What does squash mean?

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skwɒʃ, skwɔʃsquash

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squash, squash vinenoun

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

  2. squashnoun

    edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

  3. squash, squash racquets, squash racketsverb

    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, squeezeverb

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

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

GCIDE

  1. Squashnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. squashnoun

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

  2. squashnoun

    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. squashverb

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

  8. squashverb

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

  9. squashnoun

    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. squashnoun

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

    We ate squash and green beans.

  11. squashnoun

    Muskrat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squashnoun

    an American animal allied to the weasel

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Squashnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Squashverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Squashnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Squashnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Squashnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. squashverb

    To end, Squash that beef.

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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. Rory Trahair:

    We've launched yachts in the last few years that have multiple pools, helipads, a squash court. There are few things now a yacht can't have, whereas a jacuzzi was a luxury in the early 2000s, now if you've got just one, it's rather frowned upon. You need to have a few and you need to have an infinity plunge pool that doubles as a helipad.

  3. 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.

  4. El Welily:

    With the prize money of the women's being so high, even higher than the men's world champs this year, it is great for our sport to actually have the women appreciated, as a player, I feel very lucky to be part of such a strong era in squash history.

  5. Maryam Peter from Pambla village:

    They provide raw rice to cook, the rice that they stole from the shops. They provide a kettle and ... scarves to cover up the women, people are going hungry. They are only feeding on corn and squash. No meat, nothing like that. The insurgents are not providing anything else.

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