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Square vs Ground - What's the difference?

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In cricket|lang=en terms the difference between square and ground

is that square is (cricket) in line with the batsman's popping crease while ground is (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out.

In lang=en terms the difference between square and ground

is that square is to draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a with the same area as while ground is to run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.

As nouns the difference between square and ground

is that square is (geometry) a polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees while ground is (senseid)(uncountable) the surface of the earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.

As adjectives the difference between square and ground

is that square is shaped like a (the polygon) while ground is crushed, or reduced to small particles.

As verbs the difference between square and ground

is that square is to adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else while ground is to connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground or ground can be (grind).




(en noun)
  • (geometry) A polygon with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90 degrees; a regular quadrilateral whose angles are all 90 degrees.
  • * (rfdate)
  • I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field.
  • An L- or T-shaped tool used to place objects or draw lines at right angles.
  • There are so many uses for the square , in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications. - The Carpenter's Square
  • An open space in a town, not necessarily square in shape, often containing trees, seating and other features pleasing to the eye.
  • * Addison
  • The statue of Alexander VII. stands in the large square of the town.
  • * (rfdate)
  • You're not in Wisconsin, Dave. The big story isn't about a cow wandering into the town square .
  • A cell in a grid.
  • You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.
  • (mathematics) The second power of a number, value, term or expression.
  • 64 is the square of 8.
  • (military) A body of troops drawn up in a square formation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the brave squares of war
  • * 1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 144:
  • After disastrous attempts to break the Russian squares , during which, Longworth recounts, ‘the best and the bravest of the warriors fell victim to their own rashness’, the Circassians likewise changed their tactics.
  • (slang) A socially conventional person; typically associated with the 1950s
  • *
  • Why do you always wear a tie? Don't be such a square !
  • (British) The symbol # on a telephone; hash.
  • Enter your account number followed by a square .
  • (cricket) The central area of a cricket field, with one ore 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.
  • (real estate jargon) A unit of measurement of area, equal to a 10 foot by 10 foot square, ie. 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 ... — (Macquarie Bank) (Australia), press release Macquarie releases Real Estate Market Outlook 2006 - "The World Squared" , 21 June 2006 [http://www.macquarie.com.au/au/about_macquarie/media_centre/20060621.htm]
    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 [http://www.yourestate.com.au/property_12753.php]
  • (roofing) A unit used in measuring roof area equivalent to 100 square feet (9.29 m2) of roof area.
  • (North America) A dessert cut into rectangular pieces, or a piece of such a dessert.
  • (academia) A mortarboard
  • (colloquial, US) A square meal.
  • ''Even when times were tough, we got three squares a day.
  • A pane of glass.
  • (printing) A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers.
  • (archaic) Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule.
  • * Hooker
  • They of Galatia [were] much more out of square .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have not kept my square .
  • The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level.
  • * Dryden
  • We live not on the square with such as these.
  • (astrology) The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate.
  • (dated) The act of squaring, or quarrelling; a quarrel.
  • The front of a woman's dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (lb) .
  • Synonyms

    * (polygon) (rare) tetragon * (L-shaped tool) steel square, framing square, carpenter's square * (open space) piazza, plaza * (socially conventional person) see * hash, sharp, (US) pound sign

    Derived terms

    * carpenter's square * chi-square * combination square * difference of two squares * four square * framing square * goal square * kid on the square * Latin square * machinist square * magic square * market square * mean square * miter square * on the square * optical square * over square * perfect square * public square * Punnett square * set square * square bashing * squareless * square one * square-pushing * square tab shingle * steel square * T-square * three-square * town square * try square * under square * word square


  • Shaped like a (the polygon).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century,
  • Forming a right angle, especially (nautical) 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
  • Used in the names of units of area formed by multiplying a unit of length by itself.
  • Honest; straightforward.
  • square dealing
  • Fair.
  • to make or leave the accounts square
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  • (senseid)(slang) Socially conventional; boring.
  • (cricket) In line with the batsman's popping crease.
  • Correctly aligned with respect to something else.
  • hearty; vigorous
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • By Heaven, square eaters. More meat, I say.
  • Having a shape broad for the height, with angular rather than curving outlines.
  • a man of a square frame


    * above board, on the level, on the square, on the up and up, straight * (socially conventional) bourgeois

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the adjective "square") * all square * be there or be square * fair and square * square bracket * square centimetre, square centimeter * square circle * square dancing * square deal * square drive * square flipper/squareflipper * square foot * squarehead * square inch * square leg * square knot * square matrix * square meal * square metre, square meter * square mile * square number * square pyramid * square rod * square root * square sail * square shooter * square-shouldered * square-toed * square wave * square yard * squarely * squareness * T-squared


