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four·square

 (fôr′skwâr′)
adj.
1. Having four equal sides and four right angles; square.
2. Marked by firm, unwavering conviction or expression; forthright: a foursquare refusal to yield.
3. Of or being a style of American residential architecture popular especially in the early 20th century, usually having two and a half stories and characterized by a square boxy shape and a four-room floor plan.
adv.
In a forthright manner; squarely.
n.
A child's game in which each of four players stands in one of four boxes drawn on the ground in a two-by-two grid and must bounce a ball into another player's box without holding the ball or stepping out of bounds.

four′square′ly adv.
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foursquare

(ˌfɔːˈskwɛə)
adv
squarely; firmly
adj
1. solid and strong
2. forthright; honest
3. a rare word for square
ˌfourˈsquarely adv
ˌfourˈsquareness n
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four•square

(ˈfɔrˈskwɛər, ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
1. consisting of four corners and four right angles; square.
2. firm; forthright: foursquare dedication.
adv.
3. without equivocation; forthrightly.
[1250–1300]
four′square′ly, adv.
four′square′ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foursquare - (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right anglesfoursquare - (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"
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
regular polygon - a polygon with all sides and all angles equal
quadrate - a square-shaped object
rectangle - a parallelogram with four right angles
Adj.1.foursquare - characterized by firm and unwavering conviction; "a foursquare refusal to yield"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
Adv.1.foursquare - in a square position; "the building stood foursquare"
2.foursquare - with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
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Translations

foursquare

[ˈfɔːskwɛəʳ]
A. ADJ (= firm) → firme; (= forthright) → franco, sincero
B. ADV to stand foursquare behind sbrespaldar completamente a algn
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foursquare

[ˌfɔːˈskwɛəʳ]
1. adj (firm) → solido/a; (square) → quadrato/a; (forthright) → schietto/a, franco/a
2. adv (firmly) → solidamente
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What I had always loved was a kind of foursquareness about the utterance, a feeling of living inside a constantly indicative mood, in the presence of an understanding that assumes you share an awareness of the perilous nature of life and are yet capable of seeing it steadily and, when necessary, sternly.