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square /ˈskwær, ˈskwɛr/

(a.)正方形,廣場,平方,二次冪;豐富的,充足的;光明正大的(v.)挺,?起;使一致

square /ˈskwæ(ə)r, ˈskwɛ(ə)r/ 形容詞

平方(的),正方形,方格,平方,正方形的,平方的

From: Network Terminology

square

平方 正方形 廣場

Square n.

1. Geom. (a) The corner, or angle, of a figure. [Obs.] (b) A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.

2. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so; as: (a) A square piece or fragment.

*He bolted his food down his capacious throat in squares of three inches.* --*Sir W. Scott.*

(b) A pane of glass. (c) Print. A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; -- used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers. (d) Carp. One hundred superficial feet.

3. An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets.

*The statue of Alexander VII. stands in the large square of the town.* --*Addison.*

4. Mech. & Joinery An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of several forms, as the T square, the carpenter's square, the try-square., etc.

5. Hence, a pattern or rule. [Obs.]

6. Arith. & Alg. The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 × 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a² + 2ab + b².

7. Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule. [Obs.]

*They of Galatia [were] much more out of square.* --*Hooker.*

*I have not kept my square.* --*Shak.*

8. Mil. A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron. *“The brave squares of war.”*

9. Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.

10. Astrol. The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate. [Obs.]

11. The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. [R.]

12. The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. [Obs.]

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.]

Square, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squared p. pr. & vb. n. Squaring.]

1. To form with four equal sides and four right angles.

2. To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square masons' work.

3. To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.

4. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others.

Square my trial

To my proportioned strength. --*Milton.*

5. To make even, so as to leave no remainder or difference; to balance; as, to square accounts.

6. Math. To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity.

7. Astrol. To hold a quartile position respecting.

*The icy Goat and Crab that square the Scales.* --*Creech.*

8. Naut. To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards.

**To square one's shoulders**, to raise the shoulders so as to give them a square appearance, -- a movement expressing contempt or dislike. --*Sir W. Scott.*

**To square the circle** Math., to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. The solution of this famous problem is now generally admitted to be impossible.

Square, v. i.

1. To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit.

No works shall find acceptance . . .

That square not truly with the Scripture plan. --*Cowper.*

2. To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel. [Obs.]

Are you such fools

To square for this? --*Shak.*

3. To take a boxing attitude; -- often with __up__, sometimes with __off__. [Colloq.]

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

square

adj 1: having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a

right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square

corner" [ant: round]

2: leaving no balance; "my account with you is now all square"

[syn: square(p)]

3: characterized by honesty and fairness; "a square deal";

"wanted to do the square thing" [syn: straight]

4: without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he

is not being as straightforward as it appears" [syn: square(a),

straightforward]

5: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned [syn: straight]

n 1: (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four

right angles; a four-sided regular polygon; "you can

compute the area of a square if you know the length of

its sides" [syn: foursquare]

2: the product of two equal terms; "nine is the second power of

three"; "gravity is inversely proportional to the square

of the distance" [syn: second power]

3: an open area at the meeting of two or more streets [syn: public

square]

4: something approximating the shape of a square

5: someone who doesn't understand what is going on [syn: lame]

6: a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

[syn: square toes]

7: any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric

figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a

checkerboard has 64 squares"

8: a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles;

used to construct or test right angles; "the carpenter who

built this room must have lost his square"

adv 1: in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye";

"ran square into me" [syn: squarely]

2: with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his

customers"; "always treated me square" [syn: squarely]

3: in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded

the sheet of paper square" [syn: squarely]

4: firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met

the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before

his enemy" [syn: squarely]

v 1: raise to the second power

2: make square; "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a

file" [syn: square up]

3: cause to match, as of ideas or acts

4: position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"

5: be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"

6: pay someone and settle a debt; "I squared with him"

7: turn the paddle; in canoeing [syn: feather]

8: turn the oar, while rowing [syn: feather]