The difference between Place and Square

When used as nouns, place means an open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard, whereas square means a with four sides of equal length and four.

When used as verbs, place means to put (an object or person) in a specific location, whereas square means to so as to with or place at a to something else.

Square is also adjective with the meaning: shaped like a .

check bellow for the other definitions of Place and Square

  1. Place as a noun (physical):

    An area; somewhere within an area. An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard. A group of houses. An inhabited area: a village, town, or city. Any area of the earth: a region. The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit. The area where one lives: one's home, formerly country estates and farms. An area of the skin. An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory. An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.


    "They live at Westminster Place."

    "He is going back to his native place on vacation."

    "We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places."

    "Do you want to come over to my place later?"

  2. Place as a noun:

    A location or position in space.

  3. Place as a noun:

    A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.

  4. Place as a noun:

    A passage or extract from a book or document.

  5. Place as a noun:

    A topic.

  6. Place as a noun:

    A frame of mind.


    "I'm in a strange place at the moment."

  7. Place as a noun:

    A chess position; a square of the chessboard.

  8. Place as a noun (social):

    A responsibility or position in an organization. A role or purpose; a station. The position of a contestant in a competition. The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position. The position as a member of a sports team.


    "It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case."

    "We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place."

    "to win a bet on a horse for place"

    "He lost his place in the national team."

  9. Place as a noun:

    A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.

  10. Place as a noun:

    Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.


    "three decimal places;  the hundreds place'"

  11. Place as a noun:

    Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.


    "That's what I said in the first place!"

  12. Place as a noun:

    Reception; effect; implying the making room for.

  1. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To put (an object or person) in a specific location.


    "He placed the glass on the table."

  2. Place as a verb (intransitive):

    To earn a given spot in a competition. To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.


    "The Cowboys placed third in the league."

    "In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars."

  3. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.


    "I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where."

  4. Place as a verb (transitive, in the passive):

    To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.


    "Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race."

  5. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.

  6. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To arrange for or to make (a bet).


    "I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls."

  7. Place as a verb (transitive):

    To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.


    "They phoned hoping to place her in the management team."

  8. Place as a verb (sports, transitive):

    To place-kick (a goal).

  1. Square as a noun (geometry):

    A with four sides of equal length and four ; an ; a .

  2. Square as a noun (metonymically):

    Something characterized by a square, or nearly square, form. A in a . A square piece, part, or surface, . The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered. A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert. A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.


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

    "rfquotek Shakespeare"

  3. Square as a noun (figuratively, obsolete):

    An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles. A true measure, standard, or pattern.

  4. Square as a 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.

  5. Square as a noun (mathematics):

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


    "64 is the square of 8."

  6. Square as a noun (military):

    A body of troops drawn up in a square formation.

  7. Square as a noun (1950s slang):

    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!"

  8. Square as a noun (British):

    The symbol # on a telephone; hash.


    "Enter your account number followed by a square."

  9. Square as a noun (cricket):

    The central area of a cricket field, with one or more 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."

  10. Square as a noun (real estate):

    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 []"

    "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 []"

  11. Square as a noun (roofing):

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

  12. Square as a noun (academia):

    A mortarboard

  13. Square as a noun (colloquial, US):

    A square meal.


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

  14. Square as a noun (archaic):

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

  15. Square as a noun:

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

  16. Square as a noun (astrology):

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

  17. Square as a noun (dated):

    The act of squaring, or quarrelling; a quarrel.

  18. Square as a noun (slang):


  19. Square as a noun (brewing):

    A vat used for fermentation.

  1. Square as an adjective:

    Shaped like a .

  2. Square as an adjective (nautical):

    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"

  3. Square as an adjective:

    Of numbers formed by multiplying two equal numbers.


    "9 is a square number."

  4. Square as an adjective:

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


    "'square metre"

    "'square mile"

  5. Square as an adjective:

    Honest; straightforward.


    "square dealing"

  6. Square as an adjective:



    "I'm just looking for a square deal on my car repair."

  7. Square as an adjective:

    Even; tied


    "to make or leave the accounts square"

    "The sides were square at the end of the half."

  8. Square as an adjective (slang):

    Socially conventional; boring.

  9. Square as an adjective (cricket):

    In line with the batsman's popping crease.

  10. Square as an adjective:

    Correctly aligned with respect to something else.

  11. Square as an adjective:

    hearty; vigorous


    "It may be prison, but at least I'm getting three square meals a day."

  12. Square as an adjective:

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


    "a man of a square frame"

  1. Square as a verb (transitive):

    To so as to with or place at a to something else; To place at a right angle to the .


    "The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared."

    "to square the yards"

  2. Square as a verb:

    To resolve or reconcile.


    "John can square this question up for us."

    "These results just don't square."

  3. Square as a 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"

  4. Square as a verb (transitive, mathematics):

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

  5. Square as a verb (transitive):

    To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a square with the same area as.


    "square the circle"

  6. Square as a verb (soccer):

    To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch

  7. Square as a verb (archaic):

    To take opposing sides; to quarrel.

  8. Square as a verb:

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

  9. Square as a verb (obsolete):

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

  10. Square as a verb:

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


    "rfquotek Charles Dickens"

  11. Square as a verb:

    To form with four sides and four right angles.


    "rfquotek Edmund Spenser"

  12. Square as a verb:

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


    "to square mason's work"

  13. Square as a verb:

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


    "rfquotek Shakespeare"

  14. Square as a verb (astrology):

    To hold a quartile position respecting.