# square-v; 7 Senses

### Sense Number 1: make or position so as to be square

Commentary: Includes: SQUARE UP
NOTE: Includes metaphorical uses like sentence 2.

Examples:
After showing the 5 of spades he squared the deck.
I squared my shoulders and walked into the clinic.
He squared the sides with red squares and chopped them up into pieces.
Bobby put his eye back to the viewfinder and squared up the shot.
After we cut some tubing and squared up the edges, we started to weld.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
square_up 1, 2

### Sense Number 2: raise to the second power

Examples:
If you square 2 you get 4.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: square.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: cause to match (ideas or acts); be compatible

Examples:
He squared the match with a birdie at No. 13.
It's amazing! All your beliefs square with mine!

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Compatibility
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

### Sense Number 4: put things in order; settle conclusively

Commentary: Includes: SQUARE AWAY, SQUARE OFF, SQUARE UP

Examples:
The waitress has finally squared up her debts with the government.
Ten minutes later I had squared away my free reservation into Midway airport.
The client had squared off his transactions in most of the settlements.
'Mom, you need to get the house squared away, we have important
guests coming!'
The two teams are squaring off to see which one will be #1 in the nation.

Mappings:
VerbNet: settle-89
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: square.01,square.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
square_away 1
square_up 3
square_off 1

### Sense Number 5: turn an oar or paddle while rowing or canoeing

Examples:
Jim and I squared away to paddle upstream.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7, 8

### Sense Number 6: SQUARE DANCE: dance the square-dance

Commentary: Is: SQUARE DANCE

Examples:
Molly would square dance until her legs were numb.

Mappings:
VerbNet: waltz-51.5
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: squaredance.01
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
square_dance 1

### Sense Number 7: SQUARE THE CIRCLE: do the impossible

Commentary: Is: SQUARE THE CIRCLE
NOTE: Literally the definition is: 'to determine the exact contents of a circle in square measure. Which is posited as impossible.'
NOTE: Usually used in the negative construction.

Examples:
You cannot square the circle on this issue.
Mother Theresa nearly squared the circle on world hunger!

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM