AskDefine | Define squint

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squint adj : (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" [syn: askance, askant, asquint, squint-eyed, squinty, sidelong] n : abnormal alignment of one or both eyes [syn: strabismus]

Verb

1 partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten each other" [syn: squinch, cross one's eyes]
2 be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus

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Verb

  1. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight
  2. To look or glance sideways
  3. To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus
  4. intransitive Scottish To be not quite straight, off-centred. Most famous is the acclaimed "squinty" bridge in Glasgow. This term may be peculiarly Scottish.

Translations

To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight
To look or glance sideways
To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions

Noun

  1. An expression in which the eyes are partly closed
  2. The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, because of strabismus
    He looks handsome although he's got a slight squint.
  3. A quick or sideways glance.
  4. A hagioscope.
  5. An offset of transmission from the normal of a phased array antenna.

Translations

An expression in which the eyes are partly closed
The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, because of strabismus
A quick or sideways glance
Russian: косой взгляд (kosój vzgl'ád)
A hagioscope
An offset of transmission from the normal of a phased array antenna

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