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squint

 (skwĭnt)
v. squint·ed, squint·ing, squints
v.intr.
1. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
2.
a. To look or glance sideways.
b. To look askance, as in disapproval.
3. To have an indirect reference or inclination.
4. To be affected with strabismus.
v.tr.
1. To cause to squint.
2. To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
n.
1. The act or an instance of squinting.
2.
a. A sideways glance.
b. A quick look or glance: Take a squint at this view.
3. An oblique reference or inclination.
5. A hagioscope.
adj.
1. Looking obliquely or askance.
2. Squint-eyed.

[Short for asquint.]

squint′er n.
squint′y adj.

squint

(skwɪnt)
vb
1. (Physiology) (usually intr) to cross or partly close (the eyes)
2. (Pathology) (intr) to have a squint
3. (intr) to look or glance sideways or askance
n
4. (Pathology) the nontechnical name for strabismus
5. the act or an instance of squinting; glimpse
6. (Architecture) Also called: hagioscope a narrow oblique opening in a wall or pillar of a church to permit a view of the main altar from a side aisle or transept
7. informal a quick look; glance
adj
8. (Pathology) having a squint
9. informal crooked; askew
[C14: short for asquint]
ˈsquinter n
ˈsquinty adj

squint

(skwɪnt)

v.i.
1. to look with the eyes partly closed.
2. to be affected with strabismus; be cross-eyed.
3. to look or glance obliquely or sidewise; look askance.
4. to make or have an indirect reference or bearing (usu. fol. by toward, at, etc.).
v.t.
5. to cause to squint.
n.
6. an act or instance of squinting.
7. a condition of the eye consisting in noncoincidence of the optic axes; strabismus.
8. a quick glance.
9. an indirect reference, inclination, or tendency.
10. Also called hagioscope. (in a church) a small opening in a wall giving a view of the altar.
adj.
11. looking obliquely or with a side glance; looking askance.
12. (of the eyes) affected with strabismus.
[1350–1400; Middle English; aph. variant of asquint to one side, askance]
squint′er, n.
squint′ing•ly, adv.
squint′y, adj.

squint

- Short for the obsolete asquint, which may have come from Dutch schuin, "sideways, sloping."
See also related terms for sloping.

squint


Past participle: squinted
Gerund: squinting

Imperative
squint
squint
Present
I squint
you squint
he/she/it squints
we squint
you squint
they squint
Preterite
I squinted
you squinted
he/she/it squinted
we squinted
you squinted
they squinted
Present Continuous
I am squinting
you are squinting
he/she/it is squinting
we are squinting
you are squinting
they are squinting
Present Perfect
I have squinted
you have squinted
he/she/it has squinted
we have squinted
you have squinted
they have squinted
Past Continuous
I was squinting
you were squinting
he/she/it was squinting
we were squinting
you were squinting
they were squinting
Past Perfect
I had squinted
you had squinted
he/she/it had squinted
we had squinted
you had squinted
they had squinted
Future
I will squint
you will squint
he/she/it will squint
we will squint
you will squint
they will squint
Future Perfect
I will have squinted
you will have squinted
he/she/it will have squinted
we will have squinted
you will have squinted
they will have squinted
Future Continuous
I will be squinting
you will be squinting
he/she/it will be squinting
we will be squinting
you will be squinting
they will be squinting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squinting
you have been squinting
he/she/it has been squinting
we have been squinting
you have been squinting
they have been squinting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squinting
you will have been squinting
he/she/it will have been squinting
we will have been squinting
you will have been squinting
they will have been squinting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squinting
you had been squinting
he/she/it had been squinting
we had been squinting
you had been squinting
they had been squinting
Conditional
I would squint
you would squint
he/she/it would squint
we would squint
you would squint
they would squint
Past Conditional
I would have squinted
you would have squinted
he/she/it would have squinted
we would have squinted
you would have squinted
they would have squinted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squint - abnormal alignment of one or both eyessquint - abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
convergent strabismus, crossed eye, cross-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
2.squint - the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
Verb1.squint - cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children squinted so as to scare each other"
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
2.squint - be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
3.squint - partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light; "The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield"
look - have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery"
Adj.1.squint - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envysquint - (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"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

squint

verb
1. peer, screw up your eyes, narrow your eyes, look through narrowed eyes The girl squinted at the photograph.
noun
1. cross eyes, strabismus she had a bad squint in her right eye
2. look, glimpse, peek, glance, butcher's (Brit. slang), gander (informal), look-see (slang), shufti (Brit. slang) (informal) They have waited a long time to have a squint inside my lovely shed.

