Square foot
Square Square (skw[^a]r), a. 1. (Geom.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure. [1913 Webster]

2. Forming a right angle; as, a square corner. [1913 Webster]

3. Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame. [1913 Webster]

4. Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just. [1913 Webster]

She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest; as, square dealing. [1913 Webster]

6. Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square. [1913 Webster]

7. Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous. [1913 Webster]

By Heaven, square eaters. More meat, I say. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

8. (Naut.) At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced. [1913 Webster]

Note: Square is often used in self-explaining compounds or combinations, as in square-built, square-cornered, square-cut, square-nosed, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Square foot}, an area equal to that of a square the sides of which are twelve inches; 144 square inches.

{Square knot}, a knot in which the terminal and standing parts are parallel to each other; a reef knot. See Illust. under {Knot}.

{Square measure}, the measure of a superficies or surface which depends on the length and breadth taken conjointly. The units of square measure are squares whose sides are the linear measures; as, square inches, square feet, square meters, etc.

{Square number}. See {Square}, n., 6.

{Square root of a number} or {Square root of a quantity} (Math.), that number or quantity which, multiplied by itself, produces the given number or quantity.

{Square sail} (Naut.), a four-sided sail extended upon a yard suspended by the middle; sometimes, the foresail of a schooner set upon a yard; also, a cutter's or sloop's sail boomed out. See Illust. of {Sail}.

{Square stern} (Naut.), a stern having a transom and joining the counter timbers at an angle, as distinguished from a round stern, which has no transom.

{Three-square}, {Five-square}, etc., having three, five, etc., equal sides; as, a three-square file.

{To get square with}, to get even with; to pay off. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Square foot — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Square foot — The square foot is an imperial unit / U.S. customary unit (non SI non metric) of area, used mainly in the United States and United Kingdom. It is defined as the area of a square with sides of 1 foot (0.333... yards, 12 inches, or 0.3048 metres)… …   Wikipedia

  • square foot — noun a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square • Syn: ↑sq ft • Hypernyms: ↑area unit, ↑square measure * * * noun : a unit of area equal to a square one foot long on each side see measure table * * * a unit of area measurement equal to a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Square foot — Der Quadratfuß (square foot, Plural square feet) ist ein Flächenmaß im angloamerikanischem Maßsystem, das in den USA und im Vereinigten Königreich benutzt wird. Ein Quadratfuß ist definiert als eine quadratische Fläche mit einer Kantenlänge von 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • square foot — a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one foot on each side; 0.0929 square meters. Abbr.: ft2, sq. ft. * * * …   Universalium

  • square foot — noun A unit of area (abbreviation sq ft or sq. ft. or ft) equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one foot long …   Wiktionary

  • square foot — (ft2 or sq ft)    a traditional unit of area. 1 ft2 equals 144 in2 or exactly 929.0304 cm2 (0.092 903 04 m2) …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Square foot gardening — An updated book published by Mel Bartholomew in February 2006. Square Foot Gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens. The phrase square foot gardening was popularized by Mel Bartholomew in a 1981 Rodale Press… …   Wikipedia

  • Pound per square foot — Pounds force per square foot oder auch nur pound per square foot ( Pfund pro Quadratfuß ) ist eine imperiale Maßeinheit des Drucks in einer Reihe von Staaten, die das angloamerikanische Maßsystem nutzten bzw. noch nutzen. Einheitenzeichen:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pounds-force per square foot — oder auch nur pound per square foot ( Pfund pro Quadratfuß ) ist eine imperiale Maßeinheit des Drucks in einer Reihe von Staaten, die das angloamerikanische Maßsystem nutzten bzw. noch nutzen. Einheitenzeichen: lb.p.sq.ft., lb./sq.ft. 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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