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Meaning of "squib" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SQUIB

Probably imitative of a quick light explosion.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SQUIB

squib  [skwɪb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SQUIB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Squib is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb squib in English.

WHAT DOES SQUIB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Squib

Squib or Squibb may refer to: ▪ Squib ▪ Squib ▪ Squib ▪ Squib ▪ Squib ▪ Squib ▪ Squib, Kentucky ▪ Squib kick, a football play ▪ Squib load, a firearm malfunction ▪ Squib sailboat ▪ Squibs, a 1921 film starring Betty Balfour ▪ Squibs, a 1935 remake film also starring Balfour ▪ Squib, a tentacle monster from the webshow Baman Piderman...

Definition of squib in the English dictionary

The first definition of squib in the dictionary is a firework, usually having a tube filled with gunpowder, that burns with a hissing noise and culminates in a small explosion. Other definition of squib is a firework that does not explode because of a fault; dud. Squib is also a short witty attack; lampoon.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SQUIB

PRESENT

Present
I squib
you squib
he/she/it squibs
we squib
you squib
they squib
Present continuous
I am squibbing
you are squibbing
he/she/it is squibbing
we are squibbing
you are squibbing
they are squibbing
Present perfect
I have squibbed
you have squibbed
he/she/it has squibbed
we have squibbed
you have squibbed
they have squibbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been squibbing
you have been squibbing
he/she/it has been squibbing
we have been squibbing
you have been squibbing
they have been squibbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I squibbed
you squibbed
he/she/it squibbed
we squibbed
you squibbed
they squibbed
Past continuous
I was squibbing
you were squibbing
he/she/it was squibbing
we were squibbing
you were squibbing
they were squibbing
Past perfect
I had squibbed
you had squibbed
he/she/it had squibbed
we had squibbed
you had squibbed
they had squibbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been squibbing
you had been squibbing
he/she/it had been squibbing
we had been squibbing
you had been squibbing
they had been squibbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will squib
you will squib
he/she/it will squib
we will squib
you will squib
they will squib
Future continuous
I will be squibbing
you will be squibbing
he/she/it will be squibbing
we will be squibbing
you will be squibbing
they will be squibbing
Future perfect
I will have squibbed
you will have squibbed
he/she/it will have squibbed
we will have squibbed
you will have squibbed
they will have squibbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been squibbing
you will have been squibbing
he/she/it will have been squibbing
we will have been squibbing
you will have been squibbing
they will have been squibbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would squib
you would squib
he/she/it would squib
we would squib
you would squib
they would squib
Conditional continuous
I would be squibbing
you would be squibbing
he/she/it would be squibbing
we would be squibbing
you would be squibbing
they would be squibbing
Conditional perfect
I would have squib
you would have squib
he/she/it would have squib
we would have squib
you would have squib
they would have squib
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been squibbing
you would have been squibbing
he/she/it would have been squibbing
we would have been squibbing
you would have been squibbing
they would have been squibbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you squib
we let´s squib
you squib
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to squib
Past participle
squibbed
Present Participle
squibbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SQUIB

squeteague
squibbed
squibbing
squid
squidded
squidding
squidge
squidgier
squidgiest
squidgy
squiffed
squiffer
squiffier
squiffiest
squiffy
squiggle
squiggler
squiggly
squilgee
squill

WORDS THAT END LIKE SQUIB

ad-lib
bib
Carib
crib
damp squib
dib
fib
gib
glib
Hib
jib
lib
Maghrib
mib
nib
pen nib
rib
sahib
sib
Women´s Lib

Synonyms and antonyms of squib in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «squib» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SQUIB

Find out the translation of squib to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of squib from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «squib» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

爆管
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

squib
570 millions of speakers

English

squib
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पटाखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سخرية لاذعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

петарда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rojão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পটকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pétard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Squib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Knallfrosch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

爆竹
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

풍자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Squib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pháo thăng thiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருவிழாவே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्क्वॉब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

maytap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

petardo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

satyra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

петарда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

petardă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

squib
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sisser
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tändsatsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

squib
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of squib

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SQUIB»

The term «squib» is regularly used and occupies the 86.943 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SQUIB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «squib» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «squib» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about squib

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SQUIB»

