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squint Explained

squint at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[skwınt]

squint at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1599, shortened form of asquint (adv.) "obliquely, with a sidelong glance" (12c.), probably related to skwyn in odskwyn "obliquely" (c.1440). ///

squint at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I] [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: squint (of the eyes) 'looking in different directions' (16-21 centuries), from asquint 'across, obliquely' (13-19 centuries)]//
1 to look at something with your eyes partly closed in order to see better: --Anna squinted in the sudden bright sunlight.// squint at// --Stop squinting at the screen - put your glasses on.//
2 [not in progressive] BrE to have each eye looking in a slightly different direction:
squint 2 n [singular]
1 especially BrE a condition of your eye muscles that makes each eye look in a slightly different direction:
2 have/take a squint at sth: BrE informal to look at something//

squint at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "squint":
aberration, cast, circuitousness, cock the eye,
convergent strabismus, cross-eye, cross-eyedness, crosswiseness,
declination, deflection, deflexure, deviance, deviation,
deviousness, diagonality, digression, divagation, divergence,
esotropia, excursion, exotropia, goggle, heterotropia, indirection,
indirectness, look askance, look asquint, nonconformity,
obliqueness, obliquity, skew, skewness, squinch, squint the eye,
strabismus, transverseness, upward strabismus, vagary, walleye

squint at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Imperfect vision): shortsightedness, nearsightedness, longsightedness, double vision, purblindness, myopia, astigmatism, color blindness, Daltonism, strabismus, squint, cataract, ophthalmia.

[V] (Imperfect vision): see double, see vaguely, make out, barely discern, see

[N] (Imperfect vision): shortsightedness, nearsightedness, longsightedness, double vision, purblindness, myopia, astigmatism, color blindness, Daltonism, strabismus, squint, cataract, ophthalmia.

[V] (Imperfect vision): see double, see vaguely, make out, barely discern, see through a glass darkly, squint.

squint at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb


1 to look at sth with your eyes partly shut in order to keep out bright light or to see better:
[V] to squint into / against the sun * She was squinting through the keyhole. * He squinted at the letter in his hand. * [VN] When he squinted his eyes, he could just make out a house in the distance.

2 [V] (BrE) (of an eye) to look in a different direction from the other eye:
His left eye squints a little. * A squinting eye can be corrected by surgery.

3 [V] to have eyes that look in different directions:
Does she squint?
noun
1 [C, usually sing.] a disorder of the eye muscles which causes each eye to look in a different direction:
He was born with a squint.
2 [sing.] (BrE, informal) a short look:
Have a squint at this.

Squint at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squint \Squint\, v. i.
To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to
have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.

Yet if the following sentence means anything, it is a
squinting toward hypnotism. --The Forum.

Squint \Squint\, v. t.
1. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as,
to squint an eye.

2. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.

He . . . squints the eye, and makes the harelid.
--Shak.

Squint \Squint\, n.
1. The act or habit of squinting.

2. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes;
strabismus.

3. (Arch.) Same as {Hagioscope}.

Squint \Squint\, a. [Cf. D. schuinte a slope, schuin,
schuinisch, sloping, oblique, schuins slopingly. Cf.
{Askant}, {Askance}, {Asquint}.]
1. Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the
optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See {Squint},
n., 2.

2. Fig.: Looking askance. ``Squint suspicion.'' --Milton.

Squint \Squint\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Squinting}.]
1. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a
furtive glance.

Some can squint when they will. --Bacon.

2. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; -- to
be cross-eyed.

3. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.

squint at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

squint
adj : (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as
if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with
their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong
glances" [syn: {askance}, {askant}, {asquint}, {squint-eyed},
{squinty}, {sidelong}]

squint
n : abnormal alignment of one or both eyes [syn: {strabismus}]
v 1: partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten
each other" [syn: {squinch}, {cross one's eyes}]
2: be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus

squint at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /skwɪnt/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪnt

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression
    1. : The children squinted to frighten each other.
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e To look or glance sideways
    3. Inter: intransitiv » e To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
    4. Inter: intransitive » Scotland To be not quite straight, off-centred. Most famous is the acclaimed "squinty" bridge in Glasgow. This term may be peculiarly Scottish.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|眯|tr=mī|sc=Hani (traditional also Inter: t » cmn|瞇|sc=Hani), Inter: t » cmn|眯縫|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|眯缝|tr=mīfeng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|乜斜|tr=miēxie|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|mhouřit, Inter: t- » cs|mžourat
  • Dutch: ogen dichtknijpen, gluren
  • Finnish: siristää, siristellä
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|plisser les yeux
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|blinzeln
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|hunyorít
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|目を細めて見る|tr=me-o hosomete miru|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|vaie d'travèrs
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|myse, Inter: t- » nb|plire, Inter: t- » nb|glire
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|myse, Inter: t- » nn|plire, Inter: t- » nn|glire
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|se chiorî
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|щуриться|tr=ščúrit’sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|прищуриться|tr=priščúrit’sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|жмуриться|tr=žmúrit’sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|škiljitiẺ
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bizcar, Inter: t+ » es|bizquear
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kisa


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to look or glance sideways
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|斜視|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|斜视|tr=xiéshì|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|loensen
    • Finnish: vilkaista (sivulle), Inter: t- » fi|vilkuilla
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|loucher
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|schielen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: olhar de soslaio
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|смотреть искоса|tr=smotrét’ ískosa|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|смотреть украдкой|tr=smotrét’ ukrádkoj|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|коситься|tr=kosít’sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|покоситься|tr=pokosít’sja|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|mirar de soslayo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|snegla

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|šilhat
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|scheelkijken
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|katsoa kieroon, Inter: t- » fi|karsastaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|loucher
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|schielen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αλληθωρίζω|tr=allithorízo
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|bandzsít, Inter: t- » hu|kancsalít
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|косить|tr=kosít’|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|claon, Inter: t- » gd|fiar, Inter: t- » gd|spleuchd
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skela

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • An expression in which the eyes are partly closed.
    1. The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, like in strabismus.
    2. : He looks handsome although hes got a slight squint.''
    3. A quick or sideways glance.
    4. A short look.
    5. Inter: RQ:Joyce Ulysse » s, Episode 12, The Cyclops
    6. : --And here she is, says Alf, that was giggling over the Police Gazette with Terry on the counter, in all her warpaint.
    7. : --Give us a squint at her, says I.
    8. A hagioscope.
    9. Inter: context » radio transmission The angle by which the transmission signal is offset from the normal of a phased array antenna.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » expression in which the eyes are partly closed

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gluren
  • Finnish: silmien siristys / siristely
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|plissement des yeux|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Schielen {{n}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прищур|m|tr=príščur


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » look of eyes which are turned in different directions, like in strabismus
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|斜視|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|斜视|tr=xiéshì|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|scheelkijken|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|karsastus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|strabisme|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Strabismus|m, Inter: t- » de|Schielen|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|bandzsítás, Inter: t- » hu|kancsalság
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|斜視|tr=しゃし, shashi, Inter: t- » ja|藪睨み|tr=やぶにらみ, yabunirami
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|косоглазие|n|tr=kosoglázije|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|estrabismo|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » quick or sideways glance
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vilkaisu
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|一瞥|tr=いちべつ, ichibetsu


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|косой взгляд|m|tr=kosój vzgljád|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » hagioscope
    Inter: trans-top » offset angle of transmission
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * cross-eyed

    Anagrams

    * quints
    Translation: cs » squint
    Translation: de » squint
    Translation: et » squint
    Translation: el » squint
    Translation: fa » squint
    Translation: fr » squint
    Translation: ko » squint
    Translation: io » squint
    Translation: it » squint
    Translation: kn » squint
    Translation: lt » squint
    Translation: hu » squint
    Translation: mg » squint
    Translation: ml » squint
    Translation: my » squint
    Translation: pl » squint
    Translation: ru » squint
    Translation: sv » squint
    Translation: tl » squint
    Translation: ta » squint
    Translation: te » squint
    Translation: vi » squint
    Translation: zh » squint