What does SQUAD mean?

Definitions for SQUADskwɒd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squad(noun)

    a smallest army unit

  2. team, squad(noun)

    a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

  3. police squad, squad(noun)

    a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime


  1. squad(Noun)

    A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.

  2. squad(Noun)

    A unit of tactical military personnel, or of police officers, usually of about ten members.

  3. squad(Noun)

    A team, usually of about ten members.

  4. squad(Noun)

    A group of potential players from whom a team and twelfth man are chosen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squad(noun)

    a small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes

  2. Squad(noun)

    hence, any small party

  3. Squad(noun)

    sloppy mud

  4. Origin: [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See Square.]


  1. Squad

    In military terminology, a squad is a small military unit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squad

    skwod, n. a small body of men assembled for drill, any small group or company of men.—n. Squad′ron, a body of cavalry, consisting of two troops, or 120 to 200 men: a body of soldiers drawn up in a square: any regularly ranked body, or a group: section of a fleet, commanded by a flag-officer.—p.adj. Squad′roned, formed into squadrons.—Awkward squad, a body of recruits not yet competent in drill, &c. [O. Fr. esquadre—It. squadra, and L. exquadrāre, to make square.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3719

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SQUAD' in Nouns Frequency: #1430


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SQUAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SQUAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Prince:

    This is a circular firing-squad argument.

  2. Jennifer Herber:

    Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites.

  3. Raul Munguia:

    The bomb squad is on scene and they are trying to determine the nature of the threat.

  4. Another Tea Party-backed Republican senator:

    This is not the time for a circular firing squad, We need to come together and move forward.

  5. Adam Keefe:

    I can lead my squad now as the coach just I did as captain... we will win. This is Belfast and we are GIANTS.

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