Definitions

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

  • adj. Somewhat or almost square.

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  • adj. approximately square
  • adj. oblong

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nearly square.

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

  • adj. somewhat square in appearance or form

Etymologies

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square +‎ -ish

Examples

  • She looked at him as he slept, his squarish face with its heavy brows and deep-set eyes always made her think of the bust of a Roman senator she had seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was dressed in his usual denim shirt and khaki shorts.

    The Painter's Wife, a short story

  • The premolars and molars are squarish, flattened and nodular, and used for crushing, grinding and pulping noncoarse foods.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • Small heaps lay on the heads of the two figures, on the strange squarish hats both wore like the caps hotel porters wear in old black-and-white movies of the 1930s.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: The Otterness Blizzard

  • I didn't want to disappoint them, so I oohed and aahed, but to be frank, the skyline, as seen from the hills, isn't much of an advertisement for the city, in which the majority of buildings are old, squarish low-rises.

    Boing Boing

  • Bill Gurstelle (pointing to squarish object on desk): What's that?

    Boing Boing

  • The next time Gil raised the shovel, a squarish piece of what appeared to be melted plastic sat in the bowl of the shovel.

    Fatal Error

  • These spiders were large, dull-black, and squarish, like badly drawn black widow spiders.

    mjh's blog — 2009 — March

  • At 25mm long and 10mm wide it was a big beetle with formidable mandibles like spiky daggers, serving a purpose driven by that squarish, thick-set head with eyes far apart and knobbly antennae.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • It was a squarish, two-story Craftsman, olive green with brown trim.

    Shortcut Man

  • These three squarish tin cans, just like the Mars rovers, are stand-ins for the quiet, uncomplaining, unsung ones that preserve and propagate supremely "humane" values: the guild members who built the great monuments; the technicians and engineers who were the force behind the space probes and missions.

    MIND MELD: What Are The Coolest Robots in Science Fiction?

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