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Meaning of SQUEAK

Pronunciation:  skweek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
  2. [n]  a short high-pitched noise; "the squeak of of shoes on powdery snow"
  3. [v]  make a high-pitched, screeching noise, as of a door
 

SQUEAK is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: close call, close shave, creak, narrow escape, screak, screech, skreak, squeaker
 
 See Also: accomplishment, achievement, make noise, noise, noise, resound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Squeak\, v. i. [imp.& p. p. {Squaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw.
    sqv["a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water
    shaken in a bottle.]
    1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration;
       to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a
       sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon
       wheel, a door; to creak.
    
             Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans
             squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch? --Addison.
    
             Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the
             ``squeaking pigs'' of Homer.          --Pope.
    
    2. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or
       punishment; to speak; to confess. [Colloq.]
    
    
    
       If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the
       rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him.        --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Squeak\, n.
    A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly utered, either
    of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is
    made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather
    shoes, or by a pipe or reed.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1.

["Squeak: A Language for Communicating with Mice", L. Cardelli et al, Comp Graphics 19(3):199-204, July 1985].

See newsqueak.

2. A smalltalk implementation and a media authoring tool by members of the original xerox parc team which created Smalltalk (alan kay, Dan Ingalls, et al). Squeak is an open-source implementation, with a highly portable virtual machine implemented in a subset of Smalltalk (translated into c and compiled by a C compiler of the target platform).

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