What does squirrel mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squirrel(noun)

    a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail

  2. squirrel(noun)

    the fur of a squirrel


  1. squirrel(Noun)

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

  2. squirrel(Noun)

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

  3. squirrel(Noun)

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

    I got a squirrel on the last hole.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squirrel(verb)

    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

  2. Squirrel(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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 colors and species.

    Squirrels live in various countries and are generally small animals with a furry body.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 4, 2017


  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. Lakendra Tookes:

    I’m not gonna sit there and be a victim of some squirrel.

  2. Jerry Coleman:

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

  3. Detective Lieutenant Jason Schmittler:

    Obviously the squirrel attracted some attention but not the types of calls that we were hoping for.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    We don't get an impression that there was purposely efforts ... to hide something or to squirrel away information.

  5. Millicent Fenwick:

    Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

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