from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dance in which sets of four couples form squares.
  • n. Any of various similar group dances of rural origin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Square dancing.
  • n. A particular instance of square dancing.
  • v. To take part in square dancing; to dance this type of dancing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. American country dancing in which couples form squares
  • v. dance in formation


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  • Of course the good folk of Tesseract World insisted on feting them all with a great party, and they insisted on learning how this marvelous magic square dance was performed.

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  • The others sat watching without moving, and the women smiled at Val, who sat there gazing enraptured, and finally she got up and joined them too, and called Tad, and the men joined on and they snaked around the room and into the kitchen and back, then formed a circle and made up a dance that had pieces of the hora, of old square dance motions, and much sheer invention.

    The Women’s Room

  • "A square dance requires four couples," Karia said.

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