What does BLINK mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictationverb

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  2. blink, wink, nictitate, nictateverb

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

  3. wink, blink, blink awayverb

    force to go away by blinking

    "blink away tears"

  4. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkleverb

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

Wiktionary

  1. blinknoun

    The act of very quickly closing both eyes and opening them again.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  2. blinknoun

    The time needed to close and reopen one's eyes.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  3. blinknoun

    A text formatting feature that causes text to disappear and reappear as a form of visual emphasis.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  4. blinkverb

    To close and reopen both eyes quickly.

    The loser in the staring game is the person who blinks first.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  5. blinkverb

    To flash headlights on a car.

    An urban legend claims that gang members will attack anyone who blinks them.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  6. blinkverb

    To send a signal with a lighting device.

    Don't come to the door until I blink twice.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  7. blinkverb

    To flash on and off at regular intervals.

    The blinking text on the screen was distracting.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  8. blinkverb

    To perform the smallest action that could solicit a response.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blinkverb

    to wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye

  2. Blinkverb

    to see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes

  3. Blinkverb

    to shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp

  4. Blinkverb

    to turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc

  5. Blinkverb

    to shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question

  6. Blinkverb

    to trick; to deceive

  7. Blinkverb

    a glimpse or glance

  8. Blinkverb

    gleam; glimmer; sparkle

  9. Blinkverb

    the dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink

  10. Blink

    boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them

Freebase

  1. Blink

    Blinking is the rapid closing and opening of the eyelid. It is an essential function of the eye that helps spread tears across and remove irritants from the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva. Blink speed can be affected by elements such as fatigue, eye injury, medication, and disease. The blinking rate is determined by the "blinking center", but it can also be affected by external stimulus. When an animal chooses to blink only one eye as a signal to another in a social setting, it is known as winking. Some animals blink their eyes independently of each other.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blink

    blingk, v.i. to glance, twinkle, or wink: to see obscurely, or with the eyes half-closed: to shine unsteadily.—v.t. to shut out of sight: to avoid or evade.—n. a glimpse, glance, or wink: a momentary gleam of light, a spark.—n. Blink′ard, one who blinks or has bad eyes.—p.adj. Blinked, affected with blinking.—n.pl. Blink′ers, pieces of leather fastened to the cheek-pieces of a horse's head-stall in driving to prevent him seeing in any direction except straightforward. [M. E. a variant of blenk, prob. the same as Blench (q.v.).]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BLINK in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BLINK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of BLINK in a Sentence

  1. Cody McAllister:

    It can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye, she was just out there playing and I was out there and out of nowhere, in the blink of an eye.

  2. Tufts Center for Regenerative:

    You can turn on the light, in this case it's blue light, and you blink this blue light at this tumor, I believe it's 24 hours, and the tumor goes away.

  3. Dick Gregory:

    Nature is not affected by finance. If someone offered you ten thousand dollars to let them touch your eyeball without blinking, you would never collect the money. At the very last moment, Nature would force you to blink your eye. Nature will protect her own.

  4. Linda Ong:

    These apps are a volume play, the prices are so low that fans don’t even blink, which turns each of them into a potential evangelist for more, provided the experience is rewarding. Every time someone uses them, it’s like a free marketing campaign to all of their followers and friends.

  5. Jannique Martinez:

    We noticed a little erratic behavior like these blinking lights that are on a sensor. When my family or any other family leaves or returns to their homes, they all start to blink, when the sensors are activated, loud music begins to play. He switches the music based on the family that is activating the music.

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  • мигане, примигване, премигвам, примигвам, миг, мигамBulgarian
  • bliknout, blikat, mrknutí, mrknoutCzech
  • Augenzwinkern, Zwinkern, mit den Augen zwinkern, blinkenGerman
  • palpebrumiEsperanto
  • guiñar, titilar, parpadear, destellar, parpadeoSpanish
  • silmänräpäys, räpäyttää silmiä, väläyttää valoja, välkyttää, silmänräpäytys, räpyttää silmiä, välkkyäFinnish
  • faire un appel de phares, clignoter, ciller, cligner des yeux, clignerFrench
  • priobadh, caog, priob, caogadhScottish Gaelic
  • מצמץHebrew
  • pislog, pislantHungarian
  • թարթելArmenian
  • lampeggiare, battito di ciglia, sbattere le ciglia, segnalareItalian
  • 瞬く, パッシング, チラ見, まばたき, 点滅Japanese
  • ახამხამებს, დახუჭვა, დახუჭავსGeorgian
  • تروکاندنKurdish
  • nicto, palpebrō, conniveo, nictor, palpabuntLatin
  • блиндирам, трепкамMacedonian
  • blunke, blinkeNorwegian
  • knipperen, flitsenDutch
  • migać, mrugać, mignąć, mrugnąćPolish
  • olhadela, piscarPortuguese
  • ch'illmipakuyQuechua
  • clipiRomanian
  • мигнуть, мигать, миг, моргать, моргнутьRussian
  • blinkaSwedish

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