[ fawr-skwair, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈskwɛər, ˈfoʊr- /


consisting of four corners and four right angles; square: a solid, foursquare building.
firm; steady; unswerving: He maintained a foursquare position in the controversy.
forthright; frank; blunt: a foursquare presentation of the company's financial condition.


without equivocation; frankly; forthrightly.


a square.

Nearby words

  1. fourplex,
  2. fourposter,
  3. fourragère,
  4. fourscore,
  5. foursome,
  6. foursquarely,
  7. fourteen,
  8. fourteen points,
  9. fourteen points, the,
  10. fourteener

Origin of foursquare

First recorded in 1250–1300, foursquare is from the Middle English word fouresquare. See four, square

Related formsfour·square·ly, adverbfour·square·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foursquare


/ (ˌfɔːˈskwɛə) /


squarely; firmly


solid and strong
forthright; honest
a rare word for square
Derived Formsfoursquarely, adverbfoursquareness, noun

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