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SQUID

 (skwĭd)
n.
A device that measures minute changes in magnetic flux by means of one or more Josephson junctions, often used to detect extremely small changes in magnetic fields, electric currents, and voltages.

[s(uperconducting) qu(antum) i(nterference) d(evice).]

squid

 (skwĭd)
n. pl. squids or squid
Any of various marine cephalopod mollusks of several families of the superorder Decapodiformes (or Decabrachia), having a usually elongated body, eight arms and two tentacles, a reduced or absent internal shell, and a pair of fins.

[Origin unknown.]

squid

(skwɪd)
n, pl squid or squids
(Animals) any of various fast-moving pelagic cephalopod molluscs of the genera Loligo, Ommastrephes, etc, of most seas, having a torpedo-shaped body ranging from about 10 centimetres to 16.5 metres long and a pair of triangular tail fins: order Decapoda (decapods). See also cuttlefish
vb, squids, squidding or squidded
(Aeronautics) (intr) (of a parachute) to assume an elongated squidlike shape owing to excess air pressure
[C17: of unknown origin]

squid

(skwɪd)
n
(Currencies) slang Brit a pound sterling
[C20: rhyming slang for quid]

SQUID

abbreviation for
(Nuclear Physics) superconducting quantum interference device

squid

(skwɪd)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) squid, (esp. for kinds or species) squids.
any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4–6 in. (10–15 cm) to 60–80 ft. (18–24 m).
[1605–15; orig. uncertain]

SQUID

(skwɪd)
n.
superconducting quantum interference device: a device that senses minute changes in magnetic fields, used to indicate neural activity in the brain.
[1965–70]

squid


Past participle: squidded
Gerund: squidding

Imperative
squid
squid
Present
I squid
you squid
he/she/it squids
we squid
you squid
they squid
Preterite
I squidded
you squidded
he/she/it squidded
we squidded
you squidded
they squidded
Present Continuous
I am squidding
you are squidding
he/she/it is squidding
we are squidding
you are squidding
they are squidding
Present Perfect
I have squidded
you have squidded
he/she/it has squidded
we have squidded
you have squidded
they have squidded
Past Continuous
I was squidding
you were squidding
he/she/it was squidding
we were squidding
you were squidding
they were squidding
Past Perfect
I had squidded
you had squidded
he/she/it had squidded
we had squidded
you had squidded
they had squidded
Future
I will squid
you will squid
he/she/it will squid
we will squid
you will squid
they will squid
Future Perfect
I will have squidded
you will have squidded
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we will have squidded
you will have squidded
they will have squidded
Future Continuous
I will be squidding
you will be squidding
he/she/it will be squidding
we will be squidding
you will be squidding
they will be squidding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squidding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squidding
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you will have been squidding
they will have been squidding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squidding
you had been squidding
he/she/it had been squidding
we had been squidding
you had been squidding
they had been squidding
Conditional
I would squid
you would squid
he/she/it would squid
we would squid
you would squid
they would squid
Past Conditional
I would have squidded
you would have squidded
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we would have squidded
you would have squidded
they would have squidded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squid - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as foodsquid - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
2.squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
decapod - cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
loligo - somewhat flattened cylindrical squid
ommastrephes - extremely active cylindrical squid with short strong arms and large rhombic terminal fins
architeuthis, giant squid - largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
calamari, calamary, squid - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
Translations
حَبَّارحَبّار: حَيَوان رخوي
oliheňkrakatice
tiarmet blæksprutte
kalmaar
سرپاور دم‌کل
mustekala
lignja
tintahal
smokkfiskur
イカ
오징어
loligo
galvakojaigalvakojiskalmarai
galvkājis
calmar
krak
bläckfisk
ปลาหมึก
kalamarmürekkep balığı
mực ống

squid

[skwɪd] N (squid or squids (pl)) → calamar m, sepia f

squid

[ˈskwɪd] ncalmar m, calamar m, encornet m

squid

nTintenfisch m

squid

[skwɪd] ncalamaro

squid

(skwid) plurals squid ~squids noun
a type of sea creature with ten tentacles.

squid

حَبَّار oliheň tiarmet blæksprutte Tintenfisch καλαμάρι calamar mustekala calmar lignja calamaro イカ 오징어 pijlinktvis tiarmet blekksprut kałamarnica lula кальмар bläckfisk ปลาหมึก kalamar mực ống 鱿鱼
References in classic literature ?
I have forgotten to say that there were found in this ambergris, certain hard, round, bony plates, which at first Stubb thought might be sailors' trousers buttons; but it afterwards turned out that they were nothing more than pieces of small squid bones embalmed in that manner.
They were like no walrus, sea lion, seal, bear, whale, shark, fish, squid, or scallop that Kotick had ever seen before.
The squid -for some unknown reason - likes, and wraps himself round, this thing, and is hauled up ere he can escape from the pins.
Oti baited his hook with a piece of squid, which he tore with his teeth from the live and squirming monster, and hook and bait sank in white flames to the bottom.
Boiled yam, fried taro, alligator pear salad--there, you've got me all mixed, Then I found a last delectable half-pound of dried squid.
We were squidding that day, out on the reef--you know how, undoubtedly, diving down the face of the wall of the reef, five fathoms, ten fathoms, any depth within reason, and shoving our squid-sticks into the likely holes and crannies of the coral where squid might be lairing.
Why, I've pulled out a squid with tentacles eight feet long, and done it under fifty feet of water.
And that day, out for squid on the reef, I was almost sick for her.
We should play a game, she said, enter into a competition for which should get the more squid, the biggest squid, and the smallest squid.
Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
The Princess unaware, caught her squid and rose to the surface.