Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | esquarre, from Vulgar Latin exquadra, from exquadrare 'to make square', from Latin quadrare 'to make square, fit' |

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square2 S2 [countable]

1## shape

HM a shape with four straight equal sides with 90º angles at the corners [↪ rectangle]:

First of all, draw a square.

2## in a town

AATB a large open area in the centre of a town or city, usually in the shape of a square, or the buildings surrounding it

She lives in Hanover Square.

3## square one

the situation from which you started to do something ** go back to square one** (=used when you start something again because you were not successful the first time)

Okay, let's go back to square one and try again.

4## number

HMN the result of multiplying a number by itself [↪ square root]** square of**

The square of 4 is 16.

5## in a game

DGB a space on a board used for playing a game such as chess

6## person

informal someone who is considered boring and unfashionable [= nerd]

7## tool

also set squareTZ a flat object with a straight edge, often shaped like an L, used for drawing or measuring 90° angles

Definition of square from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

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equal(a)
equal(v)
express
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face
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math
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matrix
mean
minute
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N
number
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pi
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plus(n)
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power
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ratio
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solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
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value
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volume
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