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Squint

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Squinta. [Cf. D. schuinte a slope, schuin, schuinsch, sloping, oblique, schuins slopingly. Cf. Askant, Askance, Asquint.].
  •  Looking obliquely.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Looking askance.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
Squintv. i. 
  •  To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some can squint when they will."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
    "Yet if the following sentence means anything, it is a squinting toward hypnotism."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To look with the eyes partly closed.  [PJC]
Squintv. t. 
  •  To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.  [1913 Webster]
    "He . . . squints the eye, and makes the harelid."  [1913 Webster]
Squintn. 
  •  The act or habit of squinting.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Hagioscope.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Squint, v., n., & adj.
--v.
1 intr. have the eyes turned in different directions, have a squint.
2 intr. (often foll. by at) look obliquely or with half-closed eyes.
3 tr. close (one's eyes) quickly, hold (one's eyes) half-shut.
--n.
1 = STRABISMUS.
2 a stealthy or sidelong glance.
3 colloq. a glance or look (had a squint at it).
4 an oblique opening through the wall of a church affording a view of the altar.
5 a leaning or inclination towards a particular object or aim.
--adj.
1 squinting.
2 looking different ways.

Idiom
squint-eyed
1 squinting.
2 malignant, ill-willed.
Derivative
squinter n. squinty adj.
Etymology
ASQUINT: (adj.) perh. f. squint-eyed f. obs. squint (adv.) f. ASQUINT

THESAURUS

Squint

aberration, cast, circuitousness, cock the eye, convergent strabismus, cross-eye, cross-eyedness, crosswiseness, declination, deflection, deflexure, deviance, deviation, deviousness, diagonality, digression, divagation, divergence, esotropia, excursion, exotropia, goggle, heterotropia, indirection, indirectness, look askance, look asquint, nonconformity, obliqueness, obliquity, skew, skewness, squinch, squint the eye, strabismus, transverseness, upward strabismus, vagary, walleye

ROGET THESAURUS

Squint

Vision

VB see, behold, discern, perceive, have in sight, descry, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, ken, get a sight of, have a sight of, catch a sight of, get a glimpse of, have a glimpse of, catch a glimpse of, command a view of, witness, contemplate, speculate, cast the eyes on, set the eyes on, be a spectator of, look on, see sights, see at a glance, look, view, eye, lift up the eyes, open one's eye, look at, look on, look upon, look over, look about one, look round, survey, scan, inspect, run the eye over, run the eye through, reconnoiter, glance round, glance on, glance over turn one's looks upon, bend one's looks upon, direct the eyes to, turn the eyes on, cast a glance, observe, watch, see with one's own eyes, watch for, peep, peer, pry, take a peep, play at bopeep, look full in the face, look hard at, look intently, strain one's eyes, fix the eyes upon, rivet the eyes upon, stare, gaze, pore over, gloat on, leer, ogle, glare, goggle, cock the eye, squint, gloat, look askance.

Dimsightedness

N dimsightedness, dim sight, dull sight half sight, short sight, near sight, long sight, double sight, astigmatic sight, failing sight, dimsightedness, purblindness, lippitude, myopia, presbyopia, confusion of vision, astigmatism, color blindness, chromato pseudo blepsis, Daltonism, nyctalopia, strabismus, strabism, squint, blearedness, day blindness, hemeralopia, nystagmus, xanthocyanopia, xanthopsia, cast in the eye, swivel eye, goggle-eyes, obliquity of vision, winking, nictitation, blinkard, albino, dizziness, swimming, scotomy, cataract, ophthalmia, blinker, screen, deceptio visus, refraction, distortion, illusion, false light, anamorphosis, virtual image, spectrum, mirage, looming, phasma, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, vision, specter, apparition, ghost, ignis fatuus, specter of the Brocken, magic mirror, magic lantern, mirror lens, dim-sighted, myopic, presbyopic, astigmatic, moon-eyed, mope-eyed, blear-eyed, goggle-eyed, gooseberry-eyed, one-eyed, blind of one eye, monoculous, half-blind, purblind, cock-eyed, dim-eyed, mole- eyed, dichroic, blind as a bat, winking.

VB be dimsighted, see double, have a mote in the eye, have a mist before the eyes, have a film over the eyes, see through a prism, see through a glass darkly, wink, blink, nictitate, squint, look askant, askant askance, screw up the eyes, glare, glower, nictate, dazzle, loom.


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