square1 S2 W3
having four straight equal sides and 90º angles at the corners:
a large square room
forming a 90º angle, or being close to or similar to a 90º angle:
an area of measurement equal to a square with sides a metre long, a mile long etc:
about four square metres of ground
having the shape of a square with sides that are 5 feet, 2 metres etc long:
The room is six metres square.
parallel with a straight line
level[not before noun]
I don't think the shelf is square with the floor.
a good satisfying meal:
Children should have three square meals a day.
if someone's body or a part of their body is square, it looks broad and strong:
a square jaw
8 British English
to have the same number of points as your opponent in a competition:
The teams were all square at the end of the first half.
if two people are square, they do not owe each other any money:
Here's your £10 back, so that makes us square.
honest and fair treatment from someone, especially in business:
I'm not getting a square deal here.
someone who is square is boring and old-fashioned
someone who is in a job or situation that is not suitable for them
—squareness noun [uncountable]