English definition of “square”
square
adjective (SHAPE)
/skweər/
/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
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