2 a slight indication [syn: clue]
3 a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" [syn: touch, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon]
5 an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind] v : drop a hint; intimate by a hint [syn: suggest]
EtymologyFrom obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *khantijanan.
- /hɪnt/, /hInt/
- Rhymes: -ɪnt
- A clue.
- I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
- A small, barely detectable amount of.
- This entry requires a hint of irony.
- Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines
of the font's glyphs
should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a
visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known
- This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.
- to scatter
- A cukrász porcukrot hint a süteményre.
Hint can refer to:
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