Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To flow from a narrow opening in a thin forceful stream or jet; spurt.
  • intransitive verb To issue in a thick flow.
  • intransitive verb To eject liquid in a forceful stream or thick flow.
  • intransitive verb To move in a sudden dart or burst.
  • intransitive verb To eject (liquid) forcibly in a thin stream from a narrow opening.
  • intransitive verb To squeeze out or extrude in a thick flow.
  • intransitive verb To wet with a spurt of liquid.
  • noun The act of squirting.
  • noun An instrument, such as a syringe, used for squirting.
  • noun A squirted jet of liquid.
  • noun A small or young person.
  • noun An insignificant or contemptible person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To force (lead or other metal) by hydraulic pressure into the form of rods or pipes; to force through a small hole under pressure as in the manufacture of carbonaceous paste into filaments for glow-lamps or into pencils for arc-lamps.
  • To eject with suddenness and force in a jet or rapid stream from a narrow orifice: as, to squirt water in one's face.
  • To spatter or bespatter.
  • To issue suddenly in a thin jet or jet-like stream, as from a syringe, or a narrow orifice suddenly opened; spurt.
  • To prate; blab.
  • noun An instrument with which a liquid may be ejected in a strong jet-like stream; a syringe.
  • noun A small jet: as, a squirt of water.
  • noun A system of motion of a fluid, where the motion is everywhere irrotational, and where there is no expansion except at isolated points.
  • noun Looseness of the bowels; diarrhea.
  • noun A small, insignificant, but self-assertive fellow; an upstart; a cad.
  • noun A hasty start or spurt.
  • noun A sea-squirt; an ascidian or tunicary.

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

  • transitive verb To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice.
  • transitive verb (Bot.) See Ecballium.
  • noun An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force.
  • noun A small, quick stream; a jet.
  • noun (Hydrodynamics) The whole system of flow in the vicinity of a source.
  • noun a youngster.
  • noun a short, overly assertive, or impudent person, especially when young; -- used in contempt.
  • intransitive verb To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; -- said of liquids.
  • intransitive verb Low Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.

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

  • noun An instrument from which a liquid is forcefully ejected in a small, quick stream.
  • noun A small, quick stream; a jet.
  • noun UK, US, Australia, slang A small child.
  • noun slang Female ejaculate
  • verb intransitive, of a liquid To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice.
  • verb transitive, of a liquid To cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice.
  • verb transitive To hit with a rapid stream of liquid.
  • verb transitive, figuratively To throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.
  • verb intransitive, slang, vulgar, of a female To ejaculate.

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

  • verb cause to come out in a squirt
  • verb wet with a spurt of liquid
  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
  • noun someone who is small and insignificant

Etymologies

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

[Middle English squirten, possibly of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin; akin to Low German swirtjen.]

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