Definition for SQUARE

SQUARE, v.t. [Fr. equarrir and carrer.]

  1. To form with four equal sides and four right angles.
  2. To reduce to a square; to form to right angles; as, to square mason's work.
  3. To reduce to any given measure or standard. – Shak.
  4. To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others; to square our lives by the precepts of the Gospel.
  5. To accommodate; to fit; as, square my trial to strength. – Milton.
  6. To respect in quartile. – Crech.
  7. To make even, so as to leave no difference or balance; as, to square accounts; a popular phrase.
  8. In arithmetic, to multiply a number by itself; as, to square the number.
  9. In seamen's language, to square the yards, is to place ism at right angles with the mast or keel.

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