## 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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### Some articles on square:

**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) ...

... 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 ...

... 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 water ...

... 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 ...

... 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 ...

### More definitions of "square":

- (
*verb*): Position so as to be square.

Example:*"He squared his shoulders"*

- (
*adv*): Firmly and solidly.

Example:*"Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"*

Synonyms: squarely

- (
*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*): Make square.

Example:*"Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"*

Synonyms: square up

- (
*verb*): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.

Synonyms: feather

- (
*noun*): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.

Synonyms: square toes

- (
*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"*

- (
*adj*): Characterized by honesty and fairness.

Example:*"A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"*

Synonyms: straight

- (
*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*): Raise to the second power.

- (
*adv*): With honesty and fairness.

Example:*"Always treated me square"*

Synonyms: squarely

- (
*adj*): Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.

Synonyms: straight

- (
*noun*): The product of two equal terms.

Example:*"Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"*

Synonyms: second power

- (
*verb*): Pay someone and settle a debt.

Example:*"I squared with him"*

- (
*adv*): In a straight direct way.

Example:*"Ran square into me"*

Synonyms: squarely

- (
*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"*

- (
*verb*): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.

- (
*adj*): Leaving no balance.

Example:*"My account with you is now all square"*

- (
*adv*): In a square shape.

Example:*"Folded the sheet of paper square"*

Synonyms: squarely

- (
*verb*): Be compatible with.

Example:*"One idea squares with another"*

- (
*noun*): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.

Synonyms: public square

- (
*verb*): Turn the oar, while rowing.

Synonyms: feather

- (
*noun*): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.

Synonyms: lame

- (
*noun*): Something approximating the shape of a square.

### Famous quotes containing the word square:

“I walked by the Union *Square* Bar, I was gonna go in. And I saw myself, my reflection in the window. And I thought, “I wonder who that bum is.” And then I saw it was me. Now look at me, I’m a bum. Look at me. Look at you. You’re a bum.”

—J.P. (James Pinckney)

“After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the *square* of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.”

—Primo Levi (1919–1987)

“This house was designed and constructed with the freedom of stroke of a forester’s axe, without other compass and *square* than Nature uses.”

—Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)