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Synonyms for square

Synonyms for square

an old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate

having four equal sides and four right angles

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owing or being owed nothing

conforming to established practice or standards

to make equal

to make or become suitable to a particular situation or use

to be compatible or in correspondence

to set right by giving what is due

Synonyms for square

(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles

the product of two equal terms

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an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

something approximating the shape of a square

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someone who doesn't understand what is going on

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a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles

make square

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raise to the second power

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cause to match, as of ideas or acts

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position so as to be square

be compatible with

pay someone and settle a debt

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turn the paddle

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turn the oar, while rowing

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having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

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characterized by honesty and fairness

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providing abundant nourishment

leaving no balance

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without evasion or compromise

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rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

in a straight direct way

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in a square shape

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firmly and solidly

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References in classic literature ?
In our country, we say, the highway belongs to the king, therefore this square is his majesty's; and, consequently, as we are the king's ambassadors, the square belongs to us.
Buckingham shrugged his shoulders contemptuously, and said, "When I hired these houses which surround the Hotel de Ville, the square was unoccupied; these barracks obstruct my sight; I hereby order them to be removed.
At the head of the Pont aux Changeurs, behind which one beheld the Seine foaming beneath the wheels of the Pont aux Meuniers, there was the Chalelet, no longer a Roman tower, as under Julian the Apostate, but a feudal tower of the thirteenth century, and of a stone so hard that the pickaxe could not break away so much as the thickness of the fist in a space of three hours; there was the rich square bell tower of Saint- Jacques de la Boucherie, with its angles all frothing with carvings, already admirable, although it was not finished in the fifteenth century.
or island, of bourgeois houses, flanked on the right and the left by two blocks of palaces, crowned, the one by the Louvre, the other by the Tournelles, bordered on the north by a long girdle of abbeys and cultivated enclosures, all amalgamated and melted together in one view; upon these thousands of edifices, whose tiled and slated roofs outlined upon each other so many fantastic chains, the bell towers, tattooed, fluted, and ornamented with twisted bands, of the four and forty churches on the right bank; myriads of cross streets; for boundary on one side, an enclosure of lofty walls with square towers (that of the University had round towers); on the other, the Seine, cut by bridges, and bearing on its bosom a multitude of boats; behold the Town of Paris in the fifteenth century.
Why should I have a beautiful square all to myself, when poor women who need rest have nowhere at all to sit?
And when I promise anything you can depend on it, 'cause I'm square.
No one could trust that Crooked Magician, for instance, just because he is crooked; but a square Woozy couldn't do anything crooked if he wanted to.
To abandon the square was to lose it to his opponent and win for himself ignoble and immediate death before the jeering populace.
SOCRATES: Do you observe, Meno, that I am not teaching the boy anything, but only asking him questions; and now he fancies that he knows how long a line is necessary in order to produce a figure of eight square feet; does he not?
You SHOULD have said,' '"It's extremely kind of you to tell me all this"--however, we'll suppose it said--the Seventh Square is all forest--however, one of the Knights will show you the way--and in the Eighth Square we shall be Queens together, and it's all feasting and fun
The name of this gentleman, who had then resided some time at Mr Allworthy's house, was Mr Square.
Jack is kind to the regular denizens of Madison Square, and gives fair warning of his annual call.
Of course, two days' work was required for the accomplishment of this part of my task, and it was not till the morning of the third day that I swung the foremast from the deck and proceeded to square its butt to fit the step.
I know that the tune I am piping is a very mild one (although there are some terrific chapters coming presently), and must beg the good- natured reader to remember that we are only discoursing at present about a stockbroker's family in Russell Square, who are taking walks, or luncheon, or dinner, or talking and making love as people do in common life, and without a single passionate and wonderful incident to mark the progress of their loves.
The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.