To hint at
Hint Hint, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something. [1913 Webster]

We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To hint at}, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.

Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hint — Hint, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something. [1913 Webster] We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] {To hint at}, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously. Syn: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hint — I. v. a. Suggest, intimate, insinuate, allude to, refer to, hint at, glance at, just mention, give an inkling of. II. n. Intimation, suggestion, insinuation, allusion, slight mention …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • hint — [hint] n. [prob. var. of HENT] 1. a slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion [a hint that we should leave] 2. a very small amount or degree; trace [a hint of spice] 3. Obs. an… …   English World dictionary

  • hint — ► NOUN 1) a slight or indirect indication. 2) a very small trace. 3) a small piece of practical information. ► VERB 1) indicate indirectly. 2) (hint at) be a slight indication of …   English terms dictionary

  • hint — [[t]hɪ̱nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ hints, hinting, hinted 1) N COUNT: oft N that A hint is a suggestion about something that is made in an indirect way. The Minister gave a strong hint that the government were thinking of introducing tax concessions for mothers …   English dictionary

  • hint — hinter, n. /hint/, n. 1. an indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue: Give me a hint as to his identity. 2. a very slight or hardly noticeable amount; soupçon: a hint of garlic in the salad dressing. 3. perceived indication or suggestion;… …   Universalium

  • hint — hint1 [hınt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from hent act of seizing (16 17 centuries), from Old English hentan to seize ] 1.) something that you say or do to suggest something to someone, without telling them directly ▪ There have been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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