Definition of Squatting

1. Noun. Exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles.

Exact synonyms: Knee Bend, Squat
Generic synonyms: Leg Exercise
Derivative terms: Squat

2. Noun. The act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels.
Exact synonyms: Squat
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Squat, Squat

Definition of Squatting

1. Noun. The act or general practice of occupying a building or land illegally. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of squat) ¹

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Definition of Squatting

1. squat [v] - See also: squat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squatting

squatting (current term)
squaw corn
squaw huckleberry
squaw man
squaw root

Literary usage of Squatting

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1. The Government of Victoria (Australia) by Edward Jenks (1891)
"We turn now to consider the second division of the land question—the subject of squatting. On the 13th September 1843 Port Phillip District was subdivided ..."

2. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"squatting. New South Wales squatting Act passed, March 22, 1827. A large squatting demonstration held in Melbourne. The lessees of the Crown lands came into ..."

3. Victoria: Late Australia Felix, Or Port Phillip District of New South Wales by William Westgarth (1853)
"THE squatting SYSTEM. squatting System in Australia—Origin in New South Wales and Victoria—Status of the Squatter—Progress of pastoral Occupation ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The term for squatting or crouching is connected with the clucking of a hen in languages widely separated from each other. ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The name is probably taken from the crouching attitude of a person at stool, and ultimately from the clucking of a brooding hen. The term for squatting or ..."

6. Cooksland in North-eastern Australia: The Future Cottonfield of Great by John Dunmore Lang (1847)
"THE squatting SYSTEM ITS EFFECTS AND PROSPECTS IX ... description and development of its superior capabilities and prospects as a squatting district, or, ..."

7. New Zealand: Or; Zealandia, the Britain of the South by Charles Hursthouse (1857)
"squatting sheep-farming " — a pursuit of which the motto might well be " great cry and little wool " — was * The diference in the result, arises mainly from ..."

8. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"squatting therefore commenced very early in San Francisco and continued rife until titles became substantially settled by the decisions of the courts in ..."

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