square
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square(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geometry)
a. el cuadrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The students rearranged the desks into the shape of a square.Los estudiantes reorganizaron los escritorios en forma de cuadrado.
b. el cuadro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Use the squares on the paper to help you to line up the equation.Utiliza los cuadros del papel para ayudarte a alinear la ecuación.
2. (in board games or crosswords)
a. la casilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to fill in seven squares for this word.Debo llenar siete casillas para esta palabra.
b. el escaque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(chess)
The knight can move one square in one direction and three squares perpendicularly.El caballo puede mover un escaque en una dirección y tres escaques perpendicularmente.
3. (public place)
a. la plaza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Their apartment is right next to the town square.Su apartamento está justo al lado de la plaza del pueblo.
4. (mathematics)
a. el cuadrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sixteen is the square of four.Dieciséis es el cuadrado de cuatro.
5. (drawing instrument)
a. la escuadra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The carpenter used a square to draw a right angle before cutting the wood.El carpintero usó una escuadra para marcar un ángulo recto antes de cortar la madera.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(old-fashioned person)
a. la persona chapada a la antigua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is such a square.Él es una persona muy chapada a la antigua.
b. el zanahorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la zanahoria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Don't be a square and come with us to the bar.No seas un zanahorio y ven al bar con nosotros.
c. el momio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la momia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
He was living with a bunch of squares.Vivía con una pandilla de momios.
d. el carca
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la carca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My teacher is a square that doesn't allow us to use technology in class.Mi maestro es un carca que no nos deja usar tecnología en clase.
e. el carroza
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la carroza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
There is no way I'm going out with him. He's a square and I'm very lively.De ningún modo voy a salir con él. Es un carroza y yo soy muy animada.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(meal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la comida como Dios manda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You need to have three squares a day.Tienes que hacer tres comidas como Dios manda al día.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (in shape)
a. cuadrado
The children had to find all of the square pieces of paper and separate them from the rest.Los niños tenían que encontrar todos los trozos cuadrados de papel y separarlos del resto.
9. (forming a right angle)
a. en ángulo recto
He leaned over to bow until he was square with the ground.Se inclinó para hacer una reverencia hasta quedar en ángulo recto con el suelo.
b. en escuadra
The sheet has to be cut square before welding it.Hay que cortar la lámina en escuadra antes de soldarla.
10. (in bodily proportions)
a. cuadrado
Now that Andy lost weight, you can see his square jaw.Ahora que perdió peso, a Andy se le puede ver su mandíbula cuadrada.
11. (mathematics and measurements)
a. cuadrado
They bought a 250 square meter home.Compraron una casa de 250 metros cuadrados.
12. (honest)
a. franco
You said you’d be square with me, so why did you lie?Dijiste que ibas a ser franco conmigo, entonces ¿por qué me mentiste?
13. (even)
a. en paz (without debt)
After 30 years of mortgage payments, it feels good to finally be square with the bank.Después de 30 años pagando la hipoteca, es estupendo estar en paz con el banco por fin.
b. empatado (in games, contests or ballots)
Bolivia and Ecuador ended the match square with four goals each.Bolivia y Ecuador terminaron el partido empatados con cuatro goles cada uno.
14.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(old-fashioned)
a. chapado a la antigua
My boss is so square that he makes the women wear skirts.Mi jefe está tan chapado a la antigua que obliga a las mujeres a llevar falda.
b. zanahorio
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
He is a nice guy, but a little square.Es buen chico, pero un poco zanahorio.
c. momio
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
She's so square.Es muy momia.
d. carca
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It’s such a square pamphlet that it doesn’t even deserve to be considered a newspaper.Es un panfleto tan carca que ni siquiera merece ser considerado un diario.
e. carroza
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Am I a square person for liking happy endings?¿Soy una persona carroza porque me gustan los finales felices?
15. (complete)
a. decente
After being on the road for a week, it’s great to be home and eat a square meal again.Después de una semana viajando, es estupendo estar en casa y volver a comer una comida decente.
b. como Dios manda
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We try to have a square meal every day in this house.Procuramos comer una comida como Dios manda todos los días en esta casa.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
16. (directly)
a. directamente
She accidentally hit the teacher square in the face with the ball!¡Ella sin querer golpeó a la maestra directamente en la cara con la pelota!
b. de lleno
The boxer hit his opponent square on the jaw.El boxeador golpeó a su contrincante de lleno en la mandíbula.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
17. (to make square)
a. cuadrar
Rob squared his shoulders and took the hit.Rob cuadró sus hombros y encajó el golpe.
18. (mathematics)
a. elevar al cuadrado
Seven squared is forty-nine.Siete elevado al cuadrado es cuarenta y nueve.
19. (to settle)
a. saldar (debts or accounts)
How long did it take you to square your debt with the store?¿Cuánto tardaste en saldar tu deuda con la tienda?
b. arreglar (problems)
You’d better square it with your father before you decide to join us.Deberías arreglar las cosas con tu papá antes de decidir unirte a nosotros.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
20. (to agree; used with "with")
a. cuadrar con
The candidate’s claims don’t square with reality.Las afirmaciones del candidato no cuadran con la realidad.
b. concordar con
His calm demeanor does not square with the severity of the accusations.Su actitud tranquila no concuerda con la gravedad de las acusaciones.
