Squint



verb (used without object)
1.
to look with the eyes partly closed.
2.
Ophthalmology. 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 to or bearing on; tend or incline toward (usually followed by toward, at, etc.).
verb (used with object)
5.
to close (the eyes) partly in looking:
The baby squinted its eyes at the bright lights.
6.
to cause to squint; cause to look obliquely.
noun
7.
an act or instance of squinting.
8.
Ophthalmology. a condition of the eye consisting in noncoincidence of the optic axes; strabismus.
9.
Informal. a quick glance:
Let me have a squint at that paper.
10.
a looking obliquely or askance.
11.
an indirect reference.
12.
an inclination or tendency, especially an oblique or perverse one.
13.
Also called hagioscope. (in a church) a small opening in a wall giving a view of the altar.
adjective
14.
looking obliquely; looking with a side glance; looking askance.
15.
Ophthalmology. (of the eyes) affected with strabismus.
verb
1.
(usually intransitive) to cross or partly close (the eyes)
2.
(intransitive) to have a squint
3.
(intransitive) to look or glance sideways or askance
noun
4.
the nontechnical name for strabismus
5.
the act or an instance of squinting; glimpse
6.
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
adjective
8.
having a squint
9.
(informal) crooked; askew

squint (skwĭnt)
n.
See strabismus.

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