squint

verb
1. To peer with the eyes partly closed:
Idiom: screw up one's eyes.
2. To have a tendency or inclination:
noun
2. The condition of not having the visual axes parallel:
Translations
حَوَلمائِلنَظْرَهيَحْوِل عَيْنَهيَنْظُر بِعَيْن نِصْف مُقْفَلَه
mžouratšilhatnakřivošilhánídívat se přivřenýma očima
kigge med sammenknebne øjneskævskeløjethedkig
karsastaakarsastuskatsoa kieroonvilkaisuvilkuilla
žmirkati
bandzsíthunyorítkancsalság
òaî aî kíkja á e-îpíra augunrangeygîskakkurvera rangeygîur
斜視である
눈을 가늘게 뜨고 보다
žiūrėti prisimerkusžvairumasžvairuoti
acu uzmetienspaskatīšanāssašķiebiesšķībsšķielēšana
pozerať sa privretými očamiškúlenieškúliť
kisa
ชำเลืองมอง
şaşı bakmakşaşılıkyamukgöz atmagözlerini kısarak bakmak
bị lác mắt

squint

[skwɪnt]
A. N
1. (Med) → estrabismo m
to have a squinttener estrabismo, ser bizco
he has a terrible squintse le nota mucho que es bizco
2. (= sidelong look) → mirada f de soslayo, mirada f de reojo
let's have a squintdéjame ver
have a squint at thismírame esto
B. VI
1. (Med) → bizquear, ser bizco
2. to squint at sth (quickly) → echar un vistazo a algo; (with half-closed eyes) → mirar algo con los ojos entrecerrados
he squinted in the sunlightentrecerró los ojos por el sol

squint

[ˈskwɪnt]
viloucher
to squint at sth (in bright light)regarder qch en plissant les yeux; (surreptitiously)regarder qch du coin de l'œil
nstrabisme m
He has a squint
BUT Il louche.Il souffre de strabisme.

squint

n
(Med) → Schielen nt no pl; to have a squintleicht schielen; he has a terrible squint in his left eyeer schielt furchtbar auf dem linken Auge
(inf: = look) → Blick m; (= sidelong glance)Seitenblick m; to have or take a squint at somebody/somethingeinen Blick auf jdn/etw werfen; (obliquely) → jdn/etw von der Seite ansehen, nach jdm/etw schielen
vischielen; (in strong light etc) → blinzeln; to squint at somebody/somethingnach jdm/etw schielen; (quickly) → einen kurzen Blick auf jdn/etw werfen
adj (= crooked)schief

squint

[skwɪnt]
1. n (Med) → strabismo; (sidelong look) → occhiata, sbirciata
to have a squint (Med) → essere strabico/a
let's have a squint (fam) → diamo un'occhiata
2. vi (Med) → essere strabico/a
to squint at sth → guardare qc di traverso (quickly) → sbirciare qc
he squinted in the sunlight → la luce del sole gli faceva strizzare gli occhi

squint

(skwint) verb
1. to have the physical defect of having the eyes turning towards or away from each other or to cause the eyes to do this. The child squints; You squint when you look down at your nose.
2. (with at, ~up at, ~through etc) to look with half-shut or narrowed eyes. He squinted through the telescope.
noun
1. a squinting position of the eyes. an eye-operation to correct her squint.
2. a glance or look at something. Let me have a squint at that photograph.
adjective, adverb
(placed etc) crookedly or not straight. Your hat is squint.

squint

يَنْظُرُ بِعَيْنَيْـنِ نِصْفَ مُغْمَضَتَيْـنِ mžourat kigge med sammenknebne øjne schielen αλληθωρίζω bizquear, entrecerrar los ojos karsastaa loucher žmirkati strizzare gli occhi 斜視である 눈을 가늘게 뜨고 보다 turen skjele zmrużyć oczy olhar com os olhos meio fechados косить (глазами) kisa ชำเลืองมอง şaşı bakmak bị lác mắt 眯着眼看

squint

n. estrabismo; acción de encoger los ojos como protección contra una luz intensa, o para tratar de ver mejor. V.: strabismus

squint

vt, vi entrecerrar, entornar (los ojos)
References in classic literature ?
But I thought Lapland women were fat and ugly, and had squint eyes, like Chinese?
Well, well, I can squint along a clouded barrel yet, and that is enough to settle all disputes between me and the Mingoes.
the whale would give them squint for squint, mind that
His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
The gentleman spoken of was a gentleman with a very unpromising squint, and a prominent chin, who had a tall white hat on with a narrow flat brim, and whose close-fitting drab trousers seemed to button all the way up outside his legs from his boots to his hips.
We are in a banker's-parcel case just at present, and I have been down the road taking as squint at the scene of action, and thereupon must have a word or two with our client.
Arrow, a brown old sailor with earrings in his ears and a squint.
If, sir, you would not squint so much, you would see better
Of course you know a squint may be induced or cured by surgery?
To be sure I did; and so would you, too, squire, if you had seen a chap dropping a muzzle that never misses, and cocking an eye that has a natural squint by long practice I thought there would be a dust on’t, and my back was up at once; but Leather-Stocking gi’n up the skin, and so the matter ended.
You too, Potapitch, are always to come with me, and YOU, Alexis Ivanovitch, are to point out to me this Baron as we go along, in order that I may get a squint at the precious 'Von.
How they'll squint and glane, and say, 'This is yer mighty match is it; this is yer getting back to the true level of yer forefathers in King Norman's time