What does squeak mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeaknoun

    a short high-pitched noise

    "the squeak of shoes on powdery snow"

  2. close call, close shave, squeak, squeaker, narrow escapeverb

    something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

  3. whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreakverb

    make a high-pitched, screeching noise

    "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"


  1. squeaknoun

    A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals.

  2. squeaknoun

    A card game similar to group solitaire.

  3. squeakverb

    To emit a short, high-pitched sound.

  4. squeakverb

    To inform, to squeal.

  5. squeakverb

    To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner.

  6. squeakverb

    To empty the pile of 13 cards a player deals to themself in the card game of the same name.

  7. squeakverb

    To win or progress by a narrow margin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Squeaknoun

    A shrill quick cry; a cry of pain.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Ran cow and calf, and family of hogs,
    In panick horrour of pursuing dogs:
    With many a deadly grunt and doleful squeak,
    Poor swine! as if their pretty hearts wou’d break. Dryden.

  2. To Squeakverb

    Etymology: sqwaka, Swedish.

    The sheeted dead
    Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. William Shakespeare.

    Cart wheels squeak not when they are liquored. Francis Bacon.

    I see the new Arion sail,
    The lute still trembling underneath thy nail:
    At thy well sharpen’d thumb from shore to shore,
    The trebles squeak for fear, the bases roar. Dryden.

    Blunderbusses planted in every loop-hole, go off constantly at the squeaking of a fiddle and the thrumming of a guitar. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.

    Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch? Addison.

    How like brutes organs are to ours;
    They grant, if higher pow’rs think fit,
    A bear might soon be made a wit;
    And that for any thing in nature,
    Pigs might squeak love-odes, dogs bark satyr. Matthew Prior.

    In florid impotence he speaks,
    And as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks. Alexander Pope.

    Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the squeaking pigs of . Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.


  1. Squeak

    Squeak is an object-oriented, class-based, and reflective programming language. It was derived from Smalltalk-80 by a group that included some of Smalltalk-80's original developers, initially at Apple Computer, then at Walt Disney Imagineering, where it was intended for use in internal Disney projects. The group would later go on to be supported by HP labs, SAP, and most recently, Y Combinator. Squeak runs on a virtual machine (VM), allowing for a high degree of portability. The Squeak system includes code for generating a new version of the VM on which it runs, along with a VM simulator written in Squeak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squeakverb

    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

  2. Squeakverb

    to break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess

  3. Squeaknoun

    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


  1. Squeak

    The Squeak programming language is a dialect of Smalltalk. It is object-oriented, class-based and reflective. It was derived directly from Smalltalk-80 by a group at Apple Computer that included some of the original Smalltalk-80 developers. Its development was continued by the same group at Walt Disney Imagineering, where it was intended for use in internal Disney projects. Squeak is available for many platforms, and programs produced on one platform run bit-identical on all other platforms. The Squeak system includes code for generating a new version of the virtual machine on which it runs. It also includes a VM simulator written in Squeak itself. For this reason, it is easily ported.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squeak

    skwēk, v.i. to utter a shrill and usually short cry.—n. a sudden, shrill cry.—v.i. Squawk, to utter a harsh cry: (U.S.) to back out in a mean way.—n. a loud squeak.—n. Squeak′er, one who squeaks: a young bird.—adv. Squeak′ingly.—A narrow squeak, a narrow escape. [Imit.; cf. Sw. sqväka, to croak, Ger. quieken, to squeak.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squeak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squeak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of squeak in a Sentence

  1. Brooks Koepka:

    Rory didnt play the way he wanted to today, but still its so much fun to watch him play, you kind of get glued watching him hit balls. I mean, its mesmerizing watching him hit. You know its always nice to squeak out a victory over probably the best player right now.

  2. Anita Chen:

    Piglets are very attached to people, they will constantly squeak to make you play with it or feed it.

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