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Meaning of SQUINT

Pronunciation:  skwint

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten each other"
  4. [v]  be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus

SQUINT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: askance, askant, asquint, cross one's eyes, indirect, sidelong, squinch, squint-eyed, squinty, strabismus
 See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality, convergent strabismus, crossed eye, cross-eye, divergent strabismus, esotropia, exotropia, grimace, look, make a face, pull a face, walleye



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Squint\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  4. \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.
  5. \Squint\, n.
    1. The act or habit of squinting.
    2. (Med.) A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes;
    3. (Arch.) Same as {Hagioscope}.