What does squash mean?

Definitions for squash
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squash, squash vine(noun)

    any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

  2. squash(noun)

    edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

  3. squash, squash racquets, squash rackets(verb)

    a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

  4. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"


  1. Squash(n.)

    A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called also squash rackets.


  1. squash(Noun)

    A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.

  2. squash(Noun)

    A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.

    When I'm thirsty I drink squash; it tastes much nicer than plain water.

  3. squash

    A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.

    It's a bit of a squash in this small room.

  4. squash

    Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.

  5. squash

    Something unripe or soft.

  6. squash

    A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

  7. squash(Verb)

    To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

  8. squash(Verb)

    To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.

  9. squash(Noun)

    A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

    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.

  10. squash(Noun)

    The edible fruit of this plant, or this fruit prepared as a dish.

    We ate squash and green beans.

  11. squash(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Squash(noun)

    an American animal allied to the weasel

  2. Squash(noun)

    a plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind

  3. Squash(verb)

    to beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush

  4. Squash(noun)

    something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease

  5. Squash(noun)

    hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt

  6. Squash(noun)

    a sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies

  7. Origin: [OE. squachen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent, Squat, v. i.]


  1. Squash

    Squash is a racquet sport played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. The game was formerly called squash racquets, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game. Squash is recognized by the IOC and supporters are lobbying for its incorporation in a future Olympic program. In 2003, Forbes rated squash as the number one healthiest sport to play.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squash

    skwosh, v.t. to press into pulp: to crush flat.—v.i. to form a soft mass as from a fall: to make a noise similar to such.—n. a sudden fall or shock of soft bodies: anything soft and easily crushed, anything soft or unripe, as a peascod.—ns. Squash′er; Squash′iness, state of being squashy.—adj. Squash′y, like a squash: muddy. [O. Fr. esquacher (Fr. écacher), to crush—L. ex, out, coactāre, to restrain—cogĕre, coactum, to drive together.]

  2. Squash

    skwosh, n. a term loosely used, esp. in the United States, for two or three kinds of gourd, including the pumpkin. [Amer. Ind. asquash (pl. of asq), green.]

Editors Contribution

  1. squash

    A type of sport played on a court with a racket and type of rubber ball with defined rules for players to follow.

    Squash is a sport enjoyed by many as a hobby, form of exercise or competitive sport.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 20, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squash in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of squash in a Sentence

  1. Frank Navarro:

    This feels like we’re trying to squash free speech, everything I talk about is factually based. They can go and check it out.

  2. Chris Christie:

    John McCain was far more irascible and tactless in his campaign style than Christie has been and he was not known as a bully, maybe it's just because of Chris Christie's size -- he looks like a guy who could just squash you!

  3. Mary Ann Mendoza -RRB-:

    They don’t even want to look us in the face, they avoid us at all costs, it would squash their agenda and what they are trying to achieve; they want to act like it doesn’t even exist and that’s why so many of us keep fighting.

  4. Daniel Sandweiss:

    Humans have such a large and sometimes unexpected influence on economies and ecosystems, the squash we have today are remaining representatives of this genus of plant which otherwise would have been in trouble for survival because of the changing landscape.

  5. Marie-France Kern:

    Pumpkins first originated in Central America and Mexico. Winter squash are native to northern Argentina, near the Andes. Over many years these gourds have become a favorite of home gardeners due to their hardiness, productivity, and versatility in the kitchen.

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