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Definitions for squatter
ˈskwɒt ərsquat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squatter, homesteader, nesternoun

    someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it

  2. squatternoun

    someone who settles on land without right or title


  1. squatternoun

    One who occupies a building or land without title or permission.


  1. Squatter

    Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. The United Nations estimated in 2003 that there were one billion slum residents and squatters globally. Squatting occurs worldwide and tends to occur when people who are poor and homeless find empty buildings or land to occupy for housing. It has a long history, broken down by country below. In developing countries and least developed countries, shanty towns often begin as squatted settlements. In African cities such as Lagos much of the population lives in slums. There are pavement dwellers in India and in Hong Kong as well as rooftop slums. Informal settlements in Latin America are known by names such as villa miseria (Argentina), pueblos jóvenes (Peru) and asentamientos irregulares (Guatemala, Uruguay). In Brazil, there are favelas in the major cities and land-based movements. In industrialized countries, there are often residential squats and also political squatting movements, which can be anarchist, autonomist or socialist in nature, for example in the self-managed social centres of Italy or squats in the United States. Oppositional movements from the 1960s and 1970s created freespaces in Denmark or squatting village in the Netherlands, and in England and Wales, there were estimated to be 50,000 squatters in the late 1970s. Each local situation determines the context: in Athens, Greece, there are refugee squats; Germany has social centres; in Spain there are many squats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squatternoun

    one who squats; specifically, one who settles unlawfully upon land without a title. In the United States and Australia the term is sometimes applied also to a person who settles lawfully upon government land under permission and restrictions, before acquiring title

  2. Squatternoun

    see Squat snipe, under Squat


  1. Squatter

    Squatter is a board game that was launched at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1962, invented by Robert C. Lloyd. With more than 500,000 games sold in Australia alone, it became the most successful board game ever developed in Australia. It is a Monopoly-type game in which players each own a sheep station and compete, by judicious trading, to be the first to acquire sufficient irrigated pasture to increase their stock to 6,000 head of sheep, all the while coping with drought, disease, taxes, impotent stud rams, and luck. In 1999, a version became available on PC CD-ROM.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squatter

    skwot′ėr, v.i. to plunge through water.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. squatter

    The flutter of sea-birds along the water. Also, one who settles, without a title. The hybrid but expressive Americanism absquatulate, means to clear off; the reverse of to squat.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Squatter

    Literally one who squats down on land to which he has no legal title.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of squatter in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    His original P.R. plan fizzled, so now he’s going back with a new one in order to save face, disney’s next move will be the announcement that no more money will be invested in Florida because of the Governor - In fact, they could even announce a slow withdrawal or sale of certain properties, or the whole thing. Watch! That would be a killer. In the meantime, this is all so unnecessary, a political STUNT! Ron should work on the squatter MESS!

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  • Hausbesetzerin, HausbesetzerGerman
  • καταληψίαςGreek
  • paracaidista, okupaSpanish
  • squatterFrench
  • बिना अधिकार के सार्वजनिक भूमि पर अधिकार करनेवालाHindi
  • abusivo, occupatore abusivoItalian
  • kraaksterDutch
  • сквоттерRussian
  • ockupant, husockupantSwedish
  • toprak-konducuTurkish

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. elan
    • B. snap
    • C. vigorish
    • D. recital

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