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Meaning of SQUASH

Pronunciation:  skwâsh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
  2. [n]  edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
  3. [n]  any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
  4. [v]  to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

SQUASH is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: crush, mash, squash rackets, squash racquets, squash vine, squeeze, squelch
 See Also: autumn pumpkin, court game, Cucurbita, Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, exchange, genus Cucurbita, press, pumpkin, pumpkin vine, rally, squash, squash, squash vine, stamp, steamroller, summer squash, summer squash, summer squash vine, telescope, tread, vegetable, veggie, vine, winter squash, winter squash, winter squash plant, wring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squash\, n.
    A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft
    rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.
  2. \Squash\, n. [Cf. {Musquash}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.
  3. \Squash\, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw,
    green, immaturate, applied to fruit and vegetables which were
    used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine
    apple.] (Bot.)
    A plant and its fruit of the genus {Cucurbita}, or gourd
    Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is
          called {Cucurbita verrucosa}, the Barbary or China
          squash, {C. moschata}, and the great winter squash, {C.
          maxima}, but the distinctions are not clear.
    {Squash beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small American beetle
       ({Diabrotica, or Galeruca vittata}) which is often
       abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash,
       cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The
       name is applied also to other allied species.
    {Squash bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large black American hemipterous
       insect ({Coreus, or Anasa, tristis}) injurious to squash
  4. \Squash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squashed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Squashing}.] [OE. squashen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to
    squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL.
    excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere,
    coactum, to compel. Cf. {Cogent}, {Squat}, v. i.]
    To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
  5. \Squash\, n.
    1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe
       pod of pease.
             Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a
             boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak.
    2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
       ``This squash, this gentleman.'' --Shak.
    3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft
       bodies. --Arbuthnot.
             My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift.