What does squat mean?

Definitions for squat
skwɒtsquat

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word squat.

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. squat(Noun)

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

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

  4. squat(Noun)

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

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

  5. squat(Noun)

    Something of no value; nothing.

    I know squat about nuclear physics.

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

  6. squat(Noun)

    A small vein of ore.

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

  7. squat(Noun)

    A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.

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

  8. squat(Verb)

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

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

  9. squat(Verb)

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

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

  10. squat(Verb)

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

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

  11. squat(Adjective)

    Relatively short or low and thick or broad

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squat(noun)

    the angel fish (Squatina angelus)

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  2. Squat(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  3. Squat(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  4. Squat(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  5. Squat(verb)

    to bruise or make flat by a fall

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  6. Squat(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  7. Squat(adj)

    short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  8. Squat(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  9. Squat(noun)

    a sudden or crushing fall

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  10. Squat(noun)

    a small vein of ore

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

  11. Squat(noun)

    a mineral consisting of tin ore and spar

    Etymology: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squat

    skwot, v.i. to sit down upon the hams or heels: to cower, as an animal: to settle on new land without title:—pr.p. squat′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. squat′ted.adj. short and thick, dumpy, clumsy.—ns. Squatoc′racy, the squatters of Australia collectively; Squat′ter, a settler on new land without title: one who leases pasture-land from the government; Squat′tiness.—v.i. Squat′tle (Scot.), to squat down.—adj. Squat′ty, very short and thick. [O. Fr. esquatir, to crush—L. ex-, coactus, pa.p. of cogĕre, to drive together.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of squat in a Sentence

  1. Vappala Balachandran:

    First baton charge, then tear gas and when everything fails, firing. The constables have to squat on the ground placing one knee on the floor, take aim on the legs to incapacitate the rioters and fire.

  2. Deepak Chopra:

    Skeptics squat by the road like guardians of truth, letting no one pass who doesn't come up to scratch. They never realize that they can see only what their paradigm tells them to look for. If you judge a person only by how well he plays pool, Mozart won't pass scrutiny, but the fault is in your lens.

  3. Simon Cheng:

    I was hung (handcuffed and shackled) on a steep X-Cross doing a spread-eagled pose for hours after hours, sometimes, they ordered me to do the 'stress tests', which includes extreme strength exercise such as 'squat' and 'chair pose' for countless hours. They beat me every time I failed to do so using something like sharpened batons.

  4. Kolleen Losch:

    We have to be able to do a squat that's safe and effective for when you're sitting in a chair, getting into a car, getting off the couch, those are all functional movements.

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Translations for squat

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  • dřep, dřepnoutCzech
  • besætteDanish
  • Kniebeuge, besetzen, Hocke, besetztes Haus, hockenGerman
  • [[κάνω]] [[κατάληψη]], κάθομαι σταυροπόδιGreek
  • cuclilla, sentadilla, acurrucarse, ocupar, rechoncho, cuclillas, okupa, agacharse, acuclillarse, okuparSpanish
  • kyykkivä, jalkakyykky, kyykkykäymälä, [[kyykyssä]] [[oleva]], höykäsen pöläystä, rikkaa ristiin, paksu, kyykistyä, kyykky, [[vallattu]] [[rakennus]], kyyristyä, vallataFinnish
  • s'accroupir, squat, trapu, squatterFrench
  • guggolHungarian
  • edificio occupato, casa occupata, occupareItalian
  • しゃがむ, 蹲るJapanese
  • noho hītengitengi, noho tītengi, noho tīneinei, hītekiMāori
  • gedrongen, kraakpand, hurken, krakenDutch
  • skłot, ubikacja kucana, kucać, kucki, przysiad, ubikacja narciarska, squat, kucnąćPolish
  • cócoras, agachamento, ocupação, agachar-sePortuguese
  • садиться на корточки, сесть на корточки, коренастый, приземистый, приседать, ничего, присестьRussian
  • huk, knäböj, låg, ockupera, ockuperad, sitta på hukSwedish
  • بیٹھنےUrdu
  • Chinese

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