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square·ly

 (skwâr′lē)
adv.
1. Mathematics At right angles: sawed the beam squarely.
2. In a square shape.
3. So as to make solid contact; firmly: struck the golf ball squarely, sending it to the green.
4. Directly; straight: walked squarely toward the shoplifter and arrested him.
5. In an honest, straightforward manner: spoke squarely on the topic of drug abuse.

squarely

(ˈskwɛəlɪ)
adv
1. in a direct way; straight: he hit me squarely on the nose.
2. in an honest, frank, and just manner
3. at right angles

square•ly

(ˈskwɛər li)

adv.
1. in a square form or manner.
2. in a straightforward manner: faced problems squarely.
3. without equivocation.
4. firmly; solidly: feet squarely on the ground.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.squarely - directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
2.squarely - in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"
3.squarely - firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
4.squarely - in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"
5.squarely - with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"

squarely

adverb
1. directly, straight, exactly, precisely, unswervingly, without deviation I kept the gun aimed squarely at his eyes.
2. fully, completely, totally, entirely, absolutely, wholly, every inch, one hundred per cent, lock, stock and barrel The president put the blame squarely on his opponent.
3. resolutely, firmly, directly, boldly, unswervingly, unwaveringly, unfalteringly, unshrinkingly The management committee have faced the situation squarely.

squarely

adverb
With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
مباشَرَةً، بالضَّبْط
přímo
direkte
beint

squarely

[ˈskwɛəlɪ] ADV
1. (= directly) → directamente
responsibility for that failure rests squarely with the Presidentla responsabilidad de ese fracaso cae directamente sobre el presidente
to look sb squarely in the eyemirar a algn directamente a los ojos
squarely in the middlejusto en el centro, justo en el medio
the blow caught him squarely on the chinel golpe le dio en plena barbilla or de lleno en la barbilla
2. (= honestly, fairly) → justamente
to deal squarely with sbtratar justamente a algn
see also fairly

squarely

[ˈskwɛərli] adv
(= directly) → directement
This difficulty will have to be squarely faced → Il va falloir se confronter directement à cette difficulté.
BUT Il va falloir se confronter en plein à cette difficulté.
She aimed the gun squarely at his eyes
BUT Elle braqua son arme droit dans ses yeux.
to look at sth squarely [+ problem] → regarder qch en face
(= fully) → pleinement
The president put the blame squarely on his opponent → Le président a rendu son adversaire pleinement responsable.
The responsibility lies squarely with the management → La responsabilité revient pleinement à la direction.
(= honestly) → honnêtementsquare meal nvrai repas mSquare Mile n
the Square Mile (in London)la Citysquare root nracine f carrée

squarely

adv
(= directly)direkt, genau; (fig: = firmly) → fest; to hit somebody squarely in the stomachjdn voll in den Magen treffen; squarely in the middle of somethinggenau in der Mitte von etw; to place the blame for something squarely on somebodyjdm voll und ganz die Schuld an etw (dat)geben; to face somebody/something squarelyjdm/einer Sache tapfer entgegentreten; we must face this squarelywir müssen dieser Sache (dat)(fest) ins Auge sehen
(= honestly)ehrlich; (= fairly)gerecht, fair; to deal squarely with somebodyjdn gerecht or fair behandeln
squarely builtstämmig or breit gebaut

squarely

[ˈskwɛəlɪ] adv
a. (directly) → direttamente
to place sth squarely in the middle of the table → mettere qc proprio in mezzo al tavolo
to face sth squarely → affrontare qc con coraggio
b. (honestly, fairly) → onestamente
to deal squarely with sb → trattare qn onestamente

square

(skweə) noun
1. a four-sided two-dimensional figure with all sides equal in length and all angles right angles.
2. something in the shape of this.
3. an open place in a town, with the buildings round it.
4. the resulting number when a number is multiplied by itself. 3  3, or 32 = 9, so 9 is the square of 3.
adjective
1. having the shape of a square or right angle. I need a square piece of paper; He has a short, square body / a square chin.
2. (of business dealings, scores in games etc) level, even, fairly balanced etc. If I pay you an extra $5 shall we be (all) square?; Their scores are (all) square (= equal).
3. measuring a particular amount on all four sides. This piece of wood is two metres square.
4. old-fashioned. square ideas about clothes.
adverb
1. at right angles, or in a square shape. The carpet is not cut square with the corner.
2. firmly and directly. She hit him square on the point of the chin.
verb
1. to give a square shape to or make square.
2. to settle, pay etc (an account, debt etc). I must square my account with you.
3. to (cause to) fit or agree. His story doesn't square with the facts.
4. to multiply a number by itself. Two squared is four.
squared adjective
1. marked or ruled with squares. squared paper.
2. having been squared.
ˈsquarely adverb
directly and firmly. He stood squarely in front of me; She looked squarely at me.
square centimetre/metre etc (often abbreviated to cm2, *m2etc when written)
an area equal to a square in which each side is one centimetre, metre etc. If the door is 3 metres high and 1.5 metres wide, its area is 4.5 square metres.
square root
the number which, multiplied by itself, gives the number that is being considered. The square root of 16 is 4 ( 16 = 4).
fair and square
directly. He hit him fair and square on the nose.
go back to square one
to start all over again.
a square deal
a fair bargain; fair treatment.
References in classic literature ?
As he banged me down upon my feet his face was bent close to mine and I did the only thing a gentleman might do under the circumstances of brutality, boorishness, and lack of consideration for a stranger's rights; I swung my fist squarely to his jaw and he went down like a felled ox.
Arrived in Ecuador, squarely under the equatorial sun, where the humans were dying of yellow fever, smallpox, and the plague, I promptly drank again-- every drink of every sort that had a kick in it.
She smiled squarely into the face of a boy who was hurrying by with his hands buried in his overcoat, his blonde locks bobbing on his youthful temples, and a cheery smile of unconcern upon his lips.
They reached the edge of the desert and bumped squarely into the rocks.
All faces turned in the direction of the familiar voice; the two men between whom in the order of stature Greene had commonly stood in line turned and squarely confronted each other.
Looking squarely now into the eyes of his patient, the physician said: "Three years ago the body of your old enemy, Atwell Barton, was found in the woods near his house and yours.
He looked me squarely in the eyes, and twisted his mouth askew.
Also, as he gained the perpendicular and as Jerry flew at his legs, he launched a kick with all his might that caught and lifted Jerry squarely under the middle.
We must have been struck squarely amidships, for I saw nothing, the strange steamboat having passed beyond my line of vision.
It hit Jesse, who had entirely forgotten the boy and was pursuing the lamb, squarely in the head.
Phileas Fogg was seated squarely in his armchair, his feet close together like those of a grenadier on parade, his hands resting on his knees, his body straight, his head erect; he was steadily watching a complicated clock which indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the months, and the years.
One win- dow, glowing a deep murder red, shone squarely through the leaves.