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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Square  \Square\,  a. 
  1.  (Geom.)  Having  four  equal  sides  and  four  right  angles;  as 
  a  square  figure. 
 
  2.  Forming  a  right  angle;  as  a  square  corner. 
 
  3.  Having  a  shape  broad  for  the  height,  with  rectilineal  and 
  angular  rather  than  curving  outlines;  as  a  man  of  a 
  square  frame. 
 
  4.  Exactly  suitable  or  correspondent;  true;  just 
 
  She's  a  most  truimphant  lady,  if  report  be  square  to 
  her  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Rendering  equal  justice;  exact;  fair;  honest,  as  square 
  dealing. 
 
  6.  Even  leaving  no  balance;  as  to  make  or  leave  the 
  accounts  square. 
 
  7.  Leaving  nothing;  hearty;  vigorous. 
 
  By  Heaven,  square  eaters.  More  meat,  I  say  --Beau. 
  &  Fl 
 
  8.  (Naut.)  At  right  angles  with  the  mast  or  the  keel,  and 
  parallel  to  the  horizon;  --  said  of  the  yards  of  a 
  square-rigged  vessel  when  they  are  so  braced. 
 
  Note:  Square  is  often  used  in  self-explaining  compounds  or 
  combination,  as  in  square-built,  square-cornered, 
  square-cut,  square-nosed,  etc 
 
  {Square  foot},  an  area  equal  to  that  of  a  square  the  sides  of 
  which  are  twelwe  inches;  144  square  inches. 
 
  {Square  knot},  a  knot  in  which  the  terminal  and  standing 
  parts  are  parallel  to  each  other  a  reef  knot.  See  Illust. 
  under  {Knot}. 
 
  {Square  measure},  the  measure  of  a  superficies  or  surface 
  which  depends  on  the  length  and  breadth  taken  conjointly. 
  The  units  of  square  measure  are  squares  whose  sides  are 
  the  linear  measures;  as  square  inches,  square  feet, 
  square  meters,  etc 
 
  {Square  number}.  See  {square},  n.,  6. 
 
  {Square  root  of  a  number}  or  {quantity}  (Math.),  that  number 
  or  quantity  which  multiplied  by  itself  produces  the  given 
  number  or  quantity. 
 
  {Square  sail}  (Naut.),  a  four-sided  sail  extended  upon  a  yard 
  suspended  by  the  middle;  sometimes  the  foresail  of  a 
  schooner  set  upon  a  yard;  also  a  cutter's  or  sloop's  sail 
  boomed  out  See  Illust.  of  {Sail}. 
 
  {Square  stern}  (Naut.),  a  stern  having  a  transom  and  joining 
  the  counter  timbers  at  an  angle,  as  distinguished  from  a 
  round  stern,  which  has  no  transom. 
 
  {Three-square},  {Five-square},  etc.,  having  three  five 
  etc.,  equal  sides;  as  a  three-square  file. 
 
  {To  get  square  with},  to  get  even  with  to  pay  off  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Square  \Square\,  n.  [OF.  esquarre  esquierre  F.  ['e]querre  a 
  carpenter's  square  (cf.  It  squadra),  fr  (assumed)  LL 
  exquadrare  to  make  square;  L.  ex  +  quadrus  a  square,  fr 
  quattuor  four  See  {Four},  and  cf  {Quadrant},  {Squad}, 
  {Squer}  a  square.] 
  1.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  corner,  or  angle,  of  a  figure.  [Obs.] 
  b  A  parallelogram  having  four  equal  sides  and  four  right 
  angles. 
 
  2.  Hence  anything  which  is  square,  or  nearly  so  as: 
  a  A  square  piece  or  fragment. 
 
  He  bolted  his  food  down  his  capacious  throat  in 
  squares  of  three  inches.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
  b  A  pane  of  glass. 
  c  (Print.)  A  certain  number  of  lines,  forming  a  portion 
  of  a  column,  nearly  square;  --  used  chiefly  in 
  reckoning  the  prices  of  advertisements  in  newspapers. 
  d  (Carp.)  One  hundred  superficial  feet. 
 
