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SQUINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squint mean? 

SQUINT (noun)
  The noun SQUINT has 2 senses:

1. abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
2. the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

  Familiarity information: SQUINT used as a noun is rare.


SQUINT (adjective)
  The adjective SQUINT has 1 sense:

1. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

  Familiarity information: SQUINT used as an adjective is very rare.


SQUINT (verb)
  The verb SQUINT has 3 senses:

1. cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
2. be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus
3. partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light

  Familiarity information: SQUINT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SQUINT (noun)


Sense 1squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

squint; strabismus

Hypernyms ("squint" is a kind of...):

abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality (an abnormal condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "squint"):

convergent strabismus; cross-eye; crossed eye; esotropia (strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose)

divergent strabismus; exotropia; walleye (strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward)


Sense 2squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("squint" is a kind of...):

look; looking; looking at (the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually)


SQUINT (adjective)


Sense 1squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

Synonyms:

squint; sidelong; asquint; askant; askance; squint-eyed; squinty

Context examples:

her eyes with their misted askance look / sidelong glances

Similar:

indirect (not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination)


SQUINT (verb)


Sense 1squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

squint; squinch

Context example:

The children squinted so as to scare each other

Hypernyms (to "squint" is one way to...):

grimace; make a face; pull a face (contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "squint" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They squint up the hill


Sense 3squint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield

Hypernyms (to "squint" is one way to...):

look (have a certain outward or facial expression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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