Definitions for: Squat


[n] the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
[n] exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position; strengthens the leg muscles
[n] a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
[adj] having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
[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"
[v] sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
[v] occupy (a dwelling) illegally
[v] be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"



Webster (1913) Definition: Squat, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The angel fish (Squatina angelus).


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.


Squat, v. t.
To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]


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.
--Grew.


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.
Woodward.

Squat snipe (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe; -- called also
squatter. [Local, U.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

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