(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. tetragon, quadrilateral, equilateral rectangle; block; quadrangle; plaza, court; T square; slang, misfit, fogy. See numeration, measurement, angularity, permanence. — v. t. quadrate; balance, settle, reconcile; set, adjust. See agreement, vertical.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having right angles]
Syn. right-angled, four-sided, equal-sided, foursquare, squared, equilateral, rectangular, rectilinear.
2. [*Old-fashioned]
Syn. dated, stuffy, conventional, conformist, boring; see also conservative , dull 3 , old-fashioned .
1. [A rectangle]
Syn. equal-sided rectangle, plane figure, rectilinear plane; see rectangle .
2. [A park]
Syn. city center, civic center, intersection, plaza, traffic circle, open space, recreational area; see also park 1 .
on the square,
Syn. just, fair, decent; see honest 1 , reasonable 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. quadrate quadrangle, rectangle, cube, box.
2. plaza park, common, village green, piazza, quadrangle, quad.
1. even up adjust, align, true, plumb, fix, rectify, straighten, fit, settle.
2. settle one's accounts pay off, clear, satisfy, discharge, balance, even up.
3. agree correspond, match, dovetail, coincide, synchronize, coordinate, harmonize.
ANT.: 1. misalign, skew. 2. go into debt, be in arrears. 3. disagree, contrast, contradict
1. quadrangular four-sided, quadrate, boxy, equilateral, rectangular, cubelike.
2. Sl. old-fashioned *straight, conservative, prudish, conformist, straitlaced, *uptight, prim.
3. even straight, level, true, accurate.
4. honest straightforward, just, on the level, *on the up and up, fair, equitable, ethical.
ANT.: 1. round, circular, triangular. 2. *hip, *cool, *with it, nonconforming. 3. uneven, inaccurate. 4. dishonest, unjust, unethical
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Slang. An old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate: fogy, fossil, fuddyduddy, mossback. Informal: stick-in-the-mud. See NEW. II adjective 1. Having four equal sides and four right angles: quadrate. See GEOMETRY. 2. Free from bias in judgment: disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, fair, fair-minded, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced. Idiom: fair and square. See FAIR. 3. Owing or being owed nothing: even1, quit, quits. See PAY. 4. Slang. Conforming to established practice or standards: button-down, conformist, conventional, establishmentarian, orthodox, straight, traditional. See USUAL. III verb 1. To make equal: equalize, equate, even1, level. See SAME. 2. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, fit1, reconcile, suit, tailor. See CHANGE. 3. To be compatible or in correspondence: accord, agree, check, chime, comport with, conform, consist, correspond, fit1, harmonize, match, tally. Informal: jibe1. Archaic: quadrate. See AGREE. 4. To set right by giving what is due: clear, discharge, liquidate, pay (off or up), satisfy, settle. See PAY. IV adverb With precision or absolute conformity: bang, dead, direct, directly, exactly, fair, flush, just, precisely, right, smack1, squarely, straight. Slang: smack-dab. See PRECISE.

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