Definition of 'squirrel'

See related content

Synonyms of "squirrel"
Synonyms of "squirrel"
French Translation of "squirrel"
French Translation of "squirrel"
Word lists "homes and habitations"
Word lists "homes and habitations"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : apricate
Word of the day : apricate
Spanish Translation of "squirrel"
Spanish Translation of "squirrel"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Image of 'squirrel'

picture of squirrel
© Eric Isselee, shutterstock

Example sentences containing 'squirrel'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
For any company the temptation to squirrel away funds is powerful. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Expect to see wildlife such as roe deer and red squirrels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The lack of human intervention makes it a practical solution in areas with high grey squirrel populations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can see why squirrel language occurs so frequently in scientific writing. Porush, David A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)What would the few remaining red squirrels say about that? Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the bag were two rabbits and a squirrel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our little man enjoyed seeing the squirrels and birds on our various jaunts around the area. The Sun (2014) Red squirrels need protection from all sorts of things that impact on their survival. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The grey squirrels are going to win. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are pests in the wild and are endangering the natural red squirrel. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Red squirrels dashed from branch to branch. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)Research shows that the geographical spread of the virus and the grey squirrel are virtually identical. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Japanese deer and rare red squirrels roam the woodland. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In my garden there is a bird feeder for the birds and a squirrel feeder for the squirrels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Can you spot a red squirrel? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We haven't seen a squirrel in weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)After all, why squirrel away money when there are holidays to pay for and designer shoes to buy? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Plans to force banks to squirrel away more cash in the good times were already on the agenda in Brussels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The episode looks at unusual traits animals use to survive - including ground squirrels that eat the discarded skins of snakes to mask their scent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I can see squirrels outside my window and it makes me think a little bit of Wales is out there. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On the trails or a three-mile circuit of the loch, you might see roe deer or red squirrels. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'squirrel'

Trends of 'squirrel'

Used Occasionally. squirrel is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'squirrel'

British English: squirrel /ˈskwɪrəl/ NOUN
A squirrel is a small furry wild animal with a long bushy tail.
  • American English: squirrel
  • Arabic: سِنْجَاب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esquilo
  • Chinese: 松鼠
  • Croatian: vjeverica
  • Czech: veverka
  • Danish: egern
  • Dutch: eekhoorn
  • European Spanish: ardilla
  • Finnish: orava
  • French: écureuil
  • German: Eichhörnchen
  • Greek: σκίουρος
  • Italian: scoiattolo
  • Japanese: リス
  • Korean: 다람쥐
  • Norwegian: ekorn
  • Polish: wiewiórka
  • European Portuguese: esquilo
  • Romanian: veveriță
  • Russian: белка
  • Spanish: ardilla
  • Swedish: ekorre
  • Thai: กระรอก
  • Turkish: sincap
  • Ukrainian: білка
  • Vietnamese: con sóc


Definition of squirrel from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access