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Square a.

1. Geom. Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.

2. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

3. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame.

4. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

*She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to her.* --*Shak.*

5. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest; as, square dealing.

6. Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.

7. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

By Heaven, square eaters.

More meat, I say. --*Beau. & Fl.*

8. Naut. At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced.

Note: ☞ Square is often used in self-explaining compounds or combinations, as in square-built, square-cornered, square-cut, square-nosed, etc.

**Square foot**, an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelve inches; 144 square inches.

**Square knot**, a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. See __Illust.__ under Knot.

**Square measure**, the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as, __square__ inches, __square__ feet, __square__ meters, etc.

**Square number**. See Square, n., 6.

**Square root of a number** *or* **Square root of a quantity** Math., that number or quantity which, multiplied by itself, produces the given number or quantity.

**Square sail** Naut., a four-sided sail extended upon a yard suspended by the middle; sometimes, the foresail of a schooner set upon a yard; also, a cutter's or sloop's sail boomed out. See __Illust.__ of Sail.

**Square stern** Naut., a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a __round stern__, which has no transom.

**Three-square**, **Five-square**, etc., having three, five, etc., equal sides; as, a __three-square__ file.

**To get square with**, to get even with; to pay off. [Colloq.]

Foot n.; *pl.* Feet

1. Anat. The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.

2. Zool. The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See __Illust.__ of Buccinum.

3. That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.

4. The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain, column, or page; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed; ; the foot of the page.

And now at foot

Of heaven's ascent they lift their feet. --*Milton.*

5. Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.

*Answer directly upon the foot of dry reason.* --*Berkeley.*

6. Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular. [R.]

*As to his being on the foot of a servant.* --*Walpole.*

7. A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.

Note: ☞ This measure is supposed to be taken from the length of a man's foot. It differs in length in different countries. In the United States and in England it is 304.8 millimeters.

8. Mil. Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as __the foot__, in distinction from the cavalry. *“Both horse and foot.”*

9. Pros. A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.

10. Naut. The lower edge of a sail.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

square foot

n : a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square [syn: sq

ft]