Definition of Squid

1. Noun. (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food.

Exact synonyms: Calamari, Calamary
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Seafood
Geographical relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy



2. Noun. Widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins.
Generic synonyms: Decapod
Specialized synonyms: Loligo, Ommastrephes, Architeuthis, Giant Squid
Terms within: Calamari, Calamary

Definition of Squid

1. n. Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of Loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, Decacerata, Dibranchiata.

Definition of Squid

1. Acronym. '''S'''uperconducting '''qu'''antum '''i'''nterference '''d'''evice. A sensor that uses certain quantum effects to detect small magnetic fields. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order ''Teuthida'', having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles ¹

3. Noun. (context: mildly pejorative) A sailor in the Navy. ¹

4. Noun. (UK slang humorous rare) A quid; one pound sterling. ¹

5. Noun. (slang motorcycling pejorative) A motorcyclist characterized by lack of riding gear, reckless/careless/unsafe riding, especially of sport bikers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squid

1. to fish for squid (ten-armed marine mollusks) [v SQUIDDED, SQUIDDING, SQUIDS]

Medical Definition of Squid

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of Loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, Decacerata, Dibranchiata. Some of these squids are very abundant on the Atlantic coast of North America, and are used in large quantities for bait, especially in the cod fishery. The most abundant of the American squids are the northern squid (Ommastrephes illecebrosus), ranging from Southern new England to Newfoundland, and the southern squid (Loligo Pealii), ranging from Virginia to Massachusetts. 2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid. Flying squid, Giant squid. The striped bass. Origin: Cf. Squirt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squid

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squid (current term)
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squidgiest
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Literary usage of Squid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Invertebrate Zoology: For Laboratories and Seaside Work by William Keith Brooks (1882)
"The eggs of the squid may be examined as examples of partial segmentation. The eggs of the common squid are frequently taken in the trawl or dredge, ..."

2. Publications of the Folk-lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"Early in the morning he was to be seen with his fish-spear and bag woven of pandanus in search of his favorite food. He knew where the small squid hid ..."

3. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"To provide this material a "squid axoplasm project" was undertaken, which occurred in three stages. The first stage was in the summer of 1937, when, ..."

4. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"To provide this material a "squid axoplasm project" was undertaken, which occurred in three stages. The first stage was in the summer of 1937, when, ..."

5. A History of the Island of Newfoundland: Containing a Description of the by Lewis Amadeus Anspach (1819)
"The squid is also called ink-fish, from its singular faculty of throwing up, ... It is taken with nets; but the squid is generally caught with jiggers, ..."

6. Nimrod of the Sea, Or, The American Whaleman by William Morris Davis (1874)
"Long Tom and Reef squid.—Sandwich Islander on Polypus. —Troublesome Tenant. ... First Mate's Story of squid, and Drowning of Captain. • Aug. ..."

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