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Idioms for square

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

Derived forms of square

squareness, nounsquarer, nounsquarish, adjective

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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Scientific definitions for square

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.

Adjective

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

Verb

To multiply a number, quantity, or expression by itself.
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Cultural definitions for square

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with square

square

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