Discover the use of squib in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to squib and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hugs & shrugs: the continuing saga of a tiny owl named Squib
The third of a projected ten volume series in which Squib feels incomplete. The tiny owl becomes whole again when he discovers his missing piece--inner-peace.
Larry Shles, 1987
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The 'Squib' of Searchfoot: An Unedited Little Work which ...
I found the manuscript of Cervantes's ' Squib.' D. Vicente de los Rios, in the life of this writer, says as follows: ' Knowing that the “Quijote” was read by those who understood it not, and that they who could understand did not read it, ...
‎1849
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Aliens in My Nest: Squib Meets the Teen Creature
The story explores the effect of Andrew's new behavior on Squib and the entire family unit.
Larry Shles, 1988
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Operation Of Fire Protection Systems
The squib-actuated system is a preprimed deluge system with a squib-operated deluge valve, a system of piping preprimed with water, specially capped nozzles and/or rupture discs, and an ultra-high-speed flame detection system. Developed  ...
Arthur E. Cote, 2003
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The squib-book; an impartial account of the Liverpool ...
THE SQUIB-BOOK; BEING AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE MARCH, 1820, CONTAINING THE ADDRESSES, SONGS, SQUIBS, OF EACH PARTY DURING THE CONTEST. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED Cfje iUU) of mt ttiOM, CANDIDATES ...
Squib-book, 1820
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Farley Mowat: Writing the Squib
John Orange's detailed biography of Mowat follows this “anti-authoritarian, intensely nationalistic, environmentally aware, and passionately romantic” writer's life from his early childhood years to the present day, offering a ...
John Orange, 1995
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The squib-book, a collection of the addresses, songs, ...
THE SQUIB-BOOK, IBIS A COLLECTION or THE AND OTHER PAPERS ISSUED DURING TBE At Liverpool, in June, 1818. CANDIDATES. RIGHT HON. GEORGE CANNING. GENERAL GASCOYNE. LORD SEFTON. LIVERPOOL : Printed <Sf ...
Squib-book, 1818
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The 'squib' or searchfoot ... publ. by A. de Castro, tr. by ...
THE. SQUIB. OR. SEAECHFOOT1. Wherein is related what happened to the author, when he was travelling to Toledo with a bachelor whom he chanced to meet. WELL, as I was on my way to Toledo, a few yards from Toledo bridge, I saw  ...
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Adolfo de Castro y Rossi, 1849
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The Squib Annual of Poetry, Politics, and Personalities, for ...
Ideas from all he tastes and touches ; Like rabbits which we see in hutehes, Kindle so fast by nature's habit, They come, like green meat to a rabbit. By this new plan of education, Spite of our studies, books, and shelves, Although ' wise in our ...
‎1836
10
Political Horse-Racing and Presidential Contest. [A ...
Over the sands of Genrgia the Crawford bounded with the switness of the Antelope; and as he passed through Augusta, a Zealot fired at him a squib, charged with Federalism, but if the contents even scratched him, the wound was instantly ...
O'KELLY (of Richmond, Va.), 1825

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SQUIB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term squib is used in the context of the following news items.
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Three boys in a squib take on the mighty Cowes Classics
The boys will be racing the RVYC Squib 'Alice', Sail number 777. The Squib is a 19ft fixed keelboat with mace coloured sails. They have been busy this week ... «On The Wight, Jul 15»
2
PM: It's a damp squib
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday described as “a damp squib” allegations made by Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Jack Warner in ... «Trinidad News, Jul 15»
3
Done with Cards Against Humanity? Squib is a version of Ruby for …
Let me know if you end up making your own game with Squib and share the links in the comments. ➤ Squib [Andy Meneely]. Read next: Resources to help you ... «The Next Web, Jun 15»
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It's fireworks we want, George Osborne, not another damp squib
For those who used to complain that the last government was insufficiently bold in its policy agenda for the UK economy, George Osborne, the Chancellor, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Westside Container Village 'a damp squib': National Capital Authority
The head of the National Capital Authority has labelled the new Westside Container Village a "damp squib" and revealed the authority raised its concerns about ... «The Canberra Times, May 15»
6
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Damp squib, a million dollar one
Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Damp squib, a million dollar one. Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, for all the hype around it, might not have done enough for the sport. «The Indian Express, May 15»
7
BJP's kisan rally a damp squib
In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari was forced to spell out the 'merits' of the Land ... «The Hindu, Apr 15»
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So far, not so good, after a Friday damp squib
Good Friday proved to be an early Easter washout for retailers, as bad weather triggered a near-16 per cent fall in the number of shoppers. It had been throught ... «The Times, Apr 15»
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Opposition hits out at Mufti government's Budget, terms it a 'damp …
JAMMU: Opposition Congress and National Conference today said the maiden budget of PDP-BJP government was a "damp squib" and despite having one of ... «Economic Times, Mar 15»
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Sir Alex Ferguson's horse Rainy City proves a damp squib with fifth …
The charity race at Cheltenham is supposed to be all about the taking part - except when serial winners Sir Alex Ferguson and multi-champion trainer Paul ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»

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