  3.  An  area  of  four  sides,  generally  with  houses  on  each  side 
  sometimes  a  solid  block  of  houses;  also  an  open  place  or 
  area  for  public  use  as  at  the  meeting  or  intersection  of 
  two  or  more  streets. 
 
  The  statue  of  Alexander  VII.  stands  in  the  large 
  square  of  the  town.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  (Mech.  &  Joinery)  An  instrument  having  at  least  one  right 
  angle  and  two  or  more  straight  edges,  used  to  lay  out  or 
  test  square  work  It  is  of  several  forms,  as  the  T  square, 
  the  carpenter's  square,  the  try-square.,  etc 
 
  5.  Hence  a  pattern  or  rule  [Obs.] 
 
  6.  (Arith.  &  Alg.)  The  product  of  a  number  or  quantity 
  multiplied  by  itself  thus  64  is  the  square  of  8,  for  8 
  [times]  8  =  64;  the  square  of  a  +  b  is  a^{2}  +  2ab  + 
  b^{2}. 
 
  7.  Exact  proportion;  justness  of  workmanship  and  conduct; 
  regularity;  rule  [Obs.] 
 
  They  of  Galatia  [were]  much  more  out  of  square. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  I  have  not  kept  my  square.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  (Mil.)  A  body  of  troops  formed  in  a  square,  esp.  one 
  formed  to  resist  a  charge  of  cavalry;  a  squadron.  ``The 
  brave  squares  of  war.''  --Shak. 
 
  9.  Fig.:  The  relation  of  harmony,  or  exact  agreement; 
  equality;  level. 
 
  We  live  not  on  the  square  with  such  as  these 
  --Dryden. 
 
  10.  (Astrol.)  The  position  of  planets  distant  ninety  degrees 
  from  each  other  a  quadrate.  [Obs.] 
 
  11.  The  act  of  squaring,  or  quarreling;  a  quarrel.  [R.] 
 
  12.  The  front  of  a  woman's  dress  over  the  bosom,  usually 
  worked  or  embroidered.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Geometrical  square}.  See  {Quadrat},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Hollow  square}  (Mil.),  a  formation  of  troops  in  the  shape  of 
  a  square,  each  side  consisting  of  four  or  five  ranks,  and 
  the  colors,  officers,  horses,  etc.,  occupying  the  middle. 
 
 
  {Least  square},  {Magic  square},  etc  See  under  {Least}, 
  {Magic},  etc 
 
  {On  the  square},  or  {Upon  the  square},  in  an  open  fair 
  manner;  honestly,  or  upon  honor.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.] 
 
  {On},  or  {Upon},  {the  square  with},  upon  equality  with  even 
  with  --Nares. 
 
  {To  be  all  squares},  to  be  all  settled.  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  {To  be  at  square},  to  be  in  a  state  of  quarreling.  [Obs.] 
  --Nares. 
 
  {To  break  no  square},  to  give  no  offense;  to  make  no 
  difference.  [Obs.] 
 
  {To  break  squares},  to  depart  from  an  accustomed  order 
 
  {To  see  how  the  squares  go},  to  see  how  the  game  proceeds;  -- 
  a  phrase  taken  from  the  game  of  chess,  the  chessboard 
  being  formed  with  squares.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Square  \Square\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  accord  or  agree  exactly;  to  be  consistent  with  to 
  conform  or  agree;  to  suit;  to  fit 
 
  No  works  shall  find  acceptamce  .  .  .  That  square  not 
  truly  with  the  Scripture  plan  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  go  to  opposite  sides;  to  take  an  attitude  of  offense  or 
  defense,  or  of  defiance;  to  quarrel.  [Obs.] 
 
  Are  you  such  fools  To  square  for  this?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  take  a  boxing  attitude;  --  often  with  up  sometimes 
  with  off  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Square  \Square\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Squared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Squaring}.]  [Cf.  OF  escarrer  esquarrer  See  {Square},  n.] 
  1.  To  form  with  four  sides  and  four  right  angles.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  form  with  right  angles  and  straight  lines,  or  flat 
  surfaces;  as  to  square  mason's  work 
 
  3.  To  compare  with  or  reduce  to  any  given  measure  or 
  standard.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  adjust  to  regulate;  to  mold;  to  shape;  to  fit  as  to 
  square  our  actions  by  the  opinions  of  others 
 
  Square  my  trial  To  my  proportioned  strength. 
  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  make  even  so  as  leave  no  remainder  of  difference;  to 
  balance;  as  to  square  accounts. 
 
