Definitions for WINKwɪŋk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to close and open one or both eyes quickly.
to close and open one eye quickly as a hint or signal or with some sly or humorous intent.
(of the eyes) to close and open quickly; blink.
to shine with little flashes of light; twinkle:
city lights winking in the distance.
(v.t.)to close and open (one or both eyes) quickly.
to drive or force by winking (usu. fol. by back or away):
to wink back tears.
to signal or convey by a wink:
to wink hello.
wink at, to ignore (misdeeds or wrongdoing) deliberately.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)an act of winking.
a winking movement, esp. of one eye.
a hint or signal given by winking.
the time taken by one wink; an instant; a twinkling.
a little flash of light; twinkle.
the least bit:
I didn't sleep a wink last night.
Origin of wink:
bef. 900; ME; OE wincian, c. OS winkan, OHG winchan to wave, signal
blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute(noun)
a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
closing one eye quickly as a signal
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation(verb)
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
signal by winking
"She winked at him"
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)
gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"
blink, wink, nictitate, nictate(verb)
briefly shut the eyes
"The TV announcer never seems to blink"
wink, blink, blink away(verb)
force to go away by blinking
"blink away tears"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to quickly close and open one eye
Did he just wink at me?; "Just kidding," she said with a wink.
An act of winking (a blinking of only one eye), or a message sent by winking.
A brief time; an instant.
A brief period of sleep; especially forty winks.
A disc used in the game of tiddlywinks.
To close one's eyes.
To turn a blind eye.
To blink with only one eye as a message, signal, or suggestion.
To send an indication of agreement by winking.
Origin: From winken and winken, from and wincian, from winkanan, from weng-. Cognate with winken, winken. Related also to East Frisian wäänke, Dutch wenken, Latin vacillare, Lithuanian véngti, Albanian , Sanskrit .
to nod; to sleep; to nap
to shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion
to close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink
to give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only
to avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at
to be dim and flicker; as, the light winks
to cause (the eyes) to wink
the act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment
a hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast
A wink is a facial expression made by briefly closing one eye. A wink is an informal mode of non-verbal communication usually signaling shared hidden knowledge or intent, which may also include, in all contexts, sexual attraction.
Wink is a people search engine that searches for profiles across the Web.Wink began in 2004 as a social search engine to use input from other people to influence the relevance of Web pages. But in 2006 Wink changed directions to become a people search engine. At the time there were numerous growing social networks and other places online with limited ability to search. Serving those looking to find old friends or anyone with an active online life, Wink searches about one billion profiles across popular social networks and other destinations.Wink merged with Reunion.com in November, 2008.
Translations for WINK
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to shut and open an eye quickly in friendly greeting, or to show that something is a secret etc
He winks at all the girls who pass; Her father winked at her and said: `Don't tell your mother about the present I bought her.'
- يَغْمِز بِعَيْنِهArabic
- piscar o olhoPortuguese (BR)
- κλείνω το μάτιGreek
- guiñar el ojoSpanish
- چشمک زدنFarsi
- iskeä silmääFinnish
- faire un clin d'œil (à)French
- पलक मारनाHindi
- depla augunumIcelandic
- (strizzare l'occhio)Italian
- 눈을 깜박거리다Korean
- mirkšķināt; piemiegt aciLatvian
- mengenyit mataMalay
- blunke (til)Norwegian
- piscar o olhoPortuguese
- a face cu ochiul (cuiva)Romanian
- blinka [med enaögat]Swedish
- göz kırpmakTurkish
- 眨眼Chinese (Trad.)
- моргати; кліпатиUkrainian
- آنکھ جھپکاناUrdu
- nháy mắtVietnamese
- 眨眼示意Chinese (Simp.)
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