# Plaza vs. Square

## Difference Between Plaza and Square

#### Plazanoun

A town's public square.

#### Squarenoun

(geometry) A polygon with four sides of equal length and four right angles; an equilateral rectangle; a regular quadrilateral.

#### Plazanoun

An open area used for gathering in a city, often having small trees and sitting benches.

#### Squarenoun

(metonymically) Something characterized by a square, or nearly square, form.

#### Plazanoun

(North America) A strip mall.

#### Squarenoun

A cell in a grid.

*You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.*

#### Plazanoun

a public square with room for pedestrians;

*they met at Elm Plaza*

*Grosvenor Place*

#### Squarenoun

A square piece, part, or surface, such as a square of glass.

#### Plazanoun

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;

*a good plaza should have a movie house*

*they spent their weekends at the local malls*

#### Squarenoun

The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.

#### Squarenoun

(North America) A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert.

#### Squarenoun

(printing) A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.

#### Squarenoun

An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles.

#### Squarenoun

A true measure, standard, or pattern.

#### Squarenoun

An open space often in the center of a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye.

#### Squarenoun

(mathematics) The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; the second power of a number, value, term or expression.

*64 is the square of 8.*

#### Squarenoun

(military) A body of troops drawn up in a square formation.

#### Squarenoun

(1950s slang) A socially conventional or conservative person; a person who has little or no interest in the latest fads or trends: still sometimes used in modern terminology.

*Why do you always wear a tie? Don't be such a square!*

#### Squarenoun

(British) The symbol # on a telephone; hash.

*Enter your account number followed by a square.*

#### Squarenoun

(cricket) The central area of a cricket field, with one or more pitches of which only one is used at a time.

*An ideal playing area is roughly circular in shape with a central area, the cricket square, measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.*

#### Squarenoun

(real estate) A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, i.e. 100 square feet or roughly 9.3 square metres. Used in real estate for the size of a house or its rooms, though progressively being replaced by square metres in metric countries such as Australia.

*2007: The house is very large and open and boasts 39 squares of living space plus over 13 squares of decking area on 3 sides and 17 squares of garage and workshop downstairs. — Your Estate advertisement for Grindelwald Tasmania [http://www.yourestate.com.au/property_12753.php]*

#### Squarenoun

(roofing) A unit used in measuring roof area equivalent to 100 square feet (9.29 m2) of roof area.

#### Squarenoun

(academia) A mortarboard

#### Squarenoun

A square meal.

*Even when times were tough, we got three squares a day.*

#### Squarenoun

(archaic) Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.

#### Squarenoun

The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.

#### Squarenoun

(astrology) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.

#### Squarenoun

(dated) The act of squaring, or quarrelling; a quarrel.

#### Squarenoun

(slang) Cigarette.

#### Squarenoun

(brewing) A vat used for fermentation.

#### Squareadjective

Shaped like a square the polygon.

#### Squareadjective

Forming a right angle, especially (nautical) 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.

*a square corner*

#### Squareadjective

Of numbers formed by multiplying two equal numbers.

*9 is a square number.*

#### Squareadjective

Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself.

*square metre*

*square mile*

#### Squareadjective

Honest; straightforward.

*square dealing*

#### Squareadjective

Fair.

*I'm just looking for a square deal on my car repair.*

#### Squareadjective

Even; tied

*to make or leave the accounts square*

*The sides were square at the end of the half.*

#### Squareadjective

(slang) Socially conventional; boring.

#### Squareadjective

(cricket) In line with the batsman's popping crease.

#### Squareadjective

Correctly aligned with respect to something else.

#### Squareadjective

hearty; vigorous

*It may be prison, but at least I'm getting three square meals a day.*

#### Squareadjective

Having a shape broad for the height, with angular rather than curving outlines.

*a man of a square frame*

#### Squareverb

(transitive) To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else; in particular:

*The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared.*

#### Squareverb

(nautical) To place at a right angle to the keel.

*to square the yards*

#### Squareverb

To resolve or reconcile.

*John can square this question up for us.*

*These results just don't square.*

#### Squareverb

To adjust or adapt so as to bring into harmony with something.

*I cannot square the results of the experiment with my hypothesis.*

*to square our actions by the opinions of others*

#### Squareverb

Of a value, term, or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.

#### Squareverb

(transitive) To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as.

*square the circle*

#### Squareverb

(soccer) To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch

#### Squareverb

(archaic) To take opposing sides; to quarrel.

#### Squareverb

To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to suit; to fit.

#### Squareverb

(obsolete) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.

#### Squareverb

To take a boxing attitude; often with up or off.

#### Squareverb

To form with four sides and four right angles.

#### Squareverb

To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces.

*to square mason's work*

#### Squareverb

To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.

#### Squareverb

(astrology) To hold a quartile position respecting.

#### Squarenoun

(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon;

*you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides*

#### Squarenoun

the product of two equal terms;

*nine is the second power of three*

*gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance*

#### Squarenoun

an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

#### Squarenoun

something approximating the shape of a square

#### Squarenoun

someone who doesn't understand what is going on

#### Squarenoun

a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

#### Squarenoun

any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles;

*a checkerboard has 64 squares*

#### Squarenoun

a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles;

*the carpenter who built this room must have lost his square*

#### Squareverb

raise to the second power

#### Squareverb

make square;

*Square the circle*

*square the wood with a file*

#### Squareverb

cause to match, as of ideas or acts

#### Squareverb

position so as to be square;

*He squared his shoulders*

#### Squareverb

be compatible with;

*one idea squares with another*

#### Squareverb

pay someone and settle a debt;

*I squared with him*

#### Squareverb

turn the paddle; in canoeing

#### Squareverb

turn the oar, while rowing

#### Squareadjective

having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle;

*a square peg in a round hole*

*a square corner*

#### Squareadjective

leaving no balance;

*my account with you is now all square*

#### Squareadjective

characterized by honesty and fairness;

*a square deal*

*wanted to do the square thing*

#### Squareadjective

without evasion or compromise;

*a square contradiction*

*he is not being as straightforward as it appears*

#### Squareadjective

rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

#### Squareadverb

in a straight direct way;

*looked him squarely in the eye*

*ran square into me*

#### Squareadverb

with honesty and fairness;

*dealt squarely with his customers*

*always treated me square*

#### Squareadverb

in a square shape;

*a squarely cut piece of paper*

*folded the sheet of paper square*

#### Squareadverb

firmly and solidly;

*hit the ball squarely*

*the bat met the ball squarely*

*planted his great bulk square before his enemy*