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Meaning of SQUAT

Pronunciation:  skwât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
  2. [n]  exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position; strengthens the leg muscles
  3. [n]  a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
  4. [adj]  having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
  5. [adj]  short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure"
  6. [v]  sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
  7. [v]  occupy (a dwelling) illegally
  8. [v]  be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"

SQUAT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chunky, crouch, diddley, diddly, diddlyshit, diddly-shit, diddlysquat, diddly-squat, dumpy, hunker down, jack, low, low-set, scrunch, scrunch up, shit, short, squatting, squatty, stumpy, underslung
 See Also: be, leg exercise, lodge in, motility, motion, move, movement, occupy, reside, sit, sit down, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squat\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The angel fish ({Squatina angelus}).
  2. \Squat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squatted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Squatting}.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir
    (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex +
    coactus, p. p. cogere to drive or urge together. See
    {Cogent}, {Squash}, v. t.]
    1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages
       squatted near the fire.
    2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie
       close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
    3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle
       on common or public lands.
  3. \Squat\, v. t.
    To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]
  4. \Squat\, a.
    1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground;
       cowering; crouching.
             Him there they found, Squat like a toad, close at
             the ear of Eve.                       --Milton.
    2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.
       ``The round, squat turret.'' --R. Browning.
             The head [of the squill insect] is broad and squat.
  5. \Squat\, n.
    1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or
       close to the ground.
    2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] --erbert.
    3. (Mining)
       (a) A small vein of ore.
       (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. --Halliwell.
    {Squat snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe; -- called also
       {squatter}. [Local, U.S.]