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foursquare

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

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.

adverb

without equivocation; frankly; forthrightly.

noun

a square.

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Origin of foursquare

First recorded in 1250–1300, foursquare is from the Middle English word fouresquare.See four, square
foursquarely, adverbfoursquareness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foursquare

foursquare
/ (ˌfɔːˈskwɛə) /

adverb

squarely; firmly

adjective

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