squaresquare2 ●●●S2W3 noun [countable]1shapeHMSQUARE a shape with four straight equal sides with 90° angles at the corners → rectangleFirst of all, draw a square.square ofa small square of cloth2in a townAATBAREA a large open area in the centre of a town or city, usually in the shape of a square, or the buildings surrounding itmain/market/town squareThe hotel is just off the main square of Sorrento.She lives in Hanover Square.3 →square one4numberHMN the result of multiplying a number by itself → square rootsquare ofThe square of 4 is 16.5in a gameDGB a space on a board used for playing a game such as chess6person informalBORING someone who is considered boring and unfashionableSYN nerd7tool (also set square)TZ a flat object with a straight edge, often shaped like an L, used for drawing or measuring 90° angles
squaresquare4 adverb1EXACTdirectly and firmlySYN squarelyLook him square in the eye and say no.2HMat 90° to a lineSYN squarelysquare toWright passed the ball square to Brown.
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square• We must be square in the middle of it.From King Business Dictionarysquaresquare1 /skweəskwer/ adjective1square metre/mile etcPROPERTY an area of measurement equal to a square with sides a metre long, a mile long etcThe new site will provide 10 million square feet of office space.25 feet/2 metres etc squarePROPERTY shaped like a square with sides that are 5 feet, 2 metres etc longThe room is six metres square.3(all) square informal if two people are square, they do not owe each other any moneyHere’s your £10 back — that makes us all square.squaresquare2 verb [transitive]informal to pay money to someone in an officialposition, so that they do what you wantSYNBRIBEWe’ll have to square a few government officials, if we’re going to get this scheme approved. →square something → away →square up →square something with somebody→ See Verb tableOriginsquare2(1200-1300)Old Frenchesquarre, from Vulgar Latinexquadra, from exquadrare“to make square”, from Latinquadrare“to make square, fit”