DEFINITIONS

## Origin of square

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English < Old French esquar(r)e < Vulgar Latin *exquadra, derivative of *exquadrāre (Latin ex- ex-1 + quadrāre to square; see quadrate); (v.) Middle English squaren < Old French esquarrer < Vulgar Latin *exquadrāre; (adj.) Middle English < Old French esquarré, past participle of esquarrer; (adv.) derivative of the adj.

## OTHER WORDS FROM square

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## British Dictionary definitions for square away (1 of 2)

square away

to set the sails of (a square-rigger) at right angles to the keel
(tr) US and Canadian to make neat and tidy

## Word Origin for square

C13: from Old French esquare, from Vulgar Latin exquadra (unattested), from Latin ex 1 + quadrāre to make square; see quadrant
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## Science definitions for square away

square
[ skwâr ]

### Noun

A rectangle having four equal sides.
The product that results when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself. The square of 8, for example, is 64.

Of, being, or using units that express the measure of area.

### Verb

To multiply a number, quantity, or expression by itself.

## Culture definitions for square away

square

A number multiplied by itself, or raised to the second power. The square of three is nine; the square of nine is eighty-one.

## Idioms and Phrases with square away (1 of 2)

square away

Put in order; also, get ready for. For example, Once we've got the files squared away, we can decide on next year's repertory, or She had to square away the house before leaving town. This expression uses square in the sense of “arrange in accordance with some principle,” indirectly alluding to the geometric square. [Early 1800s]

## Idioms and Phrases with square away (2 of 2)

square

In addition to the idioms beginning with square

• square away
• square deal
• square meal, a
• square off
• square one's shoulders
• square peg in a round hole
• square the circle
• square up
• square with

also see:

• back to the drawing board (square one)
• fair and square
• on the square
• round peg in a square hole
• shoot straight (square)
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