Meaning of “squid” in the English Dictionary

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"squid" in British English

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squidnoun [ C or U ]

uk /skwɪd/ us /skwɪd/ plural squid

Examples from literature

  • A giant squid fights a whale. 
  • Instead of the fish they were hoping for, they caught a 13-meter-long squid, the biggest ever found! 
  • Its mouth, however, was a lot smaller than those of other squids that have been found. 
  • So, although it is the biggest squid ever caught, this squid could probably have grown even bigger! 
  • Today, we think krakens were really giant squids. 

(Definition of “squid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squid" in American English

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squidnoun [ C/U ]

us /skwɪd/ plural squid

an edible sea creature that has a long body with eight arms and two tentacles (= arm-like parts) around the mouth:

(Definition of “squid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)