What does wink mean?

Definitions for wink
wɪŋkwink

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minutenoun

    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. winknoun

    closing one eye quickly as a signal

  3. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictationverb

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  4. winkverb

    signal by winking

    "She winked at him"

  5. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkleverb

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

  6. blink, wink, nictitate, nictateverb

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

  7. wink, blink, blink awayverb

    force to go away by blinking

    "blink away tears"

Wiktionary

  1. winknoun

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

    Etymology: 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 .

  2. winknoun

    A brief time; an instant.

    Etymology: 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 .

  3. winknoun

    A brief period of sleep; especially forty winks.

    Etymology: 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 .

  4. winknoun

    A disc used in the game of tiddlywinks.

    Etymology: 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 .

  5. winkverb

    To close one's eyes.

    Etymology: 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 .

  6. winkverb

    To turn a blind eye.

    Etymology: 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 .

  7. winkverb

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

    Etymology: 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 .

  8. winkverb

    To twinkle.

    Etymology: 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 .

  9. winkverb

    To send an indication of agreement by winking.

    Etymology: 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. Winkverb

    to nod; to sleep; to nap

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Winkverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Winkverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Winkverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Winkverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Winkverb

    to be dim and flicker; as, the light winks

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Winkverb

    to cause (the eyes) to wink

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Winknoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Winknoun

    a hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

CrunchBase

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of wink in a Sentence

  1. Augusto Maxwell:

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

  2. Xiao Yong:

    I think it's very magical, because the robot's facial expressions are very rich. When I greeted him, he responded. When I asked him to smile, he smiled. He can flirt and wink. It's magical. It's very well made.

  3. Ron Fournier:

    Donor maintenance is a term we use in Washington when you go around and pat peopleon the back with a wink and a nod then they send a check to you, it's not directly fundraising but it's kind of fundraising and it sure what this looks like to me.

  4. Van Jones:

    The commander in chief refused to condemn White supremacy on the global stage in front of my children, in front of everybody's families, and he was given the opportunity multiple times to condemn White supremacy and he gave a wink and a nod to a racist, Nazi, murderous organization, that's the only thing that happened tonight.

  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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