hint definition

  • noun:
    • a small indicator or intimation: wished to prevent any hint of scandal.
    • a short or indirect recommendation; a tip: stock-trading hints.
    • A statement conveying information in an indirect style; an idea: Offer me personally a hint in regards to the huge development.
    • A barely perceptible amount: simply a hint of shade.
    • Archaic An occasion; the opportunity.
    • an idea.
    • A tacit recommendation that prevents an immediate statement.
    • a tiny, barely noticeable amount of.
    • Information in a computer-based font that recommends how the outlines associated with font's glyphs must be distorted being produce, at particular sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also called hinting.
    • An opportunity; event; fit time.
    • A remote allusion; minor mention; intimation; insinuation; an indication or note, without a complete declaration or explanation; also, an event or motive.
    • An act of exertion; a snatch: because, in a hint, in an instant.
    • the opportunity; a fit time.
    • an indicator made ultimately; a covert advice or implication; an indirect sign, conveyed by-speech, motion, activity, or situation, whether intentional or accidental.
    • Synonyms See sign, v. t.
    • a slight indication
    • a small but appreciable quantity
    • a just noticeable quantity
    • an indication of possible possibility
    • an indirect suggestion
  • verb-transitive:
    • to point or make known in an indirect fashion.
    • To bring in your thoughts by a small mention or remote allusion; to recommend in an indirect way.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to offer a hint: would not hint during the real reason for the meeting. See Synonyms at recommend.
    • to create an indirect guide, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
  • verb:
    • To advise tacitly without an immediate declaration; to supply a clue.
    • to produce and add hints to a font.
    • drop a hint; romantic by a hint
  • others:
    • To put your hands on; seize; snatch: a dialectal variation of hent.
    • To advise in an indirect way; indicate by allusion or implication; offer a hint of.
    • Synonyms 2. Hint, Intimate, Suggest, Insinuate. To hint is communicate a thought into the lightest feasible fashion, and particularly by implication; to allow a person's thought be known in an indirect, hesitating, or partial fashion. To intimate should convey an individual's meaning even more plainly than by a hint, but still circuitously or clearly. Recommend has a somewhat wide range, often meaning simply the just like propose or remind (one) of, and ranging down seriously to the meaning of hint: because, to advise an idea; to advise multiple states. Insinuate happens to be generally speaking found in a negative feeling; when used in a great good sense, it indicates pains taken and delicacy of skill. Suggestions and insinuations are often covert, intimations often, suggestions rarely. An innuendo is a peculiarly dark, crafty, or indicate insinuation.
    • In order to make an indirect research, advice, or allusion.
    • Synonyms Allude (to), Refer (to), etc. See advert, v. we.
    • Behind.

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