verb (used without object)
to look with the eyes partly closed.
Ophthalmology. to be affected with strabismus; be cross-eyed.
to look or glance obliquely or sidewise; look askance.
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)
to close (the eyes) partly in looking:
The baby squinted its eyes at the bright lights.
to cause to squint; cause to look obliquely.
an act or instance of squinting.
Ophthalmology. a condition of the eye consisting in noncoincidence of the optic axes; strabismus.
Informal. a quick glance:
Let me have a squint at that paper.
a looking obliquely or askance.
an indirect reference.
an inclination or tendency, especially an oblique or perverse one.
Also called hagioscope. (in a church) a small opening in a wall giving a view of the altar.
looking obliquely; looking with a side glance; looking askance.
Ophthalmology. (of the eyes) affected with strabismus.
(usually intransitive) to cross or partly close (the eyes)
(intransitive) to have a squint
(intransitive) to look or glance sideways or askance
the nontechnical name for strabismus
the act or an instance of squinting; glimpse
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
(informal) a quick look; glance
having a squint
(informal) crooked; askew
adjective 1. affected with or characterized by strabismus. 2. looking obliquely or askance. 3. manifesting a malicious, envious, or spiteful attitude or disposition: squint-eyed with vengefulness and blind to reason. adjective 1. having a squint 2. looking sidelong
noun, Grammar. 1. a word or phrase that can modify either the words that precede it or those that follow, as frequently in the sentence Studying frequently is tedious.
adjective 1. characterized by or having a squint.
noun, plural squirarchies. 1. squirearchy. noun, plural squirearchies. 1. the collective body of squires or landed gentry of a country. 2. the social, economic, and political class formed by the landed gentry. noun (pl) -chies 1. government by squires 2. squires collectively, esp as a political or social force