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English definition of “square”

square

adjective (SHAPE)    /skweər/ US  /skwer/
A2 having the shape of a square: The recipe recommends that you use a square cake tin. He's got that square-jawed masculinity that a lot of women seem to find attractive.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects (written abbreviation sq., symbol 2) used with units of measurement of length to express the total size of an area: The floor is 3 m wide by 5 m long, so its total area is 15 sq m. The city itself covers 13 square miles. Ensure that the exposed area is less than 2 cm2.Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in general Square is used immediately after measurements of length when expressing the length of the four sides of a square-shaped area: So you want carpet for a room that's eight metres square (= eight metres long and eight metres wide).Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in general
(Definition of square adjective (SHAPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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