American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
- v. To look or glance sideways.
- v. To look askance, as in disapproval.
- v. To have an indirect reference or inclination.
- v. To be affected with strabismus.
- v. To cause to squint.
- v. To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
- n. The act or an instance of squinting.
- n. A sideways glance.
- n. A quick look or glance: Take a squint at this view.
- n. An oblique reference or inclination.
- n. See strabismus.
- n. A hagioscope.
- adj. Looking obliquely or askance.
- adj. Squint-eyed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Looking different ways; characterized by non-coincidence of the optic axes; affected with strabismus: said of eyes.
- That looks or is directed obliquely; looking askance; indirect; oblique; sinister.
- n. An affection of the eyes, consisting in non-coincidence of the optic axes; a squint eye; strabismus (which see).
- n. An oblique or furtive look; a furtive glance; hence (colloquially), a leaning, an inclination: as, he had a decided squint toward democracy.
- n. In architecture, an oblique opening through the walls of some old churches, usually having for its object to enable a person in the transepts or aisles to see the elevation of the host at the high altar. The usual situation for a squint is on one or both sides of the chancel arch; but they are also found in other positions, though always directed toward an altar. Generally they are not above a yard high, and 2 feet wide, but sometimes they form narrow arches 10 or 12 feet in height, as at Minster-Lovel, Oxfordshire. The name hagioscope is sometimes applied to them.
- To look askew, or with the eyes differently directed; look askance.
- To be affected with strabismus.
- To run or be directed obliquely; have an indirect reference or bearing.
- To render squint or oblique; affect with strabismus.
- To turn, cast, or direct obliquely.
- v. intransitive To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression
- v. intransitive To look or glance sideways
- v. intransitive To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
- v. intransitive, Scotland To be not quite straight, off-centred. Most famous is the acclaimed "squinty" bridge in Glasgow. This term may be peculiarly Scottish.
- n. An expression in which the eyes are partly closed.
- n. The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, like in strabismus.
- n. A quick or sideways glance.
- n. A short look.
- n. A hagioscope.
- n. radio transmission The angle by which the transmission signal is offset from the normal of a phased array antenna.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Looking obliquely. not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.
- adj. Looking askance.
- v. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
- v. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.
- v. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
- v. To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
- v. To look with the eyes partly closed.
- v. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely.
- v. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
- n. The act or habit of squinting.
- n. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
- n. (Arch.) Same as Hagioscope.
- v. be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus
- adj. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
- n. the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed
- n. abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
- v. cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
- v. partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light
- Short for asquint. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(It also brings back Eric Millegan as the original "squint" - ern, Zack Addy, in happier times.)”
“The difficult spot, which the Dutch settlers called a squint path, was passed, and the waggon gained the top of the height, when at some distance a broad river was seen flowing to the southward.”
“Although the child squints, it must not be called squint-eyed, but love-eyed, and even a wart must be thought to become it.”
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“Some people kind of squint or scowl when they get tired.”
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“You have to kind of squint to see that the baby with three arms really only has two arms and an exposed butt crack.”
“The ballot had been printed with the names of the candidates in large type, so elderly voters wouldn't have to "squint," as the ballot designer put it.”
“Put us in our place, too, if I recall correctly, but to be honest I kind of squint a lot while reading his comments and they were a bit fuzzy.”
“If you kind of squint, the shark looks like a bunny.”
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