squid

noun (1)
\ˈskwid \
plural squid or squids

Definition of squid 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: any of an order (Teuthoidea) of cephalopods having eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles, a long tapered body, a caudal fin on each side, and usually a slender internal chitinous support

squid

verb
squidded; squidding

Definition of squid (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to fish with or for squid

SQUID

noun (2)
\ˈskwid \

Definition of SQUID (Entry 3 of 3)

: an instrument for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields

Examples of squid in a Sentence

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The government estimates that some 27,000 people watched the repo man come and take away their wheels, often their only way to get to a job — all for a scam that fed the massive vampire squid of Wells Fargo profits. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Wells Fargo has been ripping off customers. Why do 76ers, Flyers play in a shrine named for the banking company? | Will Bunch," 22 Apr. 2018 This corresponds with daily migrations of prey like squid, suggesting the predators are following their prey. Brian J. Skerry, National Geographic, "Why Great White Sharks Hang Out in Warm Whirlpools," 19 June 2018 In Davis Square, Thai restaurant DakZen (195 Elm St. at Windom Street) is now open, serving Thai street food including noodle soups and DIY bowls with your choice of noodles, toppings (fish balls, squid), and broth. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "$3 empanadas in Union Square and a new roof deck opens in Salem," 21 June 2018 For one thing, customers might want to rethink parking their money with this vampire squid that treats people like plankton. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Wells Fargo has been ripping off customers. Why do 76ers, Flyers play in a shrine named for the banking company? | Will Bunch," 22 Apr. 2018 The serious seafood starts after happy hour at dinner, with highlights like Charcoal prawns and house made squid ink pasta. Natalie B. Compton, SFChronicle.com, "Local uni divers share favorite Santa Barbara seafood spots," 13 June 2018 Here's a selection of everyday items that could be impacted: • Seafood, including trout, eels, salmon, tuna, swordfish, herrings, cod, catfish, crabmeat, squid, claims. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 2018 The chefs turn squid into noodles and accent the dish with chicken skin and finger lime. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "The 4 best tasting-menu restaurants in the Mission," 17 June 2018 At lunch, the sandwich roster will include a steak and egg, a meatball Parm and a salt-and-pepper squid, as well as a smash burger and a pair of vegetarian options. Heidi Williams, OregonLive.com, "We tried 'Dragon's Breath,' the new treat that lets you breathe smoke, sort of (video)," 6 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But Benjamin Sukle, chef at (Hot 10 alum) Oberlin in Providence, RI, (a state that is to squid what Maine is to lobster) cracked the code: Cook it like chicken under a brick, applying the weight of a cast-iron pan to maximize sear and minimize chew. The Healthyish Team, Bon Appetit, "You Can Totally Cook Squid at Home and Here's How," 23 June 2017 But Benjamin Sukle, chef at (Hot 10 alum) Oberlin in Providence, RI, (a state that is to squid what Maine is to lobster) cracked the code: Cook it like chicken under a brick, applying the weight of a cast-iron pan to maximize sear and minimize chew. The Healthyish Team, Bon Appetit, "You Can Totally Cook Squid at Home and Here's How," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of squid

Noun (1)

1613, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for squid

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

superconducting quantum interference device

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squid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of squid

: a sea animal that has a long, thin, soft body and 10 long arms

squid

noun
\ˈskwid \

Kids Definition of squid

: a sea mollusk that is related to the octopus and has a long thin soft body with eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles

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