6 letter word starting with squ

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squail verb i. To throw sticls at cocks; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly.
squali noun pl. The suborder of elasmobranch fishes which comprises the sharks.
squall noun A sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow., To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled., A loud scream; a harsh cry.
squama noun A scale cast off from the skin; a thin dry shred consisting of epithelium.
squame noun A scale., The scale, or exopodite, of an antenna of a crustacean.
square noun The corner, or angle, of a figure., A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles., Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so, A square piece or fragment., A pane of glass., A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; — used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers., One hundred superficial feet., An area of four sides, generally with houses on each side; sometimes, a solid block of houses; also, an open place or area for public use, as at the meeting or intersection of two or more streets., An instrument having at least one right angle and two or more straight edges, used to lay out or test square work. It is of several forms, as the T square, the carpenter’s square, the try-square., etc., Hence, a pattern or rule., The product of a number or quantity multiplied by itself; thus, 64 is the square of 8, for 8 / 8 = 64; the square of a + b is a2 + 2ab + b2., Exact proportion; justness of workmanship and conduct; regularity; rule., A body of troops formed in a square, esp. one formed to resist a charge of cavalry; a squadron., Fig.: The relation of harmony, or exact agreement; equality; level., The position of planets distant ninety degrees from each other; a quadrate., The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel., The front of a woman’s dress over the bosom, usually worked or embroidered., Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure., Forming a right angle; as, a square corner., Having a shape broad for the height, with rectilineal and angular rather than curving outlines; as, a man of a square frame., Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just., Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing., Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square., Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous., At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; — said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced., To form with four sides and four right angles., To form with right angles and straight lines, or flat surfaces; as, to square mason’s work., To compare with, or reduce to, any given measure or standard., To adjust; to regulate; to mold; to shape; to fit; as, to square our actions by the opinions of others., To make even, so as leave no remainder of difference; to balance; as, to square accounts., To multiply by itself; as, to square a number or a quantity., To hold a quartile position respecting., To place at right angles with the keel; as, to square the yards., To accord or agree exactly; to be consistent with; to conform or agree; to suit; to fit., To go to opposite sides; to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel., To take a boxing attitude; — often with up, sometimes with off.
squash noun An American animal allied to the weasel., A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind., To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush., Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease., Hence, something unripe or soft; — used in contempt., A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.
squawk verb i. To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly., Act of squawking; a harsh squeak., The American night heron. See under Night.
squawl verb i. See Squall.
squeak verb i. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak., To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess., A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly utered, either of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather shoes, or by a pipe or reed.
squeal verb i. To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain., To turn informer; to betray a secret., A shrill, somewhat prolonged cry.
squesy adjective Queasy; nice; squeamish; fastidious; scrupulous.
squier noun A square. See 1st Squire.
squill noun A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion., Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill (S. mutans)., A squilla., A mantis.
squint adjective Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; — said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2., Fig.: Looking askance., To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance., To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; — to be cross-eyed., To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely., To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye., To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes., The act or habit of squinting., A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus., Same as Hagioscope.
squiny verb i. To squint.
squire noun A square; a measure; a rule., A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight., A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire., A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau., A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire., To attend as a squire., To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.
squirm verb i. To twist about briskly with contor/ions like an eel or a worm; to wriggle; to writhe.
squirr verb t. See Squir.
squirt verb t. To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice; as, to squirt water., To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; — said of liquids., Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate., An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force., A small, quick stream; a jet.
squiry noun The body of squires, collectively considered; squirarchy.