  6.  (Math.)  To  multiply  by  itself  as  to  square  a  number  or  a 
  quantity. 
 
  7.  (Astrol.)  To  hold  a  quartile  position  respecting. 
 
  The  icy  Goat  and  Crab  that  square  the  Scales. 
  --Creech. 
 
  8.  (Naut.)  To  place  at  right  angles  with  the  keel;  as  to 
  square  the  yards. 
 
  {To  square  one's  shoulders},  to  raise  the  shoulders  so  as  to 
  give  them  a  square  appearance,  --  a  movement  expressing 
  contempt  or  dislike.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  {To  square  the  circle}  (Math.),  to  determine  the  exact 
  contents  of  a  circle  in  square  measure.  The  solution  of 
  this  famous  problem  is  now  generally  admitted  to  be 
  impossible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  square 
  adj  1:  having  four  equal  sides  and  four  right  angles  or  forming  a 
  right  angle;  "a  square  peg  in  a  round  hole";  "a  square 
  corner"  [ant:  {round}] 
  2:  (informal)  leaving  no  balance;  "my  account  with  you  is  now 
  all  square"  [syn:  {square(p)}] 
  3:  characterized  by  honesty  and  fairness;  "a  square  deal"; 
  "wanted  to  do  the  square  thing"  [syn:  {straight}] 
  4:  without  evasion  or  compromise;  "a  square  contradiction";  "he 
  is  not  being  as  straightforward  as  it  appears"  [syn:  {square(a)}, 
  {straightforward}] 
  5:  (slang)  rigidly  conventional  or  old-fashioned  [syn:  {straight}] 
  n  1:  (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"  [syn:  {foursquare}] 
  2:  the  product  of  two  equal  terms;  "nine  is  the  second  power  of 
  three";  "gravity  is  inversely  proportional  to  the  square 
  of  the  distance"  [syn:  {second  power}] 
  3:  an  open  area  at  the  meeting  of  two  or  more  streets  [syn:  {public 
  square}] 
  4:  (informal)  a  formal  and  conservative  person  with 
  old-fashioned  views  [syn:  {square  toes}] 
  5:  any  object  having  a  shape  similar  to  a  plane  geometric 
  figure  with  four  equal  sides  and  four  right  angles;  "a 
  chessboard  has  64  squares" 
  6:  a  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" 
  adv  1:  in  a  straight  direct  way  "looked  him  squarely  in  the  eye"; 
  "ran  square  into  me"  [syn:  {squarely}] 
  2:  with  honesty  and  fairness;  "dealt  squarely  with  his 
  customers";  "always  treated  me  square"  [syn:  {squarely}] 
  3:  in  a  square  shape;  "a  squarely  cut  piece  of  paper";  "folded 
  the  sheet  of  paper  square"  [syn:  {squarely}] 
  4:  firmly  and  solidly;  "hit  the  ball  squarely";  "the  bat  met 
  the  ball  squarely";  "planted  his  great  bulk  square  before 
  his  enemy"  [syn:  {squarely}] 
  v  1:  make  square;  "Square  the  circle";  "square  the  wood  with  a 
  file"  [syn:  {square  up}] 
  2:  raise  to  the  second  power 
  3:  cause  to  match,  as  of  ideas  or  acts 
  4:  position  so  as  to  be  square:  "He  squared  his  shoulders" 
  5:  be  compatible  with  "one  idea  squares  with  another" 
  6:  pay  someone  and  settle  a  debt;  "I  squared  with  him" 
  7:  turn  the  paddle;  in  canoeing  [syn:  {feather}] 
  8:  turn  the  oar,  while  rowing  [syn:  {feather}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Square 
 
    A  {query  language},  a  precursor  to  {SQL}. 
 
  ["Specifying  Queries  as  Relational  Expressions:  The  SQUARE 
  Data  Sublanguage",  R.E.  Boyce  et  al  CACM  18(11):621-628  (Nov 
  1975)]. 
 
  (1995-05-02) 
 
 




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