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squatter Explained

squatter at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squatter at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] someone who lives in an empty building or on a piece of land without permission and without paying rent//

squatter at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "squatter":
arriviste, colonial, colonist, colonizer, emigrant, gate-crasher,
greenhorn, hirer, homesteader, immigrant, incumbent, intruder,
leaseholder, lessee, lodger, nester, new arrival, new boy,
newcomer, novus homo, occupant, occupier, parvenu, paying guest,
pioneer, planter, precursor, recruit, renter, resident, rookie,
roomer, settler, sooner, stowaway, sublessee, subtenant, tenant,
tenant at sufferance, tenant for life, tenderfoot, underlessee,

squatter at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Inhabitant): inhabitant, resident, dweller, addressee, occupier, occupant, householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, settler, squatter, colonist, islander, denizen, citizen, townsman, villager, compatriot.

squatter at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a person who is living in a building or on land without permission and without paying rent:
The squatters were evicted by bailiffs on Tuesday.

Squatter at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squatter \Squat"ter\, n.
1. 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.

In such a tract, squatters and trespassers were
tolerated to an extent now unknown. --Macaulay.

2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Squat snipe}, under {Squat}.

{Squatter sovereignty}, the right claimed by the squatters,
or actual residents, of a Territory of the United States
to make their own laws. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

squatter at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squat \Squat\, n.
1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or
close to the ground.

2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] --erbert.

3. (Mining)
(a) A small vein of ore.
(b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. --Halliwell.

{Squat snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe; -- called also
{squatter}. [Local, U.S.]

squatter at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth
while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect
themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: {crouch}, {scrunch},
{scrunch up}, {hunker}, {hunker down}]
2: be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The
building squatted low"
3: occupy (a dwelling) illegally
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

n 1: exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position;
strengthens the leg muscles [syn: {knee bend}, {squatting}]
2: a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack" [syn: {jack},
{diddly-squat}, {diddlysquat}, {diddly-shit}, {diddlyshit},
{diddly}, {diddley}, {shit}]
3: the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
[syn: {squatting}]
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

n 1: someone who settles lawfully on government land with the
intent to acquire title to it [syn: {homesteader}, {nester}]
2: someone who settles on land without right or title

adj 1: 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" [syn: {chunky},
{dumpy}, {low-set}, {squatty}, {stumpy}]
2: having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
[syn: {underslung}]
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

See {squat}

squatter at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: suffix » squat|er.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈskwɒtə/|lang=en
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈskwɑːtəɹ/|lang=en


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • One who squats, sits down idly.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Robert W. Chambers|Robert Chambers

    |title=The Younger Set
    |passage=“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera,{{...the chlorotic squatters on huge yachts, the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, … !”}}
    1. One who occupies a building or land without title or permission. Inter: defdate » From 1788.
    2. Inter: Australia » historical One who occupied Crown land. Inter: defdate » From 1828.
    3. 2004, James Jupp, The English in Australia, %22squatters%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=U8iEEyt2OV&sig=B6JhQa9ljrDJeM1LBOrDlh6ncjI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=p9NiUNnwA-2ziQeD3ICoCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squatter%22|%22squatters%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 62,
    4. : While settlement in New South Wales was initially confined, many moved outside the boundaries to become squatters, eventually consolidating their originally illegal hold on the land.
    5. Inter: Australia » historical A large-scale grazier and landowner.
    6. 1970, George Sampson, The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 3rd Edition, %22squatters%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=sLaS9XMuMR&sig=H846EWEnB2kKOerdiEa6meMqBMU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gPxiUKMW5o2IB43mgdAE&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squatter%22|%22squatters%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 754,
    7. : Category: w - :Thomas Alexander Browne|Boldrewood was a squatter, a magistrate and a commissioner of goldfields and knew thoroughly the life he described in Robbery Under Arms (1888), the story of the bushranger Captain Starlight—first serialised in The Sydney Mail in 1881—and in his numerous other novels, which included The Squatter′s Dream (1890).
    8. 1993, Category: w - :Manning Clark|Manning Clark, Michael Cathcart (abridging editor), Manning Clark′s History of Australia: Abridged by Michael Cathcart, %22squatters%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=UMEK0vWSK2&sig=rkT-LPD5ABIUkpTsktYFUBDZMkM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=p9NiUNnwA-2ziQeD3ICoCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squatter%22|%22squatters%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 218,
    9. : In Parliament, at least, the squatters were secure.
    10. : In the early 1840s a severe depression threatened livelihoods in all the colonies except South Australia and many squatters resorted to slaughtering their sheep and boiling them down for tallow.
    11. 2010, Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Peter Carey: A Literary Companion, %22squatters%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=rnR9qWTdxB&sig=jrI2d5F4NnpaSLkzmZJW8hWg3nc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=p9NiUNnwA-2ziQeD3ICoCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22squatter%22|%22squatters%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 233,
    12. : His dealings with squatter R. R. McBean and superintendents Hare and Nicolson amaze the 16-year-old, who has little experience with the wealthy privileged class.

      Usage notes

      In Australian historical usage, the distinction between the senses of occupier of Crown land and large scale landowner is often blurred; many of the original illegal landholders became rich and, as a group, politically powerful.

      Derived terms

      * cybersquatter, websquatter

      Related terms

      * squat

  • squattocracy

    See also

    * cocky Inter: qualifier » small scale farmer


    Inter: trans-top » one occupying a place without permission
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kraakster
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|squatter
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hausbesetzer|m, Inter: t- » de|Hausbesetzerin|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|καταληψίας|m|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|abusivo, Inter: t- » it|occupatore abusivo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|сквоттер|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|okupa|m|f, Inter: qualifier » Mexico Inter: t+ » es|paracaidista|m|f, Inter: qualifier » colloquial mexico Inter: t+ » es|paracaidista|m|f
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|toprak-konducu|m|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * quartets



    From Inter: etyl » en|fr to squat.


    Inter: fr-ver » b
  • to squat
    1. to be, to crash at a place
    2. : On va squatter chez toi ou chez moi ?
    3. to tie up


      Inter: fr-conj-er » squatt|avoir

      Derived terms

      * squattage

  • squattériser
  • squatteur


    * traquets

  • Translation: et » squatter
    Translation: el » squatter
    Translation: eu » squatter
    Translation: fr » squatter
    Translation: ko » squatter
    Translation: io » squatter
    Translation: hu » squatter
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    Translation: fi » squatter
    Translation: ta » squatter
    Translation: te » squatter
    Translation: tr » squatter
    Translation: vi » squatter