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Meaning of word squat from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

squat   noun

Meaning : Exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent. Strengthens the leg muscles.

Synonyms : knee bend, squatting

Meaning : A small worthless amount.

Example : You don't know jack.

Synonyms : diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, shit

Meaning : The act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels.

Synonyms : squatting

squat   verb

Meaning : Sit on one's heels.

Example : In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting.
The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm.

Synonyms : crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up

Meaning : Be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide.

Example : The building squatted low.

Meaning : Occupy (a dwelling) illegally.

squat   adjective

Meaning : Short and thick. As e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy

Meaning : Having a low center of gravity. Built low to the ground.

Synonyms : underslung