square (skwâr)

  1. A plane figure having four equal sides.
  2. A T-shaped or L-shaped instrument for drawing or testing right angles.
  3. Mathematics. The product obtained when a number or quantity is multiplied by itself: 49 is the square of 7
    1. Abbr. Sq. An open, usually four-sided area at the intersection of two or more streets, often planted with grass and trees for use as a park.
    2. A rectangular space enclosed by streets and occupied by buildings; a block.

Synonyms: area, center, circle, common, green, plaza, space, village green

commons: A tract of land, usually in a centrally located spot, belonging to or used by a community as a whole.

Source The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition and Roget’s New MillenniumtmThesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)

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