Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
  • intransitive verb To look or glance sideways.
  • intransitive verb To look askance, as in disapproval.
  • intransitive verb To have an indirect reference or inclination.
  • intransitive verb To be affected with strabismus.
  • intransitive verb To cause to squint.
  • intransitive verb To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
  • noun The act or an instance of squinting.
  • noun A sideways glance.
  • noun A quick look or glance.
  • noun An oblique reference or inclination.
  • noun A hagioscope.
  • adjective Looking obliquely or askance.
  • adjective Squint-eyed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • noun An affection of the eyes, consisting in non-coincidence of the optic axes; a squint eye; strabismus (which see).
  • noun An oblique or furtive look; a furtive glance; hence (colloquially), a leaning, an inclination: as, he had a decided squint toward democracy.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely.
  • transitive verb To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
  • adjective (Med.) Looking obliquely.
  • adjective Looking askance.
  • noun The act or habit of squinting.
  • noun (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
  • noun (Arch.) Same as Hagioscope.
  • intransitive verb To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
  • intransitive verb (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.
  • intransitive verb To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
  • intransitive verb To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
  • intransitive verb To look with the eyes partly closed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression
  • verb intransitive To look or glance sideways
  • verb intransitive To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
  • verb intransitive, Scotland To be not quite straight, off-centred. Most famous is the acclaimed "squinty" bridge in Glasgow. This term may be peculiarly Scottish.
  • noun An expression in which the eyes are partly closed.
  • noun The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, like in strabismus.
  • noun A quick or sideways glance.
  • noun A short look.
  • noun A hagioscope.
  • noun radio transmission The angle by which the transmission signal is offset from the normal of a phased array antenna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for asquint.]

Examples

  • (It also brings back Eric Millegan as the original "squint" - ern, Zack Addy, in happier times.)

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  • 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.

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  • 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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