squid

noun (1)
\ ˈskwid How to pronounce squid (audio) \
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 How to pronounce SQUID (audio) \

Definition of SQUID (Entry 3 of 3)

: an instrument for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields

Examples of squid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Cod ended up devouring more lobsters and other large invertebrates, which are low in mercury, while the dogfish went for more squid and other cephalopods, which tend to be high in mercury. Linda Carroll, NBC News, "Climate change and overfishing could lead to higher mercury levels in fish," 7 Aug. 2019 That causes squid and butterfish, which aren’t good puffin food, to dominate local waters, Major said. Washington Post, "Atlantic puffins pairs are plentiful this year, Audubon scientist says," 6 Aug. 2019 The birds can suffer when waters warm and squid and butterfish, which aren’t good puffin food, dominate local waters, Major said. Patrick Whittle, The Denver Post, "Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges," 5 Aug. 2019 Tempura selections run the gamut from zucchini and shrimp to squid, chicken and tamagoyaki (a deep-fried Japanese omelet). Daily Pilot, "Marugame Udon’s first Orange County location has grand opening Saturday at South Coast Plaza," 2 Aug. 2019 Ozymandias, the antihero who engineered the squid in the comic, is still scheming and played by Jeremy Irons. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Snowpiercer, Picard, and More Awesome Trailers Hit Comic-Con," 20 July 2019 Place the seafood stock in a saucepan and whisk in the squid ink. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: How to make Bellota’s ‘San Francisco Treat’ Paella," 10 July 2019 Twelve terrific courses in all, including a modernized pancit with squid-ink bihon noodles, ham and calamansi aioli that made me wish the Flores and Kwon’s upcoming restaurant happens sooner than later. Wine dinner at City Winery. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Food Bowl diary: Great events from the first two weeks, plus final week breakdown," 23 Aug. 2019 The Mobhattan features bacon syrup and a bacon garnish; the Black Cadillac works Bombay Sapphire and literal squid ink into a remake of the French 75. al, "Squid Ink happens: Downtown Mobile gets new flavors," 5 Aug. 2019

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 How to pronounce squid (audio) \

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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