Definitions for: Hint

[n] an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
[n] a slight indication
[n] an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
[n] a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
[n] a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
[v] drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Webster (1913) Definition: Hint, 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 mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to
suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.

Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike. --Pope.

Syn: To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.

Hint, v. i.
To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to
allude vaguely to something.

We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. --Tennyson.

To hint at, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or

Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch.

Hint, n.
A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a
suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or
explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

Our hint of woe Is common. --Shak.

The hint malevolent, the look oblique. --Hannah More.

Syn: Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion.

Synonyms: breath, clue, confidential information, intimation, jot, lead, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, steer, suggest, suggestion, tinge, tip, touch, trace, wind

See Also: adumbrate, advert, allude, clue in, convey, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance, impart, indicant, indication, insinuate, intimate, proffer, proposition, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, spark, suggestion, touch

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