Definitions for squatskwɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

squatskwɒt(v.)squat•ted, squat•ting

  1. (v.i.)to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body.

  2. to crouch, as an animal.

  3. to occupy property or settle land as a squatter.

    Category: Law

  4. (v.t.)to cause to squat.

  5. to occupy or settle as a squatter.

    Category: Law

  6. (adj.)disproportionately short and thickset.

  7. assuming a squatting position; crouching.

  8. (n.)the act of squatting.

  9. a squatting position or posture.

  10. a place occupied by squatters.

    Category: Law

Origin of squat:

1250–1300; (v.) ME squatten < OF esquater, esquatir=es-ex -1+quatir < VL *coāctīre to compress, der. of L coāctus, ptp. of cōgere to compress; see cogent

squat′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knee bend, squat, squatting(noun)

    exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles

  2. jack, doodly-squat, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, squat, shit(noun)

    a small worthless amount

    "you don't know jack"

  3. squat, squatting(adj)

    the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels

  4. chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy(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"

  5. squat, underslung(verb)

    having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground

  6. squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down(verb)

    sit on one's heels

    "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

  7. squat(verb)

    be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide

    "The building squatted low"

  8. squat(verb)

    occupy (a dwelling) illegally

Wiktionary

  1. squat(Noun)

    A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.

  2. squat(Noun)

    : A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, especially with a barbell resting across the shoulders.

  3. squat(Noun)

    A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting (Wikipedia entry).

  4. squat(Noun)

    A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.

  5. squat(Noun)

    Something of no value; nothing.

    I know squat about nuclear physics.

  6. squat(Noun)

    A small vein of ore.

  7. squat(Noun)

    A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.

  8. squat(Verb)

    To bend deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.

  9. squat(Verb)

    To exercise by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, while bearing weight across the shoulders or upper back.

  10. squat(Verb)

    To occupy or reside in a place without the permission of the owner.

  11. squat(Adjective)

    Relatively short or low and thick or broad

  12. Origin: From squatten, from esquatir, from coactus, perfect passive participle of cogo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squat(noun)

    the angel fish (Squatina angelus)

  2. Squat(verb)

    to sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire

  3. Squat(verb)

    to sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit

  4. Squat(verb)

    to settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands

  5. Squat(verb)

    to bruise or make flat by a fall

  6. Squat(adj)

    sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching

  7. Squat(adj)

    short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting

  8. Squat(noun)

    the posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground

  9. Squat(noun)

    a sudden or crushing fall

  10. Squat(noun)

    a small vein of ore

  11. Squat(noun)

    a mineral consisting of tin ore and spar

Freebase

  1. Squat

    In strength training, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quads, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developing core strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with the proper form. Squats are one of the three lifts in the strength sport of powerlifting.


Translations for squat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

squat(adjective)

short and fat; dumpy

a squat little man; an ugly, squat building.

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