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Idioms about square

Origin of square

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English, from Old French esquar(r)e, from unrecorded Vulgar Latin exquadra, derivative of unattested exquadrāre (Latin ex- ex-1 + quadrāre to square; see quadrate); (verb) Middle English squaren, from Old French esquarrer, from unrecorded Vulgar Latin exquadrāre; (adjective) Middle English, from Old French esquarré, past participle of esquarrer; (adverb) derivative of the adjective

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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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