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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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 
  7.  (Astrol.)  To  hold  a  quartile  position  respecting. 
  The  icy  Goat  and  Crab  that  square  the  Scales. 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  been  made  square 

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