Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

squint

play
adjective \ˈskwint\

Definition of squint

  1. 1 of an eye :  looking or tending to look obliquely or askance (as with envy or disdain)

  2. 2 of the eyes :  not having the visual axes parallel :  crossed



Origin of squint

Middle English asquint


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with squint


2

squint

verb

Simple Definition of squint

  • : to look at something with your eyes partly closed

  • : to cause (your eyes) to partly close

  • : to have a medical condition that makes your eyes unable to look in the same direction

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of squint

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1a :  to have an indirect bearing, reference, or aimb :  to deviate from a true line

    2. 2a :  to look in a squint-eyed mannerb :  to be cross-eyedc :  to look or peer with eyes partly closed

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to cause (an eye) to squint

    squinter noun
    squintingly play \ˈskwin-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

    Examples of squint in a sentence

    1. She had to squint to read the small print.

    2. He squinted through the haze of smoke.

    3. I had to squint my eyes to focus on the tiny letters.

    4. I noticed that he squints.



    1599

    First Known Use of squint

    1599


    3

    squint

    noun

    Simple Definition of squint

    • : a condition in which you are looking at something with your eyes partly closed : an act of squinting

    • : a medical condition in which your eyes are unable to look in the same direction

    • : a quick look

    Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    Full Definition of squint

    1. 1 :  strabismus

    2. 2 :  an instance of squinting

    3. 3 :  hagioscope

    squinty play \ˈskwin-tē\ adjective

    Examples of squint in a sentence

    1. Her gaze narrowed into a squint.



    Circa 1652

    First Known Use of squint

    circa 1652


    SQUINT Defined for Kids

    1

    squint

    play
    verb \ˈskwint\

    Definition of squint for Students

    squintedsquinting

    1. 1 :  to look or peer with the eyes partly closed <She squinted to read the small print.>

    2. 2 :  to cause (an eye) to partly close <I squinted my eyes in the bright sunlight.>




    2

    squint

    play
    noun

    Definition of squint for Students

    1. :  the action or an instance of causing the eyes to partly close or of looking at something with the eyes partly closed





    Seen and Heard

    What made you want to look up squint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

    WORD OF THE DAY

    marked by propriety and good taste

    Get Word of the Day daily email!

    WORD GAMES

    Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

    image567572573

    Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

    prompt angry oily maudlin
    Name That Thing

    Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    SCRABBLE® Sprint

    Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

    TAKE THE QUIZ