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

Wiktionary

  1. squirrel(Noun)

    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. squirrel(Noun)

    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. squirrel(Noun)

    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. 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

    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. Squirrel(verb)

    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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Numerology

  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. Scott Wagner:

    Tracy and I offer our condolences to the families of the victims whose lives were lost today in Squirrel Hill, this type of violence is sickening and has no place in our society.

  2. 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.

  3. Ian Miller:

    Were it not for the asteroid, humans would never have evolved, one message I would like people to take from this is that their earliest ancestors - and by ancestors we're talking fuzzy little squirrel-like critters - had their origins in the wake of the extinction of the dinosaurs.

  4. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    You can get a goat to climb tree, but you’d be better off hiring a squirrel.

  5. Karen Crawford:

    I have never seen anything like it before. The squirrel had its paw raised and the bird had its beak wide open, it was like they were going to have a fight. Karen Crawford, 59, captured the face-off as the pair appeared to be having a row over a handful of nuts on a tree trunk. In the shot, the red squirrel is perched vertically on a tree stump with its paw in the air, as the bird sits on the other side with its beak wide open. (Credit: SWNS) Perhaps even more remarkable, Crawford admitted she did not even realize she took the photos until she got home. I thought wow when I got home and saw the picture and the reaction I have had to it has been really strong.

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