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  1. square

    • IPA[skwɛː]

    英式

    • n.
      a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles;a thing that is square or approximately square in shape
    • adj.
      having the shape or approximate shape of a square;having the shape or approximate shape of a cube
    • adv.
      directly; straight;fairly; honestly
    • v.
      make square or rectangular; give a square or rectangular cross section to;mark out in squares
    • verb: square, 3rd person present: squares, gerund or present participle: squaring, past tense: squared, past participle: squared

    • noun: square, plural noun: squares

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    名詞

    • 1. a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles a grid of ruled squares
    • a thing that is square or approximately square in shape she tore a bit of cloth into a four-inch square
    • a thing having the shape or approximate shape of a cube a small square of chocolate
    • a small square area on the board used in a game move the white king's pawn forward two squares
    • historical a body of infantry drawn up in rectangular form.
    • a unit of 100 square ft used as a measure of flooring, roofing, etc.
    • a square scarf.
    • British a mortar board.
    • the portion of the cover of a bound book which projects beyond the pages.
    • 2. an open, typically four-sided, area surrounded by buildings in a village, town, or city a market square Leicester Square 同義詞 marketplace, close, quadrangle, quad, courtyard, ... 更多
    • an open area at the meeting of streets.
    • a closer-cut area at the centre of a ground, any strip of which may be prepared as a wicket.
    • an area within a military barracks or camp used for drill.
    • US a block of buildings bounded by four streets.
    • 3. the product of a number multiplied by itself a circle's area is proportional to the square of its radius
    • 4. an L-shaped or T-shaped instrument used for obtaining or testing right angles a carpenter's square
    • an aspect of 90° (one quarter of a circle) Venus in square to Jupiter
    • 5. informal a person considered to be old-fashioned or boringly conventional in attitude or behaviour Reg is such a square 同義詞 (old) fogey, conservative, traditionalist, conventionalist, diehard, ... 更多
    • North American a cigarette containing tobacco rather than cannabis.
    • 6. North American informal a square meal three squares a day

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    副詞

    • 1. directly; straight the ball hit me square in the forehead
    • informal fairly; honestly I'd acted square with him
    • 2. in a direction transversely across the field or pitch the ball bounced almost square to the left

    動詞

    • 1. make square or rectangular; give a square or rectangular cross section to you can square off the other edge they felled and squared the timber themselves
    • mark out in squares that this watercolour was a first draft is made clear by the fact that the sheet of paper has been squared
    • 2. multiply (a number) by itself 5 squared equals 25
    • 3. balance (an account) institutions are anxious to square their books before the election
    • make the score of (a match or game) even his goal squared the match 1–1 同義詞 make equal, even, level
    • 4. bring (one's shoulders) into a position in which they appear square and broad, typically to prepare oneself for a difficult task or event chin up, shoulders squared, she stepped into the room
    • adopt a posture of defence.
    • 5. informal secure the help or acquiescence of (someone), especially by offering an inducement faced with such declarations, politicians were resolved to squash or square the press 同義詞 bribe, buy off, buy, corrupt, suborn, ... 更多
    • 6. pass (a ball) across the field, especially towards the centre.
    • 7. set (a yard or other part of a ship) at right angles to the keel or other point of reference.
    • 8. (of a planet) have a square aspect with (another planet or position) Saturn squares the Sun on the 17th
    • adj.
      marked out in squares: a sheet of squared paper

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      marked out in squares: a sheet of squared paper

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      assume the attitude of a person about to fight

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of a building or structure) having a square shape and solid appearance: a four-square Georgian house
    • adv.
      squarely and solidly: a castle standing four-square on a peninsula

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of a building or structure) having a square shape and solid appearance: a four-square Georgian house
    • adv.
      squarely and solidly: a castle standing four-square and isolated on a peninsula

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      assume the attitude of a person about to fight

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      assume the attitude of a person about to fight

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a right-angled triangular plate for drawing lines, especially at 90°, 45°, 60°, or 30°.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    美式

    • n.
      a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles: a grid of ruled squares
    • adj.
      having the shape or approximate shape of a square: a square table
    • adv.
      directly; straight: it hit me square in the forehead
    • v.
      make square or rectangular; give a square or rectangular cross section to: you can square off the other edge they felled and squared the timber themselves

    Oxford American Dictionary