Associations to the word «Squint»
SQUINT, verb. (intransitive) To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression.
SQUINT, verb. (intransitive) To look or glance sideways.
SQUINT, verb. (intransitive) To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
SQUINT, verb. (intransitive) (figurative) To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
SQUINT, verb. (intransitive) (Scotland) To be not quite straight, off-centred; to deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
SQUINT, verb. (transitive) To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely.
SQUINT, noun. An expression in which the eyes are partly closed.
SQUINT, noun. The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, as in strabismus.
SQUINT, noun. A quick or sideways glance.
SQUINT, noun. A short look.
SQUINT, noun. A hagioscope.
SQUINT, noun. (radio transmission) The angle by which the transmission signal is offset from the normal of a phased array antenna.
SQUINT LIKE A BAG OF NAILS, verb. (idiomatic) (1811) To squint very much, as though one's eyes were directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails.
SQUINT, noun. Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes.
SQUINT, noun. The act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed.
SQUINT, verb. Cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children squinted so as to scare each other".
SQUINT, verb. Be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus.
SQUINT, verb. Partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light; "The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield".
SQUINT, adjective. (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".
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