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square

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns, Maths
square1 S2 W3
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shape

HM having four straight equal sides and 90º angles at the corners:
a large square room
2

angle

HM forming a 90º angle, or being close to or similar to a 90º angle:
square corners
3

square metre/mile etc

TM an area of measurement equal to a square with sides a metre long, a mile long etc:
about four square metres of ground
4

5 feet/2 metres etc square

TM having the shape of a square with sides that are 5 feet, 2 metres etc long:
The room is six metres square.
5

level

[not before noun] parallel with a straight line
square with
I don't think the shelf is square with the floor.
6

square meal

a good satisfying meal:
Children should have three square meals a day.
7

body

if someone's body or a part of their body is square, it looks broad and strong:
a square jaw
8

all square

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.
9

(all) square

informal if two people are square, they do not owe each other any money:
Here's your £10 back, so that makes us square.
10

square deal

honest and fair treatment from someone, especially in business:
I'm not getting a square deal here.
11

boring

informal someone who is square is boring and old-fashioned
12

a square peg in a round hole

informal someone who is in a job or situation that is not suitable for them
squareness noun [uncountable]

➔ win (something)/beat somebody fair and square

at fair3 (1)

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