What is square?

  • (noun): Something approximating the shape of a square.
    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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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 ...
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) ...
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 ... to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism ... the same 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 ...
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 ...
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
  • (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
  • (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"
  • (verb): Pay someone and settle a debt.
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • (verb): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
  • (adv): In a straight direct way.
    Example: "Ran square into me"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (verb): Raise to the second power.
  • (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): Without evasion or compromise.
    Example: "A square contradiction"
    Synonyms: straightforward
  • (adj): Leaving no balance.
    Example: "My account with you is now all square"
  • (adj): Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    Example: "A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
    Synonyms: straight
  • (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"
  • (adv): Firmly and solidly.
    Example: "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
    Synonyms: lame
  • (noun): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
    Synonyms: public square
  • (verb): Position so as to be square.
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • (adv): In a square shape.
    Example: "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (adv): With honesty and fairness.
    Example: "Always treated me square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
    Synonyms: square toes
  • (noun): The product of two equal terms.
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
    Synonyms: second power
  • (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): Be compatible with.
    Example: "One idea squares with another"

Famous quotes containing the word square:

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

    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)

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