Squid meaning

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The definition of a squid is a long thin, meat eating marine creature with eight arms and two long tentacles.

An example of a squid is the creature featured in the movie The Beast in 1996.

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Any of various marine cephalopod mollusks of several families of the superorder Decapodiformes (or Decabrachia), having a usually elongated body, eight arms and two tentacles, a reduced or absent internal shell, and a pair of fins.
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A device that measures minute changes in magnetic flux by means of one or more Josephson junctions, often used to detect extremely small changes in magnetic fields, electric currents, and voltages.
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Any of a number of long, slender, carnivorous cephalopod sea mollusks (esp. order Teuthoidea) having eight arms and two long tentacles: small squid are used as food and for fish bait.
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To take on an elongated squidlike shape due to strong air pressure.
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To fish for squid or with squid as bait.
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An electronic device for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields and currents, esp. the minute ones in and around the brain and heart.
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(Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) An electronic detection system that uses Josephson junction circuits. It is capable of detecting extremely weak signals.In 2013, D-Wave co-founder and chief scientist Eric Ladizinsky said that the SQUID was the first object to demonstrate weird quantum phenomenon at the macroscopic level rather than only the microscopic plane. For example, current in a wire can be observed moving in both directions at the same time. See Josephson junction and quantum computing.
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Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles.
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A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
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(mildly pejorative) A sailor in the Navy.
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(UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.

Can you lend me five squid? I feel like a bacon sarnie.

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(slang, motorcycling, pejorative) A motorcyclist characterized by lack of riding gear, reckless/careless/unsafe riding, especially of sport bikers.
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Superconducting quantum interference device. A sensor that uses certain quantum effects to detect small magnetic fields.
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Origin of squid

  • s(uperconducting) qu(antum) i(nterference) d(evice)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Possibly a blend of stupid and quick; "stupid, quick, under-dressed and imminently dead", a claimed origin, is probably a backronym Derived from "squirrelly kid"
    From Wiktionary
  • Unknown. Perhaps related to squirt
    From Wiktionary