# Square vs. Rectangle

By Jaxson ## Main Difference

The main difference between Square and Rectangle is that the Square is a regular quadrilateral and Rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles.

• Square

In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral, which means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or (100-gradian angles or right angles). It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length. A square with vertices ABCD would be denoted

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ABCD.

• Rectangle

In Euclidean plane geometry, a rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles. It can also be defined as an equiangular quadrilateral, since equiangular means that all of its angles are equal (360°/4 = 90°). It can also be defined as a parallelogram containing a right angle. A rectangle with four sides of equal length is a square. The term oblong is occasionally used to refer to a non-square rectangle. A rectangle with vertices ABCD would be denoted as ABCD.

The word rectangle comes from the Latin rectangulus, which is a combination of rectus (as an adjective, right, proper) and angulus (angle).

A crossed rectangle is a crossed (self-intersecting) quadrilateral which consists of two opposite sides of a rectangle along with the two diagonals. It is a special case of an antiparallelogram, and its angles are not right angles. Other geometries, such as spherical, elliptic, and hyperbolic, have so-called rectangles with opposite sides equal in length and equal angles that are not right angles.

Rectangles are involved in many tiling problems, such as tiling the plane by rectangles or tiling a rectangle by polygons.

Wikipedia
• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

Something characterized by a square, or nearly square, form.

• Square (noun)

A cell in a grid.

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

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert.

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

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.

• Square (noun)

The id=multiplication of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; the second power of a number, value, term or expression.

“64 is the square of 8.”

• Square (noun)

A body of troops drawn up in a square formation.

• Square (noun)

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!”

• Square (noun)

The symbol # on a telephone; hash.

“Enter your account number followed by a square.”

• Square (noun)

The central area of a 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.”

• Square (noun)

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.

“2006: Just as the basic unit of real estate measurement across the world is the square … — w|Macquarie Bank (Australia), press release Macquarie releases Real Estate Market Outlook 2006 – “The World Squared”, 21 June 2006 [http://www.macquarie.com.au/au/about_macquarie/media_centre/20060621.htm]”

“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]”

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

A mortarboard

• Square (noun)

A square meal.

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

• Square (noun)

Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

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

• Square (noun)

The act of squaring, or quarrelling; a quarrel.

• Square (noun)

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• Square (noun)

A vat used for fermentation.

Shaped like a id=polygon the polygon.

Forming a right angle, especially 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”

Of numbers formed by multiplying two equal numbers.

“9 is a square number.”

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

“square metre”

“square mile”

Honest; straightforward.

“square dealing”

Fair.

“I’m just looking for a square deal on my car repair.”

Even; tied

“to make or leave the accounts square”

“The sides were square at the end of the half.”

Socially conventional; boring.

In line with the batsman’s popping crease.

Correctly aligned with respect to something else.

hearty; vigorous

“It may be prison, but at least I’m getting three square meals a day.”

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

“a man of a square frame”

• Square (verb)

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.”

• Square (verb)

To resolve or reconcile.

“John can square this question up for us.”

“These results just don’t square.”

• Square (verb)

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”

• Square (verb)

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

• Square (verb)

To square with the same area as.

“square the circle”

• Square (verb)

To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch

• Square (verb)

To take opposing sides; to quarrel.

• Square (verb)

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

• Square (verb)

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

• Square (verb)

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

• Square (verb)

To form with four sides and four right angles.

• Square (verb)

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

“to square mason’s work”

• Square (verb)

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

• Square (verb)

To hold a quartile position respecting.

• Rectangle (noun)

A quadrilateral having opposing sides parallel and four right angles.

Wiktionary
• Square (noun)

a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles

“a grid of ruled squares”

• Square (noun)

a thing that is square or approximately square in shape

“she tore a bit of cloth into a four-inch square”

• Square (noun)

a thing having the shape or approximate shape of a cube

“a small square of chocolate”

• Square (noun)

a small square area on the board used in a game

“move the white king’s pawn forward two squares”

• Square (noun)

a body of infantry drawn up in rectangular form.

• Square (noun)

a unit of 100 square ft used as a measure of flooring, roofing, etc.