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square
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. el cuadrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (on chessboard)
a. la casilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (on map)
a. el recuadro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (fig)
a.
to be back at square onehaber vuelto al punto de partida
5. (mathematics)
a. el cuadrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (of town, village)
a. la plaza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (smaller)
a. la plazoleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
8. (old-fashioned fam)
a. (unfashionable)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (in shape)
a. cuadrado(a)
square bracketcorchete m
10. (right-angled)
a.
square corneresquina en ángulo recto
11. (mathematics)
a. cuadrado(a) (meter, centimeter)
square rootraíz cuadrada
12. (old-fashioned fam)
a. carca (unfashionable)
13. (idioms)
a.
to be square with somebodyser claro(a) con alguien
that's us squareestamos en paz
she felt like a square peg in a round holese sentía fuera de lugar
a square dealun trato justo
a square mealuna buena comida
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
14. (general)
a. directamente
she hit him square on the jawle dio de lleno en la mandíbula
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
15. (make square)
a. cuadrar
16. (mathematics)
a. elevar al cuadrado (number)
squared paperpapel cuadriculado
17. (settle)
a.
to square accounts with somebodyarreglar cuentas con alguien
how do you square it with your convictions?¿cómo lo haces encajar con tus convicciones?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
18. (agree)
a. cuadrar, concordar
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square [skwɛəʳ]
noun
1 (shape) cuadrado (m); cuadro (m); (on graph paper, chessboard, crossword) casilla (f); (piece) [of material, paper, chocolate etc] cuadrado (m); (scarf) pañuelo (m)
to cut into squares cortar en cuadros or cuadrados
to start again from square one
to go back to square one volver a empezar desde cero
back to square one! > We divided the bar of chocolate among us — two squares each I would have to start again from square one, and rely on my own judgement If one of you has concerns about every method, then you need to go back to square one and discuss whether in fact you want to use contraception at all
2 (in town) plaza (f)
the town square la plaza del pueblo
3 (US) (block of houses) manzana (f); cuadra (f); (LAm)
4 (Mat) cuadrado (m)
16 is the square of 4 16 es el cuadrado de 4
5 (drawing instrument) escuadra (f)
6 (old-fashioned person)
he's a real square es un carca or un carroza or un momio (informal); (Chile)
adjective
1 (in shape) cuadrado
to be a square peg in a round hole estar como un pulpo en un garaje
2 (forming right angle) en ángulo recto; en escuadra
to be square with sth estar en ángulo recto or en escuadra con algo; ensure that the frame is square asegúrese de que el marco forme ángulos rectos
3 [+face, jaw, shoulder] cuadrado
4 (Mat) cuadrado
a square foot/kilometre un pie/kilómetro cuadrado; a kilometre square un kilómetro por un kilómetro
5 (substantial) [+meal] decente; como Dios manda
a square [meal]
it's three days since I had a square meal hace tres días que no como decentemente or como Dios manda
6 (fair, honest) justo; equitativo
to give sb a square deal ser justo con algn
I want a square deal
he didn't get a square deal lo trataron injustamente; I'll be square with you seré justo contigo
7 (even)
now we're all square (Dep) ahora vamos iguales or parejos; (LAm) ahora estamos empatados; (financially) ahora estamos en paz
we can start again all square
if you pay me a pound we'll call it square dame una libra y me quedo conforme; to get square with sb ajustar las cuentas con algn
8 (conventional) anticuado (informal); carca (informal); carroza (informal); (Esp)
he's so square es un carca or un carroza or un momio (informal); (Chile)
be there or be square! his square [denial] of any involvement in the scandal it met with a square [refusal]
adverb
square in the middle justo en el centro; justo en el medio; to look sb square in the eye mirar a algn directamente a los ojos; the blow caught him square on the chin el golpe le dio en plena barbilla or de lleno en la barbilla; he turned to face me square on se volvió para tenerme de cara
square [to], square [with]
transitive verb
1 (make square) cuadrar
to square one's shoulders ponerse derecho
to try to square the circle intentar lograr la cuadratura del círculo
The task was an impossible one: it was like squaring the circle The President will not find it easy to square the circle of bringing down inflation without creating widespread unemployment
2 (settle, reconcile) [+accounts] ajustar; [+debts] pagar
can you square it with your conscience? ¿te lo va a permitir tu conciencia?
her theory is not easy to square with our own experience
I'll square it with him yo lo arreglo con él
Financial institutions are looking to square [accounts] before the fiscal year ends By the end of the month he would be in funds and they would square [accounts] at last
3 (Mat) elevar al cuadrado
two squared is four dos al cuadrado es cuatro
intransitive verb
cuadrar;with con
it doesn't square with what you said before esto no cuadra con lo que dijiste antes
Wright's statement squared with what O'Leary had surmised Such an action would not have squared with his image it doesn't square with the facts
modifier
square brackets (n) corchetes (m)
square dance (n) cuadrilla (f) baile; (baile)
Se llama square dance a un baile folklórico tradicional de origen francés en el que cuatro parejas de bailarines se colocan formando un cuadrado. Es un baile muy popular en Estados Unidos y Canadá y a veces se enseña en la escuela. En algunas ocasiones alguien se encarga de explicar los pasos que se han de seguir, de modo que los que no los conocen bien puedan participar. El instrumento musical más utilizado en ellos es el violín, aunque también se usan a veces la guitarra, el banjo o el acordeón.
square rigger (n) buque (m) de vela con aparejo de cruz
square root (n) raíz (f) cuadrada
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