What is square?

  • (adv): Firmly and solidly.
    Example: "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    Synonyms: squarely
    See also — Additional definitions below

Square

In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or right angles). It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length. A square with vertices ABCD would be denoted ABCD.

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Rhombicuboctahedron - Geometric Relations
... an octagonal prism with regular faces and two additional polyhedra called square cupolae, which count among the Johnson solids it is thus an elongated square orthobicupola ... These pieces can be reassembled to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism ... with one triangle and three squares meeting at each, but are not all identical with respect to the entire polyhedron, since some are closer to the ...
Valley City, Illinois - Geography
... to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), of which 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) (or 95.24%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 4.76%) is water ...
2-10-2 - Usage - Romania
... The heating surface of the boiler was 254.8 square metres (2,743 square feet), of which 98.5 square metres (1,060 square feet) were superheated, while the grate area was 4.72 square metres (50 ...
Square - Graphs
... The K4 complete graph is often drawn as a square with all 6 edges connected ... This graph also represents an orthographic projection of the 4 vertices and 6 edges of the regular 3-simplex (tetrahedron) ...
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma - Geography
... Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,346.5 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.33%) is ...

More definitions of "square":

  • (noun): Something approximating the shape of a square.
  • (adj): Without evasion or compromise.
    Example: "A square contradiction"
    Synonyms: straightforward
  • (noun): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
    Synonyms: square toes
  • (noun): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
    Synonyms: lame
  • (adj): Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.
    Example: "A square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
  • (verb): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (adj): Leaving no balance.
    Example: "My account with you is now all square"
  • (verb): Turn the oar, while rowing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (adj): Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
    Synonyms: straight
  • (noun): (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.
    Example: "You can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
    Synonyms: foursquare
  • (verb): Position so as to be square.
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • (noun): A hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.
    Example: "The carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
  • (adv): In a straight direct way.
    Example: "Ran square into me"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Be compatible with.
    Example: "One idea squares with another"
  • (verb): Make square.
    Example: "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
    Synonyms: square up
  • (verb): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
  • (verb): Pay someone and settle a debt.
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • (noun): Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.
    Example: "A checkerboard has 64 squares"
  • (noun): The product of two equal terms.
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
    Synonyms: second power
  • (adv): With honesty and fairness.
    Example: "Always treated me square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
    Synonyms: public square
  • (adv): In a square shape.
    Example: "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Raise to the second power.
  • (adj): Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    Example: "A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
    Synonyms: straight

Famous quotes containing the word square:

    Houses haunt me.
    That last house!
    How it sat like a square box!
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Mark you the floore? that square & speckled stone,
    Which looks so firm and strong,
    Is Patience:
    George Herbert (1593–1633)

    If magistrates had true justice, and if physicians had the true art of healing, they would have no occasion for square caps; the majesty of these sciences would of itself be venerable enough. But having only imaginary knowledge, they must employ those silly tools that strike the imagination with which they have to deal; and thereby, in fact, they inspire respect.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)