What is square?

  • (adj): Without evasion or compromise.
    Example: "A square contradiction"
    Synonyms: straightforward
    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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Some articles on square:

Valley City, Illinois - Geography
... According 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 ...
Rhombicuboctahedron - Geometric Relations
... with regular faces and two additional polyhedra called square cupolae, which count among the Johnson solids it is thus an elongated square orthobicupola ... can be reassembled to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism ... as those of a rhombicuboctahedron, 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 symmetry axis than ...
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 (50.8 ...
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 water ...

More definitions of "square":

  • (verb): Turn the oar, while rowing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (verb): Pay someone and settle a debt.
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • (noun): Something approximating the shape of a square.
  • (verb): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
  • (noun): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
    Synonyms: square toes
  • (adv): In a square shape.
    Example: "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
    Synonyms: lame
  • (noun): The product of two equal terms.
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
    Synonyms: second power
  • (verb): Position so as to be square.
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • (adv): In a straight direct way.
    Example: "Ran square into me"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (adj): Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
    Synonyms: straight
  • (verb): Make square.
    Example: "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
    Synonyms: square up
  • (adj): Leaving no balance.
    Example: "My account with you is now all square"
  • (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"
  • (adv): Firmly and solidly.
    Example: "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (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"
  • (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): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
    Synonyms: public square
  • (adj): Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    Example: "A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
    Synonyms: straight
  • (verb): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (verb): Be compatible with.
    Example: "One idea squares with another"
  • (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
  • (adv): With honesty and fairness.
    Example: "Always treated me square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Raise to the second power.

Famous quotes containing the word square:

    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)

    If the physicians had not their cassocks and their mules, if the doctors had not their square caps and their robes four times too wide, they would never had duped the world, which cannot resist so original an appearance.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    O for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)