Definitions for blink
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blink.
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictationverb
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
blink, wink, nictitate, nictateverb
briefly shut the eyes
"The TV announcer never seems to blink"
wink, blink, blink awayverb
force to go away by blinking
"blink away tears"
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkleverb
gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"
The act of very quickly closing both eyes and opening them again.
The time needed to close and reopen one's eyes.
A text formatting feature that causes text to disappear and reappear as a form of visual emphasis.
To close and reopen both eyes quickly.
The loser in the staring game is the person who blinks first.
To flash headlights on a car.
An urban legend claims that gang members will attack anyone who blinks them.
To send a signal with a lighting device.
Don't come to the door until I blink twice.
To flash on and off at regular intervals.
The blinking text on the screen was distracting.
To perform the smallest action that could solicit a response.
Etymology: From blinken. Related to blank.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: blincken, Danish.
So politick, as if one eye
Upon the other were a spy;
That to trepan the one to think
The other blind, both strove to blink. Hudibras, p. iii. c. ii.
What’s here! the portrait of a blinking idiot. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Sweet and lovely well,
Shew me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.
His figure such as might his soul proclaim;
One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. Alexander Pope, Iliad.
to wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye
to see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes
to shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp
to turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc
to shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question
to trick; to deceive
a glimpse or glance
gleam; glimmer; sparkle
the dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink
boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them
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
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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The numerical value of blink in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of blink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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.
I was like this was fun, this was something creative for me to do over Christmas break, after it went on the internet, it literally blew up in the blink of an eye … the hate and comments were everywhere. No one can prep you for that kind of thing.
One to three years is a blink of an eye in terms of city developments, so many of these cities still have time to fill and become functional.
People change just in a blink! You won’t get any explanation for that. They change in front of your eyes or behind of your eyes. Just they change unconditionally.
The way that I miss you is like heavy rain drenching every inch of my body, and when I am dry again and forget you I miss missing you, until tears fill my eyes and I blink too fast to remember you until your face flashes before my eyes.
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- примигвам, премигвам, мигам, примигване, миг, миганеBulgarian
- bliknout, mrknutí, blikat, mrknoutCzech
- mit den Augen zwinkern, blinken, Zwinkern, AugenzwinkernGerman
- parpadear, guiñar, titilar, destellar, parpadeoSpanish
- räpyttää silmiä, väläyttää valoja, silmänräpäytys, välkyttää, räpäyttää silmiä, välkkyä, silmänräpäysFinnish
- ciller, cligner des yeux, faire un appel de phares, cligner, clignoterFrench
- priobadh, caog, priob, caogadhScottish Gaelic
- pislant, pislogHungarian
- lampeggiare, segnalare, sbattere le ciglia, battito di cigliaItalian
- 点滅, パッシング, 瞬く, まばたき, チラ見Japanese
- დახუჭვა, ახამხამებს, დახუჭავსGeorgian
- palpabunt, nictor, conniveo, palpebrō, nictoLatin
- трепкам, блиндирамMacedonian
- blunke, blinkeNorwegian
- flitsen, knipperenDutch
- migać, mignąć, mrugać, mrugnąćPolish
- piscar, olhadelaPortuguese
- моргнуть, моргать, мигнуть, мигать, мигRussian
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