hint

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 suggestion, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, beg, bespeak, betoken, bid fair, breath, bring to mind, broad hint, cast, catchword, caution, caveat, characterization, characterize, clue, coax, coloration, connotation, connote, cue, cue word, dash, denominate, denomination, denotation, denote, designation, deterrent example, differentiate, differentiation, direction, disclose, disclosure, display, divine, drop a hint, entail, evidence, example, express, expression, final notice, final warning, fingering, fish, flapper, foreshadow, foretoken, gentle hint, gesture, give a hint, give evidence, give prospect of, give the cue, give token, glance at, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, half an idea, hazy idea, help, highlight, hint at, hold out hope, hot lead, idea, identification, identify, implicate, implication, implied meaning, imply, import, importune, impression, index, indicate, indication, indicativeness, infer, inference, infusion, inkling, innuendo, insinuate, insinuation, inspiration, intimate, intimation, involve, ironic suggestion, jogger, key, key word, kick, lead, lesson, lick, look, make fair promise, make likely, manifest, manifestation, mark, mean, mean to say, meaning, memorandum, mention, mere notion, metaphorical sense, monition, moral, naming, nod, note, notice, notification, notion, nuance, nudge, object lesson, occult meaning, overtone, particle, picking out, plead, point indirectly to, point to, pointer, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, prefigure, preindicate, presign, presignal, presignify, press, presume, presumption, presuppose, presupposition, pretypify, promise, prompt, prompter, prompting, raise expectation, refer, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, reveal, sauce, scent, scintilla, seasoning, seek, selection, shade, shadow, shadow forth, show, showing, sign, signal, signification, signify, sip, smack, smattering, smell, sneaking suspicion, solicit, soupcon, spark, specification, spell, spice, spoor, sprinkling, stand fair to, stand for, strain, streak, subsense, subsidiary sense, suggest, suggestion, sup, suppose, supposition, suspicion, symbolism, symptom, symptomaticness, symptomatize, symptomize, taint, take for granted, taste, telltale, tempering, testify, thought, threat, tickler, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tip, tip off, tip-off, token, touch, trace, track, trifle, twang, typify, ultimatum, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, vague idea, vein, verbum sapienti, vestige, warning, warning piece, whiff, whisper, wind, wink

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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 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • hint — hint·er; hint·ing·ly; hint; …   English syllables

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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 — 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… …   Law dictionary

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