What does blink mean?

Definitions for blink
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blink.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

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

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

  3. wink, blink, blink away(verb)

    force to go away by blinking

    "blink away tears"

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

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

Wiktionary

  1. blink(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  2. blink(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  3. blink(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  4. blink(Verb)

    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. blink(Verb)

    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. blink(Verb)

    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. blink(Verb)

    To flash on and off at regular intervals.

    The blinking text on the screen was distracting.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

  8. blink(Verb)

    To perform the smallest action that could solicit a response.

    Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blink(verb)

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

  2. Blink(verb)

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

  3. Blink(verb)

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

  4. Blink(verb)

    to turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc

  5. Blink(verb)

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

  6. Blink(verb)

    to trick; to deceive

  7. Blink(verb)

    a glimpse or glance

  8. Blink(verb)

    gleam; glimmer; sparkle

  9. Blink(verb)

    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. He Jiankun:

    It would redound to China's everlasting credit if this policy of financing the construction of so many new coal plants in other countries could respectfully be reviewed and reconsidered, perhaps the traffic light that is now showing green could blink yellow and then blink red. And decisions might be made in favor of alternative sources of energy in the way China finances development in other countries.

  2. Kim Young-hee:

    Everything will not be resolved in the blink of an eye, kim Jong Un has put the ball in the U.S. court. He declared denuclearization, and promised to halt nuclear tests.

  3. L.F. Magister:

    Courage is short as life and sudden as the blink of an eye. So enjoy every moment that makes your heart beat faster, cause will be in this moment that you will achieve the true sense of feeling alive.

  4. Mark Bradford:

    I felt like a lot of the progress we’ve made to be inclusive, to make sure little trans kids are safe, was gone in the blink of an eye, i felt like I was making it [an exhibited art piece] in a house that was burning.

  5. Adam Fridman:

    Digital marketing is still largely a frontier, online brands don’t have the staying power traditional brands once did. They require constant curation and content and can be deeply damaged in the blink of an eye.

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Translations for blink

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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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