foursquare vs squarely what difference

what is difference between foursquare and squarely



From four +‎ square.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːskwɛː/


foursquare (comparative more foursquare, superlative most foursquare)

  1. Having four equal sides; square.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p, 41:
      From the foursquare royal tower on the city’s eastern edge to the Dominican monastery of the Blackfriars in the west, its skyline was a forest of spires and belltowers.
  2. (by extension) Solid, robust.
    • 1983, Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson’s modern encyclopedia of wine
      It is surprising to find white wine of apparently low acidity keeping well at all. Yet at ten years (a good age for it today) it has a haunting combination of foursquare breadth and depth with some delicate, intriguing, lemony zest.
    • 1999, Tom Stevenson, Christie’s world encyclopedia of champagne and sparkling wine
      Another initially foursquare wine that develops lovely fruit in the glass, with a toasty-biscuity finish beginning to build.
  3. (cryptography) Pertaining to a four-square cipher.
  4. Pertaining to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.



foursquare (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of four square
  2. (cryptography) a four-square cipher
  3. (architecture, US) A boxy style of domestic architecture with four rooms to a floor, one of which is usually a stair hall.



square +‎ -ly


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskwɛə(ɹ).li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskwɛɹ.li/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)li
  • Hyphenation: square‧ly


squarely (comparative more squarely, superlative most squarely)

  1. (geometry) In the shape of a square; at right angles.
  2. (also figuratively) Firmly and solidly.
  3. (figuratively) In a direct, straightforward and honest manner.


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