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Adjective, Noun


Noun squab has 3 senses

Adjective squab has 1 sense


squaba. [Cf. dial. Sw. sqvabb a soft and fat body, sqvabba a fat woman, Icel. kvap jelly, jellylike things, and E. quab.].
  •  Fat; thick; plump; bulky.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor the squab daughter nor the wife were nice."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon.  King.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A nestling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A person of a short, fat figure.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gorgonious sits abdominous and wan,
    Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.  [1913 Webster]
    "Punching the squab of chairs and sofas."  [1913 Webster]
    "On her large squab you find her spread."  [1913 Webster]
squabadv. [Cf. dial. Sw. sqvapp, a word imitative of a splash, and E. squab fat, unfledged.].
     With a heavy fall; plump.  [1913 Webster]
    "The eagle took the tortoise up into the air, and dropped him down, squab, upon a rock."  [1913 Webster]
squabv. i. 
     To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.  [1913 Webster]


squab, n. & adj.
1 a short fat person.
2 a young esp. unfledged pigeon or other bird.
3 a a stuffed cushion. b Brit. the padded back or side of a car-seat.
4 a sofa or ottoman.
--adj. short and fat, squat.

squab-chick an unfledged bird. squab pie
1 pigeon pie.
2 a pie of mutton, pork, onions, and apples.
17th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. obs. quab shapeless thing, Sw. dial. sqvabba fat woman



Cornish hen, avifauna, baby bird, bear, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, broiler, cage bird, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chick, chicken, crowd, crush, cygnet, dindon, diving bird, dove, duck, duckling, dumpy, eagle, eaglet, faisan, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fryer, fulmar, game bird, goose, grouse, guinea hen, insect-eating bird, jam, migrant, migratory bird, nestling, oie, oscine bird, owl, partridge, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, push, quail, ratite, roaster, sea bird, seed-eating bird, shore bird, slop, songbird, squash, squeeze, squish, stewing chicken, storm petrel, stormy petrel, stubby, stumpy, swan, thick, thickset, turkey, volaille, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, wild duck, wildfowl




N size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness, expanse, amplitude, mass, proportions, capacity, tonnage, tunnage, cordage, caliber, scantling, turgidity, corpulence, obesity, plumpness, embonpoint, corporation, flesh and blood, lustihood, hugeness, enormity, immensity, monstrosity, giant, Brobdingnagian, Antaeus, Goliath, Gog and Magog, Gargantua, monster, mammoth, Cyclops, cachalot, whale, porpoise, behemoth, leviathan, elephant, hippopotamus, colossus, tun, cord, lump, bulk, block, loaf, mass, swad, clod, nugget, bushel, thumper, whooper, spanker, strapper, Triton among the minnows, mountain, mound, heap, largest portion, full size, life size, large, big, great, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, fine, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, squab, full, lusty, strapping, bouncing, portly, burly, well-fed, full-grown, corn fed, gram fed, stalwart, brawny, fleshy, goodly, in good case, in good condition, in condition, chopping, jolly, chub faced, chubby faced, lubberly, hulky, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, spanking, whacking, whopping, walloping, thumping, thundering, hulking, overgrown, puffy, huge, immense, enormous, mighty, vast, vasty, amplitudinous, stupendous, monster, monstrous, humongous, monumental, elephantine, jumbo, mammoth, gigantic, gigantean, giant, giant like, titanic, prodigious, colossal, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, Herculean, Gargantuan, infinite, large as life, plump as a dumpling, plump as a partridge, fat as a pig, fat as a quail, fat as butter, fat as brawn, fat as bacon, immeasurable, unfathomable, unplumbed, inconceivable, unimaginable, unheard-of, of cosmic proportions, of epic proportions, the mother of all, teh granddaddy of all.


N shortness, brevity, littleness, a span, shortening, abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtation, reduction, epitome, elision, ellipsis, conciseness, abridger, epitomist, epitomizer, short, brief, curt, compendious, compact, stubby, scrimp, shorn, stubbed, stumpy, thickset, pug, chunky, decurtate, retrousse, stocky, squab, squabby, squat, dumpy, little, curtailed of its fair proportions, short by, oblate, concise, summary, shortly, in short.


N breadth, thickness, breadth, width, latitude, amplitude, diameter, bore, caliber, radius, superficial extent, thickness, crassitude, corpulence, dilation, broad, wide, ample, extended, discous, fanlike, outspread, outstretched, wide as a church-door, latifoliate, latifolous, thick, dumpy, squab, squat, thickset, thick as a rope.


N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.

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