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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's amazing how quickly everything can change, in the blink of an eyelid literally. So enjoy this moment, and live it with love and passion rather than wasting it with animosity and lethargy. You never know whether or not you may ever get a chance to enjoy such moment again. Enjoy Today!

  2. Ray Catalano:

    If you start to change the environment relatively quickly -- within 100, 150 years ; in evolutionary time, that's a blink of the eye -- what that means is that you're going to change the environment in which human gestations occur.

  3. Andrew Holzman:

    We don’t blink as much when we look at screens, which causes dryness.

  4. 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.

  5. David Hu:

    They've been hypothesized to act as sun shades, dust catchers and blink-reflex triggers, but there's been no really systematic study of what their true benefits are.

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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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