8 letter word starting with squ

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
squabash verb t. To crush; to quash; to squash.
squabble verb i. To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel., To debate peevishly; to dispute., To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are mixed and need careful readjustment; — said of type that has been set up., A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.
squaccos plural of Squacco
squadron noun Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square., A body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men., A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
squalled imp. & past participle of Squall
squaller noun One who squalls; a screamer.
squaloid adjective Like or pertaining to a shark or sharks.
squamata noun pl. A division of edentates having the body covered with large, imbricated horny scales. It includes the pangolins.
squamate adjective Alt. of Squamated
squamoid adjective Resembling a scale; also, covered with scales; scaly.
squamose Alt. of Squamous
squamous Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale., Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone; squamosal.
squamula noun One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.
squamule noun Same as Squamula.
squander verb t. To scatter; to disperse., To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate., To spend lavishly; to be wasteful., To wander at random; to scatter., The act of squandering; waste.
squaring present participle & vb. noun of Square
squarely adverb In a square form or manner.
squarish adjective Nearly square.
squashed imp. & past participle of Squash
squasher noun One who, or that which, squashes.
squatted imp. & past participle of Squat
squatter noun 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., See Squat snipe, under Squat.
squawked imp. & past participle of Squawk
squeaker noun One who, or that which, squeaks., The Australian gray crow shrile (Strepera anaphonesis); — so called from its note.
squealed imp. & past participle of Squeal
squealer noun One who, or that which, squeals., The European swift., The harlequin duck., The American golden plover.
squeegee noun Same as Squilgee.
squeezed imp. & past participle of Squeeze
squeezer noun One who, or that which, squeezes; as, a lemon squeezer., A machine like a large pair of pliers, for shingling, or squeezing, the balls of metal when puddled; — used only in the plural., A machine of several forms for the same purpose; — used in the singular.
squibbed imp. & past participle of Squib
squierie noun Alt. of Squiery
squiggle verb i. To shake and wash a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed., To move about like an eel; to squirm.
squilgee noun Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel’s deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, — used for removing superfluous, water or other liquids, as from a vessel’s deck after washing, from window panes, photographer’s plates, etc.
squillas plural of Squilla
squillae plural of Squilla
squinted imp. & past participle of Squint
squinter noun One who squints.
squinzey noun See Quinsy.
squiring present participle & vb. noun of Squire
squireen noun One who is half squire and half farmer; — used humorously.
squirely adjective & adverb Becoming a squire; like a squire.
squirmed imp. & past participle of Squirm
squirrel verb i. Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridae. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows., One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
squirted imp. & past participle of Squirt
squirter noun One who, or that which, squirts.