word square

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noun

a set of words such that when arranged one beneath another in the form of a square they read alike horizontally and vertically.

Nearby words

  1. word painting,
  2. word picture,
  3. word processing,
  4. word processor,
  5. word salad,
  6. word stress,
  7. word time,
  8. word to the wise, a,
  9. word wrap,
  10. word wrapping

Origin of word square

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for word square

word square

noun

a puzzle in which the player must fill a square grid with words that read the same across as down
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