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Definitions for squirrel
ˈskwɜr əl, ˈskwʌr-; esp. Brit. ˈskwɪr əlsquir·rel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squirrelnoun

    a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail

  2. squirrelnoun

    the fur of a squirrel

Wiktionary

  1. squirrelnoun

    Any of the rodents of the family Sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail.

    Etymology: From esquirel, from escurel (whence French écureuil), from scuriolus, diminutive of scurius, variant of sciurus, from σκίουρος.

  2. squirrelnoun

    A freezoner or other who fails to apply L Ron Hubbard's technology as is considered appropriate.

    Etymology: From esquirel, from escurel (whence French écureuil), from scuriolus, diminutive of scurius, variant of sciurus, from σκίουρος.

  3. squirrelnoun

    The completion of a hole with a score of nine (9).

    I got a squirrel on the last hole.

    Etymology: From esquirel, from escurel (whence French écureuil), from scuriolus, diminutive of scurius, variant of sciurus, from σκίουρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squirrelverb

    any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridae. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows

    Etymology: [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si`oyros; skia` shade + o'yra` tail. Cf. Shine, v. i.]

  2. Squirrelverb

    one of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder

    Etymology: [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si`oyros; skia` shade + o'yra` tail. Cf. Shine, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Squirrel

    Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among living rodent families.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squirrel

    skwir′el, n. a nimble, reddish-brown, rodent little animal with hairy tail and large eyes, mainly of arboreal habit.—ns. Squirr′el-fish, a holocentroid tropical fish; Squirr′el-tail, any one of several grasses of the genus Hordeum, with long hair-like awns: a cap of squirrel-skins, with a tail hanging down behind. [O. Fr. escurel—Low L. scurellus, dim. of L. sciurus—Gr. skiourosskia, shade, oura, tail.]

Editors Contribution

  1. squirrel

    A type of animal created and produced in various species and colors.

    Grey squirrels are found in various countries around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squirrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squirrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of squirrel in a Sentence

  1. Robert Blackburn:

    He's a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated human being that came into this world as a child of God, god made the squirrel and the robin and the mountain stream, and God said,' That's good.'.

  2. Jerry Coleman:

    Sometimes, big trees grow out of acorns. I think I heard that from a squirrel.

  3. Euan Rannachan:

    The shark in my image is a female and her name is Squirrel. Wed been with her for a while. We have these people on the boat called shark wranglers and they throw these two-foot chunks of tuna to get the shark close to the surface.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.

  5. The RSPCA:

    We were incredibly sad to have to put this squirrel to sleep but were left with no choice due to changes in legislation in 2019 making it illegal to release gray squirrels back into the wild, we do not agree with this law and opposed it, but legally we have to comply.

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