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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it;
[syn: squatter, homesteader, nester]

2. someone who settles on land without right or title;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squat \Squat\, n. 1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) (a) A small vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. --Halliwell. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] Squat snipe (Zool.), the jacksnipe; -- called also squatter. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squatter \Squat"ter\ (-t[~e]r), 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 legal permission and restrictions, before acquiring title. [1913 Webster] In such a tract, squatters and trespassers were tolerated to an extent now unknown. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) See Squat snipe, under Squat. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

squatter n 1: someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it [syn: squatter, homesteader, nester] 2: someone who settles on land without right or title
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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, upstart