from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
- n. A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
- n. A couch.
- adj. Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged: a squab chick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A baby pigeon or dove.
- n. The meat of a squab (i.e. a young (domestic) pigeon or dove) used as food.
- n. A baby rook.
- n. A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.
- v. To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
- adj. Unfledged; unfeathered.
- n. A nestling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.
- n. A person of a short, fat figure.
- n. A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.
- adv. With a heavy fall; plump.
- intransitive v. To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall plump; strike heavily; flap; flop. They watched the street, and beheld ladies in … short cloaks with hoods squabbing behind (known as cardinals).
- To squeeze; knoek; beat.
- So as to strike with a crash; with a heavy fall; plump.
- Fat; short and stout; plump; bulky.
- Short; curt; abrupt.
- Unfledged, newly hatched, or not yet-having attained the full growth, as a dove or a pigeon.
- Hence Shy, as from extreme youth; coy.
- n. A young animal in its earliest period; a young beast or bird before the hair or feathers appear.
- n. A short, fat, flabby person: also used figuratively.
- n. A thickly stuffed cushion, especially one for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, to which it may or may not be attached.
- n. A sofa in which there is no part of the frame visible, and which is stuffed and caught through with strong thread at regular intervals, but so as to be very soft.
- n. An ottoman.
- To stuff thickly and catch through with thread at regular intervals, as a cushion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soft padded sofa
- n. flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
- adj. short and fat
- n. an unfledged pigeon
Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal squabb, fat flesh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)