Synonyms of square


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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