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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicionnoun

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

  2. hunchverb

    the act of bending yourself into a humped position

  3. hunch, hump, hunch forward, hunch oververb

    round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward


  1. hunchnoun

    A stooped or curled posture; a slouch.

    The old man walked with a hunch.

  2. hunchnoun

    A theory, idea, or guess.

    I have a hunch they'll find a way to solve the problem.

  3. hunchnoun

    A hunk (piece of something)

  4. hunchverb

    To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean.

    Do not hunch over your computer if you want to avoid neck problems.

  5. hunchverb

    To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To HUNCHverb

    Etymology: husch, German.

    Jack’s friends began to hunch and push one another: why don’t you go and cut the poor fellow down? Arbuthnot.

    Thy crooked mind within hunch’d out thy back,
    And wander’d in thy limbs: to thy own kind
    Make love, if thou can’st find it in the world. Dryden.


  1. hunch

    A hunch is a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts or evidence. It is a suspicion or inkling about something, often used when someone believes something to be true, but cannot definitively prove it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunchnoun

    a hump; a protuberance

  2. Hunchnoun

    a lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread

  3. Hunchnoun

    a push or thrust, as with the elbow

  4. Hunchverb

    to push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly

  5. Hunchverb

    to thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hunch

    hunsh, n. a hump, esp. on the back: a lump.—n. Hunch′back, one with a hunch or lump on his back.—adj. Hunch′backed, having a humpback. [The nasalised form of hook; cog. with Ger. hucke, the bent back; cf. Scot. to hunker down, to sit on one's heels with the knees bent up towards the chin.]


  1. Hunch

    Hunch is a consumer web application that is building the “taste graph” of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity. An entity could be a web site, a cookbook, a hotel room, a celebrity, a restaurant, etc.Hunch creates a taste profile by asking them a series of questions which range from serious to profound and subsequently can make recommendations personalized to that user, which live in “topics”.Topics vary widely, from entertaining subjects like ‘Which superhero would you be’ to more conventional questions like ‘Should I Switch to A Mac?’ The system then uses the answers to these questions to offer the user a suggested solution, a “hunch” of what the user would like.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hunch in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' ''When phantom Bible passages turn dangerousPeople may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well.Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say.Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity.Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since.But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  2. Chris Antony:

    I live pretty much right opposite the owners house, i had a hunch that something wasnt right because I was sitting outside and I could see the movement up in the trees and just knew something was wrong. I told my husband about it but he didnt believe me and then I kept an eye out because I have got a phobia of snakes.

  3. Daniel Blower:

    It's clearly a significant problem and it's rampant, it has always been a problem, but my hunch is that (drowsy driving) has probably increased.

  4. Dyan Cannon:

    My hunch was that it did n’t have anything to do with drugs. It was an inside out job.

  5. Jon Choi:

    My strong hunch is that AI assistants will become standard tools for lawyers in the near future, and law schools should prepare their students for that eventuality, of course, if law professors want to continue to test simple recall of legal rules and doctrines, they’ll need to put restrictions in place like banning the internet during exams to enforce that.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. vigorish
    • B. pluck
    • C. recital
    • D. snap

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