Hint

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 hint at — To give a hint, suggestion, or indication of • • • Main Entry: ↑hint * * * hint at [phrasal verb] hint at (something) : to talk about (something) in an indirect way He s been hinting at the possibility of running for mayor. = He s been hinting at …

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  • 3 Hint — (h[i^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hinting}.] [OE. henten, hinten, to seize, to catch, AS. hentan to pursue, take, seize; or Icel. ymta to mutter, ymtr a muttering, Dan. ymte to whisper. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.] To bring to… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 Hint — Hint, n. A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive. [1913 Webster] Our hint of woe Is common. Shak. [1913 Webster] The hint… …

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  • 6 Hint — can refer to: *Hardware Information Navigational Tool (HINT) *Hierarchical INTegration, a computer benchmark. *Hint (musician), musician Jonathan James, from Sussex, UK. *Font hinting, a process for optimizing the rasterization of vectors *Nord… …

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  • 7 hint — hint·er; hint·ing·ly; hint; …

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  • 8 hint — [n] indication; suggestion adumbration, advice, allusion, announcement, clue, communication, connotation, denotation, evidence, flea in ear*, glimmering, help, idea, implication, impression, inference, information, inkling, innuendo, insinuation …

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  • 9 hint — sb. (itk.), s el. hint, ene (hentydning) …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 hint — I noun adumbration, allusion, clue, connotation, covert allusion, cue, faint outline, faint suggestion, foreshadowing, idea, implication, indication, indirect suggestion, inference, inkling, insinuation, intimation, significatio, slight… …

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  • 12 hint at — index imply, mention, refer (direct attention) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 hint — (n.) c.1600, apparently from obsolete hent, from M.E. hinten to tell, inform (c.1400), from O.E. hentan to seize, from P.Gmc. *hantijanan (Cf. Goth. hinþan to seize ), related to hunt. Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare. The… …

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  • 14 hint — vb intimate, insinuate, imply, *suggest Analogous words: allude, advert, *refer Contrasted words: voice, utter, *express, vent: declare, *assert, affirm, aver, profess …

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  • 15 hint — I UK [hɪnt] / US noun Word forms hint : singular hint plural hints ** 1) [countable] something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly hint that: Was this a hint that he d had enough of her company for… …

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  • 16 hint — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 suggestion ADJECTIVE ▪ big, broad, clear (esp. BrE), heavy, not so subtle (esp. AmE), obvious, strong ▪ He gave a broad hint that he w …

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  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 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… …

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  • 20 Hint — Cet article a pour sujet le groupe de musique Hint. Pour une définition du mot « hint », voir l’article hint du Wiktionnaire. Hint est un groupe de fusion rock chaotique français, originaire d Angers et formé en 1994. Influencé tant par …

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