- 1 1.1 (shape) cuadrado (masculine); (in fabric design) cuadro (masculine)More example sentences1.2 (of cloth, paper) (trozo (masculine)) cuadrado (masculine) a silk (head) square un pañuelo de seda cuadrado
More example sentences1.3 (on chessboard) casilla (feminine), escaque (masculine); (in crossword) casilla (feminine) to go back to square one volver* a empezar desde cero volver* a fojas cero (Latin America/América Latina)
- He arranges thin rectangles, squares, triangles and trapezoids in complex patterns on the wall.
- The 2 X 0.5 m board was divided into four equal sections, with each section divided into 25 squares of equal size.
- In all the pieces, the 12 squares are subdivided into four equal sections by painted lines that stop short of the middle.
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- The walls were lined in mirrored squares and there were even small spotlights reflecting off everything.
- Over breakfast he got a Weetabix carton and cut out two squares and glued them together.
- We selected a small square of sand bordered by several logs and overhung with a leafy screen and set our bags to the ground.
- Each player in her turn chooses one of the squares of the board and writes a number from 1 to 6 in the square with her colored pen.
- This game is superior in complexity to English draughts by virtue of the fact that it is played on a board ten squares by ten squares and that capturing moves have an extended scope.
- Elaborating on the Braille chessboard, he said, the black squares on the board were slightly more raised than the white ones.
- 2 2.1 (in town, city) plaza (feminine) 2.2 (in barracks) patio (masculine)More example sentences
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- Senior Army officers tell us that these camps are little more than squares for drills and target practices.
- They filled the parade square of Howe Barracks as the soldiers arrived by coach from nearby Manston Airport where they had touched down a couple of hours earlier.
- I recall ‘unflattering remarks’ aimed at me on the drill square.
- The next morning, I head out early and stop first at Plaza Mayor, a huge square surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in the city.
- The center of town was a tree-lined square, surrounded by quaint-looking stores and antique shops.
- There will be free performances in the square every day next week, around lunch and tea-time.
- 3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] cuadrado (masculine) the square of 5 is 25 el cuadrado de 5 es 25More example sentences
- Consider, for example, the Pythagorean theorem that the square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
- After giving further results of this type he gives his famous result that the distance that a body moves from rest under uniform acceleration is proportional to the square of the time taken.
- In other words, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the triangle's two legs.
- 4 (instrument) escuadra (feminine)More example sentences
- Hold a carpenter's square with the long tongue against the back wall and slide it into the corner.
- Be sure, therefore, that each line is running exactly along each arm of the square.
- Then mark the ends of the joists at this point and draw a line across them with a combination square.
- 5 (conventional person) [colloquial/familiar] soso, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], carroza (masculine and feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], zanahorio, (masculine, feminine) (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
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- He's a plodding, conventional square, she's a get-ahead, modern girl who doesn't need to cling to conventional wisdom.
- Come on Maggie: don't be such a square.
- She called me so many things she said I was old-fashioned, stubborn and a square for not allowing her to go.
- Mine was a lousy job. There must be a better way of making three squares a day.
- The concept of three squares a day is obsolete: the new theory calls for several smaller meals to keep your metabolism churning.
- My crew is pretty lucky, though - I like to see they get three squares a day.
adjective/adjetivo (squarer, squarest)
- 1 1.1 [box/table/block] cuadrado the room is 15 feet square la habitación mide 15 (pies) por 15 (pies) 1.2 (having right angles) [corner/side/edges] en ángulo recto, a escuadra to cut sth on the square cortar algo a escuadra [cloth] cortar algo al hilo to be out of square estar* en falsa escuadra to be on the square [person] ser* honrado, ser* derecho [colloquial/familiar] [contract/papers] estar* en regla 1.3 (of body) [face] cuadrado; [jaw] angular, cuadrado of square build de complexión fornida or robusta
- 2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] (before noun/delante del nombre) [yard/mile] cuadrado fifty square kilometers cincuenta kilómetros cuadrados
- 3 3.1 (fair, honest) he'll give you a square deal no te va a engañar to be square
withsb ser* franco conalgn I'll be square with you voy a ser franco contigo 3.2 (large and wholesome) (before noun/delante del nombre) [meal] decente he hasn't had a square meal for days hace días que no come como Dios manda or que no hace una comida decente 3.3 (even) (predicative/predicativo) let's call it all square digamos que estamos en paz or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) a mano the teams were (all) square los equipos iban empatados or iguales to get square with sb ajustarle las cuentas a algn
- 4 [Sport/Deporte] [pass] cruzado
- 5 (conventional) [colloquial/familiar] soso [colloquial/familiar], rígidamente convencional, carroza (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], zanahorio (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] elevar al cuadrado
- 3 3.1 (settle, make even) [debts/accounts] pagar*, saldar to square sth
withsb arreglar algo conalgn 3.2 [Sport/Deporte] [match/game] igualar 3.3 (reconcile) [facts/principles] conciliar to square sth withsth conciliar algo conalgo I couldn't square it with my conscience mi conciencia no me lo permitía
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [ideas/arguments] concordar* to square
withsth concordar* or cuadrar conalgo
square off verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (make square) [wood/corner] cuadrar 1.2 (divide into squares) [paper] cuadricular 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) square up 1 2
square up verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (settle debts) [colloquial/familiar] to square up (
square up toverb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento [person/responsibilities] hacer* frente a no one had the guts to square up to him nadie se atrevía a hacerle frente or a enfrentársele
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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.