What does WINK mean?

Definitions for WINKwɪŋk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WINK.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. wink(noun)

    closing one eye quickly as a signal

  3. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation(verb)

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  4. wink(verb)

    signal by winking

    "She winked at him"

  5. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

  6. blink, wink, nictitate, nictate(verb)

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

  7. wink, blink, blink away(verb)

    force to go away by blinking

    "blink away tears"


  1. wink(Noun)

    An act of winking (a blinking of only one eye), or a message sent by winking.

  2. wink(Noun)

    A brief time; an instant.

  3. wink(Noun)

    A brief period of sleep; especially forty winks.

  4. wink(Noun)

    A disc used in the game of tiddlywinks.

  5. wink(Verb)

    To close one's eyes.

  6. wink(Verb)

    To turn a blind eye.

  7. wink(Verb)

    To blink with only one eye as a message, signal, or suggestion.

  8. wink(Verb)

    To twinkle.

  9. wink(Verb)

    To send an indication of agreement by winking.

  10. 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 .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wink(verb)

    to nod; to sleep; to nap

  2. Wink(verb)

    to shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion

  3. Wink(verb)

    to close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink

  4. Wink(verb)

    to give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only

  5. Wink(verb)

    to avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at

  6. Wink(verb)

    to be dim and flicker; as, the light winks

  7. Wink(verb)

    to cause (the eyes) to wink

  8. Wink(noun)

    the act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment

  9. Wink(noun)

    a hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast

  10. Origin: [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G. winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan. vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanchn to waver, G. wanken, and perhaps to E. weak; cf. AS. wincel a corner. Cf. Wench, Wince, v. i.]


  1. Wink

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wink

    wingk, v.i. to move the eyelids quickly: to give a hint by winking: to seem not to see, connive at (gener. with at): to flicker, twinkle, sparkle.—v.t. to close and open quickly.—n. act of winking: a hint given by winking.—ns. Wink′-a-peep, the scarlet pimpernel; Wink′er, one who winks: a horse's blinkers: (Shak.) an eye: the winking membrane of a bird's eye, the winking muscle: a small bellows in an organ, regulated by a spring, controlling variations of wind-pressure; Wink′ing, the act of winking.—adv. Wink′ingly.—Forty winks (coll.), a short nap; Like winking (slang), very rapidly; Tip one the wink, to wink to one as a sign of caution, or of mutual understanding, &c. [A.S. wincian (Ger. winken); akin to A.S. wancol, wavering.]


  1. Wink

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WINK in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WINK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stefanie Bagby:

    Santa -- wink, wink.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    I have not slept one wink.

  3. Augusto Maxwell:

    The older rules were nudge-nudge, wink-wink. These rules are very clear.

  4. Eddy M Reyes:

    The moon is a wink of God eye, and the sun is the heat of His heart for our Love.

  5. Eddy M Reyes:

    The moon is a wink of God eye in our darker days, and the sun is the heat of his heart for our LOVE.

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