- square
**I**__UK__[skweə(r)] /__US__[skwer]__noun__*[*__countable__*]***Word forms "square":**

__singular__square__plural__squares***************

1) a shape with four straight sides of equal length and four corners called right anglesThe garden has flower beds that form a perfect square.

a) a piece of something shaped like a squareCut the fabric into squares.

a square of carpet/fabric/glass

b) one of the small sections that the board is divided into in games such as chess and draughts2) an open area of land in the shape of a square, usually with buildings around it. "Square" is often used in the names of roads and can be written SqThere are one or two good hotels in the main square.

They have an office in Soho Square.

3)__maths__the number that is the result of multiplying one number by itselfThe square of 3 is 9.

4)__informal__someone who is boring because they do not wear fashionable clothes or have fashionable interests**•****back to/at square one**— in the same situation that you were in before you started to do something, with no progress madeThe deal collapses and you're back to square one.

**II**__UK__[skweə(r)] /__US__[skwer]__adjective__**********

1) in the shape of a squarea small square garden

2) with edges or corners that are not as curved as usualHe had full lips and a square jaw.

He was short with broad square shoulders.

3)__maths__square units are used for measuring the area of somethingThe police have an area of over 200 square miles to search.

The room couldn't have been more than four yards square.

The sign should be no more than one square metre in area.

4) straight, or parallel with something straightPlace the pieces together and make sure the edges are square.

The corners aren't square.

5)__informal__if two people are square, neither person owes the other anythingYou give me back six pounds – then we'll be square.

6)__informal__someone who is square is boring because they do not wear fashionable clothes or have fashionable interests**•****See:****fair I****III**__UK__[skweə(r)] /__US__[skwer]__verb__*[*__transitive__*]***Word forms "square":**

__present tense__I/you/we/they square he/she/it squares__present participle__squaring__past tense__squared__past participle__squared*****

1)*[usually*__passive__*]*__maths__a number that is squared is multiplied by itself26 is equal to five squared plus one.

2) to score the same number of points as another player or team, so that no one wins a match or series of matchesThey fought back to square the match at three-all.

3)__British__to hit or kick a ball to someone level with you, not in front or behindPhrasal verbs:**•****IV**__UK__[skweə(r)] /__US__[skwer]__adverb__directlyHe hit it square in the middle of the bat.

She couldn't look me square in the eye.

*English dictionary.
2014.*