• Square (noun)

a square scarf.

• Square (noun)

a mortar board.

• Square (noun)

the portion of the cover of a bound book which projects beyond the pages.

• Square (noun)

an open, typically four-sided, area surrounded by buildings in a village, town, or city

“a market square”

“Leicester Square”

• Square (noun)

an open area at the meeting of streets.

• Square (noun)

a closer-cut area at the centre of a ground, any strip of which may be prepared as a wicket.

• Square (noun)

an area within a military barracks or camp used for drill.

• Square (noun)

a block of buildings bounded by four streets.

• Square (noun)

the product of a number multiplied by itself

“a circle’s area is proportional to the square of its radius”

• Square (noun)

an L-shaped or T-shaped instrument used for obtaining or testing right angles

“a carpenter’s square”

• Square (noun)

an aspect of 90° (one quarter of a circle)

“Venus in square to Jupiter”

• Square (noun)

a person considered to be old-fashioned or boringly conventional in attitude or behaviour

“Reg is such a square”

• Square (noun)

a cigarette containing tobacco rather than cannabis.

• Square (noun)

a square meal

“three squares a day”

having the shape or approximate shape of a square

“a square table”

having the shape or approximate shape of a cube

“a square block of flats”

having or in the form of two right angles

“a suitable length of wood with square ends”

having an outline resembling two corners of a square

“his square jaw”

“he was short and square”

denoting a unit of measurement equal to the area of a square whose side is of the unit specified

“30,000 square feet of new gallery space”

denoting the length of each side of a square shape or object

“the office was fifteen feet square”

at right angles; perpendicular

“these lines must be square to the top and bottom marked edges”

in a direction transversely across the field or pitch

“Keen’s square pass was rammed home first time by Bishop”

having or denoting an aspect of 90°

“Jupiter is square to the Sun”

level or parallel

“place two pieces of wood one on top of the other, ensuring that they are exactly square”

properly arranged; in good order

“we should get everything square before we leave”

compatible or in agreement

“he wanted to make sure we were square with the court’s decision and not subject to a lawsuit”

fair and honest

“she’d been as square with him as anybody could be”

(of two people) owing nothing to each other

“an acknowledgement that we are square”

with both players or sides having equal scores in a game

“the goal brought the match all square once again”

old-fashioned or boringly conventional

“Elvis was anything but square”

(of rhythm) simple and straightforward.

directly; straight

“the ball hit me square in the forehead”

fairly; honestly

“I’d acted square with him”

in a direction transversely across the field or pitch

“the ball bounced almost square to the left”

• Square (verb)

make square or rectangular; give a square or rectangular cross section to

“you can square off the other edge”

• Square (verb)

mark out in squares

“a sheet of squared paper”

• Square (verb)

multiply (a number) by itself

“5 squared equals 25”

• Square (verb)

convert (a linear unit of measurement) to a unit of area equal to a square whose side is of the unit specified

“there were only three people per kilometre squared”

• Square (verb)

make compatible; reconcile

“I’m able to square my profession with my religious beliefs”

• Square (verb)

be compatible

“do those announcements really square with the facts?”

• Square (verb)

balance (an account)

“institutions are anxious to square their books before the election”

• Square (verb)

settle or pay (a bill or debt)

“would you square up the bill?”

• Square (verb)

make the score of (a match or game) even

“his goal squared the match 1–1”

• Square (verb)

bring (one’s shoulders) into a position in which they appear square and broad, typically to prepare oneself for a difficult task or event

“chin up, shoulders squared, she stepped into the room”

• Square (verb)

• Square (verb)

secure the help or acquiescence of (someone), especially by offering an inducement

“trying to square the press”

• Square (verb)

pass (a ball) across the field, especially towards the centre.

• Square (verb)

set (a yard or other part of a ship) at right angles to the keel or other point of reference.

• Square (verb)

(of a planet) have a square aspect with (another planet or position)

“Saturn squares the Sun on the 17th”

• Rectangle (noun)

a plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, especially one with unequal adjacent sides, in contrast to a square.

Oxford Dictionary