  • To adjust so as to align with or place at a right angle to something else.
  • The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared .
  • To resolve.
  • John can square this question up for us.
    These results just don't square .
  • 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
  • * Milton
  • Square my trial / To my proportioned strength.
  • (mathematics) Of a value, term or expression, to multiply by itself; to raise to the second power.
  • To draw, with a pair of compasses and a straightedge only, a with the same area as.
  • square the circle
  • (soccer) To make a short low pass sideways across the pitch
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 10 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=First, former Toffee Mikel Arteta sent Walcott racing clear but instead of shooting he squared towards Ramsey, who was foiled by Tony Hibbert.}}
  • (archaic) To take opposing sides; to quarrel.
  • To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to suit; to fit.
  • * Cowper
  • No works shall find acceptance that square not truly with the Scripture plan.
  • (obsolete) To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Are you such fools / To square for this?
  • To take a boxing attitude; often with up'' or ''off .
  • (Dickens)
  • To form with four sides and four right angles.
  • (Spenser)
  • To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces.
  • to square mason's work
  • To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (astrology) To hold a quartile position respecting.
  • * Creech
  • the icy Goat and Crab that square the Scales
  • (nautical) To place at right angles with the keel.
  • to square the yards

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from the verb "square") * square away * square off * square up * square with * square the circle


    * (to multiply by itself)

    See also

    * (wikipedia "square") * cubic * quadrilateral * rectangle * rhombus 1000 English basic words ----



    (wikipedia ground)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) grund , from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (contraction used in electronics)


  • (senseid)(uncountable) The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
  • * , chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground , Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts.}}
  • (uncountable) Terrain.
  • (uncountable) Soil, earth.
  • (countable) The bottom of a body of water.
  • Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  • Background, context, framework, surroundings.
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  • The plain surface upon which the figures of an artistic composition are set.
  • crimson flowers on a white ground
  • In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
  • In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
  • Brussels ground
  • In etching, a gummy substance spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
  • (architecture, mostly, in the plural) One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which mouldings etc. are attached.
  • Grounds are usually put up first and the plastering floated flush with them.
  • (countable) A soccer stadium.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  • (countable, cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; the part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground ).
  • (music) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
  • (music) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
  • * 1592 , (William Shakespeare), '', act III, scene vii, in: ''The Works of Shake?pear V (1726), page 149:
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  • 91;]   The Mayor is here at hand; pretend ?ome fear, // Be not you ?poke with, but by mighty ?uit; // And look you get a prayer-book in your hand, // And ?tand between two churchmen, good my lord, // For on that ground I’ll build a holy de?cant: // And be not ea?ily won to our reque?ts: // Play the maid’s part, ?till an?wer nay, and take it.
  • The pit of a theatre.
  • (Ben Jonson)
    * (electricity) earth (British)
    Derived terms
    * aboveground / above ground * air-to-ground * aground * break ground * breeding ground * burial ground * common ground * cricket ground * cumber ground / cumber-ground / cumberground * dead ground * ear to the ground * facts on the ground * fairground * figure and ground * from the ground up * gain ground * get off the ground * give ground * gill-over-the-ground * go to ground * ground bait * ground ball * ground bass * ground beetle * ground berry * ground-breaker * ground-breaking * ground cable * ground cedar * ground cherry * ground cloth * ground clutter * ground control * ground cover * ground effect * ground fault * ground fir * ground fire * ground fish * ground floor * ground forces * ground game * ground glass * ground hemlock * ground hog / ground-hog / groundhog * ground itch * ground ivy * ground lamella * ground laurel * ground level * ground loop * groundly * ground meristem * ground noise * ground offensive * ground out * ground pangolin * ground pine * ground plan * ground plane * ground plate * ground plum * ground pounder * ground proximity warning system * ground rattlesnake * ground rent * ground robin * ground roller * ground rule / ground-rule * ground-shaker * ground shark * ground sloth * groundsman * ground snake * ground speed * ground spider * ground squirrel * ground state * ground stroke * ground substance * ground swell * ground tackle * ground tissue * ground-to-air * ground truth * ground water * ground wave * ground wire * ground zero * groundwork * high ground / moral high ground * hit the ground running * home ground * kiss the ground someone walks on * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * lose ground * middle ground * neutral ground * off the ground * on the ground * parade ground * picnic ground * pleasure ground * proving ground * run into the ground * school ground * solid ground / on solid ground * stamping ground * stand one's ground * stomping ground * teeing ground * testing ground * thick on the ground * thin on the ground * underground * vantage ground * (ground)
    See also
    * floor * terra firma


    (en verb)
  • To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  • To punish, especially a child or teenager, by forcing him/her to stay at home and/or give up certain privileges.
  • If you don't clean your room, I'll be forced to ground you.
    Carla, you are grounded until further notice for lying to us about where you were yesterday.
    My kids are currently grounded from television.
  • To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
  • Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded .
  • To give a basic education in a particular subject; to instruct in elements or first principles.
  • Jim was grounded in maths.
  • (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
  • Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
  • (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
  • To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.
  • The ship grounded on the bar.
  • To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
  • * Bible, Ephesians iii. 17
  • being rooted and grounded in love
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • So far from warranting any inference to the existence of a God, would, on the contrary, ground even an argument to his negation.
  • (fine arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching, or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
  • Etymology 2

    * See also milled.


  • (grind)
  • I ground the coffee up nicely.


  • Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
  • ground mustard seed
  • Processed by grinding.
  • lenses of ground glass
    * milled

    Derived terms

    * ground beef * ground pepper * stone-ground