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Dictionary Definition

foursquare adj : characterized by firm and unwavering conviction; "a foursquare refusal to yield" n : (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" [syn: square] adv
1 in a square position; "the building stood foursquare"
2 with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues" [syn: squarely, straightforwardly]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A simple playground ballgame (see Four square.


  1. Pertaining to forthrightness, honesty; unyielding ethics.
  2. Pertaining to a Four-square cipher
  3. A boxy style of domestic architecture with four rooms, one of which is usually a stair hall; Foursquare house
  4. Pertaining to International Church of the Foursquare Gospel founded by Aimee Semple McPherson

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aboveboard, authentic, biquadratic, bona fide, cube-shaped, cubed, cubic, cubiform, cuboid, diced, fair and square, four, four-legged, four-rayed, genuine, good-faith, oblong, on the level, on the square, on the up-and-up, open, open and aboveboard, orthogonal, quadrangular, quadrate, quadratic, quadric, quadriform, quadrilateral, quadrinomial, quadrivalent, quadruped, quartic, quartile, quaternary, rectangular, rhombic, rhomboid, single-hearted, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, straight, straight-shooting, tetractinal, tetrad, tetragonal, tetrahedral, tetravalent, trapezohedral, trapezoid, up-and-up, veritable
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