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

  • hint — I n. 1) to drop, give a hint 2) to take a hint 3) a broad, obvious; delicate, gentle, subtle hint 4) the merest hint 5) a hint about, of (a hint about the answer; a hint of suspicion) 6) a hint that + clause (she dropped a hint that she would… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Hint (musician) — Hint is musician Jonathan James (born 1981), hailing from Sussex in the UK.Hint s music is at the more chilled out, downtempo end of the Ninja Tune roster. Several tracks feature looped acoustic guitar and keyboard sounds and his style has been… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • hint — hint1 [ hınt ] noun ** 1. ) count something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly: hint that: He seemed so relaxed and gave no hint that anything was wrong. take a/the hint (=understand what someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hint — 01. I don t know the answer; could you just give me a little [hint] to help me? 02. Jennifer gave no [hint] that anything was wrong, but apparently things are going quite badly between her and Ted. 03. What did you get me for Christmas? Come on,… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • hint — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. intimation, suggestion, allusion, reference, implication; tip, trace, reminder, insinuation. v. i. suggest, allude, imply, intimate. See information, memory, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An… …   English dictionary for students

  • hint — Synonyms and related words: admonishment, admonition, adumbrate, adumbration, advert, advice, aide memoire, alarm, allegorize, allegory, allude, allude to, allusion, angle, arcane meaning, argue, assistance, assume, assumption, augur, bare… …   Moby Thesaurus

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