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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 periodicals archive ?
This was the problem Mercator solved in 1569 by proportionately lengthening lines of latitude and longitude: a straightforward solution to an ancient problem, and as close to squaring the circle as anyone will ever come.
So once again, Clinton, who staked his political claim on finding a ``third way'' between liberalism and conservatism, might have found a way of squaring the circle of truth and falsehood, at least when it comes to sex.
Before this, in 1594, he printed "solutions" to three problems that had puzzled geometers from Antiquity: squaring the circle, finding proportional means between lines, and trisecting an angle (378).
Good luck on squaring the circle between summoning up the vital intensity needed to beat the Aussies while ensuring your elite aren't denied the chance for a huge earner in India.
Therefore, pi could not serve as a solution for any conceivable polynomial equation, and that meant that the problem of squaring the circle by straight-edge and compass in a finite number of steps (see 1837) was impossible.