# square

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**square**— [13] Etymologically a square is a ‘four’ sided figure. The word comes via Old French esquare or esqire (squire was the Middle English form of square) from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, a derivative of *exquadrāre ‘square’. This was a compound verb… …62

**square**— 1. (sq) a traditional unit of area, often used for measuring roofing material, finished lumber, and other building materials. One square equals 100 square feet, 11.111 square yards, or about 9.290 square meters. 2. relative to… …63

**square**— [13] Etymologically a square is a ‘four’ sided figure. The word comes via Old French esquare or esqire (squire was the Middle English form of square) from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, a derivative of *exquadrāre ‘square’. This was a compound verb… …64

**square up**— UK US square up Phrasal Verb with square({{}}/skweər/ verb ► if two things that should be the same do not square up, they seem different or show different results: »The accounts don t seem to square up …65

**square**— adj, n (a person who is) conventional, conserv ative or unfashionable. Since the 17th century square has been used to mean honest, reputable or straightforward. The modern sense of the word dates from the 1930s jive talk of black jazz musicians… …66

**square**— skwer /skweÉ™ n. geometric figure having four equal sides; something shaped like a square; open area in a town or city, plaza; exponent of 2; tool with straight edges and a right angle; conservative person (Slang) v. make square; multiply a… …67

**square**— A closed two dimensional shape (polygon) bounded by four straight line segments of equal length (equilateral) joined at four equal (right) angles. The formula with which to find its area: the length of one side squared (see below). The… …68

**square up**— phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms square up : present tense I/you/we/they square up he/she/it squares up present participle squaring up past tense squared up past participle squared up 1) if two people square up, one pays what they owe so… …69

**SQUARE**— n. m. Mot emprunté de l’anglais. Petit jardin public, le plus souvent établi au milieu d’une place. Le square de la tour Saint Jacques. Square Sainte Clotilde. Des enfants jouaient dans le square …70

**square**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tetragon, quadrilateral, equilateral rectangle; block; quadrangle; plaza, court; T square; slang, misfit, fogy. See numeration, measurement, angularity, permanence. v. t. quadrate; balance, settle,… …