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- 1. square, foursquare, rectangle, regular polygon
**usage:**(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon; "you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"- 2. square, second power, number
**usage:**the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"- 3. public square, square, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
**usage:**an open area at the meeting of two or more streets- 4. square, shape, form
**usage:**something approximating the shape of a square- 5. square, lame, simpleton, simple
**usage:**someone who doesn't understand what is going on- 6. square, square toes, conservative, conservativist
**usage:**a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views- 7. square, artifact, artefact
**usage:**any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares"- 8. square, hand tool
**usage:**a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles; "the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"

- 1. square, square up, shape, form
**usage:**make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"- 2. square, multiply
**usage:**raise to the second power- 3. square, adjust, conform, adapt
**usage:**cause to match, as of ideas or acts- 4. square, position
**usage:**position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"- 5. square, match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
**usage:**be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"- 6. square, settle
**usage:**pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him"- 7. feather, square, paddle
**usage:**turn the paddle; in canoeing- 8. feather, square, row
**usage:**turn the oar, while rowing

- 1. square (vs. round), quadrate, right-angled, squared, squarish, angular#2, angulate
**usage:**having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"- 2. straight (vs. crooked), square, aboveboard, straightforward, guileless, transparent, straightarrow(prenominal), honest#1, honorable, lawful
**usage:**characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"- 3. hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial, wholesome (vs. unwholesome)
**usage:**providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square meals a day"- 4. square(predicate), paid (vs. unpaid)
**usage:**leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square"- 5. square(prenominal), straightforward, straight, direct (vs. indirect)
**usage:**without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"- 6. square, straight, conventional (vs. unconventional)
**usage:**rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

- 1. squarely, square
**usage:**in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"- 2. squarely, square
**usage:**in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"- 3. squarely, square
**usage:**firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

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** See also: **square (Dictionary)