets a particular space on a board used for playing games : She moved her castle forward three squares.Board games - general words US a tool for drawing or testing a right angleGeometrical and mathematical instruments
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