hint, intimation, breath(noun)
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
a slight indication
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
trace, hint, suggestion(noun)
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(verb)
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
a tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement
he said it to hint' that my breath smelt
a small, barely detectable amount of
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 as hinting
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 suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue
She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
to develop and add hints to a font
The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
Origin: From obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *khantijanan.
to bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion
to make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something
a remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive
Hint is musician Jonathan James, hailing from Sussex in the UK. His music has been released on independent record labels and his catalogue includes work which has found favour amongst DJs and fans from various underground music scenes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hint, n. a distant or indirect allusion: slight mention: insinuation.—v.t. to bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion: to allude to.—v.i. to make an indirect or remote allusion: to allude.—adv. Hint′ingly.—Hint at, to allude to obscurely. [A.S. hentan, to seize.]
Apparently in stealth mode. Site mentions a “private Beta.” Got a lot of blogosphere attention preemptively alerting Gawker users their accounts had been compromised, see http://opensource.com/life/10/12/what-hintio-and-why-are-they-emailing-you&sc_cid=70160000000T2fZAAS
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'hint' in Nouns Frequency: #1870
The numerical value of hint in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of hint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That's a hint of a whisper of a curl.
This is good. I'd say a hint of blackcurrant.
I'll give you a hint: it's called a crush for a reason
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
It is a very deliberate signal both to hint at the extent of U.S. evidence about this hack as well as to put China on notice of the U.S. desire to see China cooperating.
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- nápověda, vodítko, náznak, narážka, klíčCzech
- dar un indicio, indirectaSpanish
- hitunen, vihje, vihjata, vihjaista, aavistusFinnish
- soupçon, indication, faire allusionFrench
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- pista, indicioGalician
- aiuto, allusione, suggerimento, dritta, indizio, accennoItalian
- ヒント, ほのめかす, 手がかりJapanese
- tīwhiri, whakamōhioMāori
- hinte, antydeNorwegian
- toque, quêPortuguese
- подсказка, намекать, шанс, возможность, намёк, наводка, намекнуть, случайRussian
- vink, antydan, ledtrådSwedish
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