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hint at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hint at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1604, from obsolete hent, from O.E. hentan "to seize," from P.Gmc. *khantijanan (cf. Goth. hin?¢®an "to seize"), related to hunt. Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare. ///

hint at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Probably from hent 'act of seizing' (16-17 centuries), from Old English hentan 'to seize']//
1 something that you say or do to suggest something to someone, without telling them directly: --There have been hints that he may take up coaching.// --'Look, I can't tell you.' 'Oh, come on, give me a hint .'// hint about/as to// --Miles had been dropping heavy hints about the cost of petrol.// -- I made it clear I wasn't interested in him, but he didn't take the hint .//
2 a very small amount or sign of something: hint of// --'What time do we have to leave?' he asked with a hint of impatience.// --We shall have to turn back if there's the slightest hint of fog.//
3 a useful piece of advice about how to do something: tip// helpful/handy hints // hint on/about// --helpful hints on looking after house plants// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // hint that // give (somebody) a hint // drop a hint (=give a hint) // take/get a hint also take/get the hint (=understand someone's hint) // broad/strong/heavy hint (=one that is very easy to understand) // subtle/vague/gentle hint (=one that is not very easy to understand) // ----------//
hint 2 v [I and T] to suggest something in an indirect way, but so that someone can guess your meaning// hint at// --What are you hinting at?// hint (that)// --He hinted strongly that he might be prepared to send troops in.//

hint at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

strewed, strewn, to scatter, to strew

HINT at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Hierarchical INTegration [benchmark] From VERA

hint at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

260 Moby Thesaurus words for "hint":
admonishment, admonition, adumbrate, adumbration, advert, advice,
aide-memoire, alarm, allegorize, allegory, allude, allude to,
allusion, angle, arcane meaning, argue, assistance, assume,
assumption, augur, bare suggestion, be indicative of,
be significant of, be symptomatic of, beg, bespeak, betoken,
bid fair, breath, bring to mind, broad hint, cast, catchword,
caution, caveat, characterization, characterize, clue, coax,
coloration, connotation, connote, cue, cue word, dash, denominate,
denomination, denotation, denote, designation, deterrent example,
differentiate, differentiation, direction, disclose, disclosure,
display, divine, drop a hint, entail, evidence, example, express,
expression, final notice, final warning, fingering, fish, flapper,
foreshadow, foretoken, gentle hint, gesture, give a hint,
give evidence, give prospect of, give the cue, give token,
glance at, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, half an idea, hazy idea,
help, highlight, hint at, hold out hope, hot lead, idea,
identification, identify, implicate, implication, implied meaning,
imply, import, importune, impression, index, indicate, indication,
indicativeness, infer, inference, infusion, inkling, innuendo,
insinuate, insinuation, inspiration, intimate, intimation, involve,
ironic suggestion, jogger, key, key word, kick, lead, lesson, lick,
look, make fair promise, make likely, manifest, manifestation,
mark, mean, mean to say, meaning, memorandum, mention, mere notion,
metaphorical sense, monition, moral, naming, nod, note, notice,
notification, notion, nuance, nudge, object lesson, occult meaning,
overtone, particle, picking out, plead, point indirectly to,
point to, pointer, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, prefigure,
preindicate, presign, presignal, presignify, press, presume,
presumption, presuppose, presupposition, pretypify, promise,
prompt, prompter, prompting, raise expectation, refer, remembrance,
remembrancer, reminder, reveal, sauce, scent, scintilla, seasoning,
seek, selection, shade, shadow, shadow forth, show, showing, sign,
signal, signification, signify, sip, smack, smattering, smell,
sneaking suspicion, solicit, soupcon, spark, specification, spell,
spice, spoor, sprinkling, stand fair to, stand for, strain, streak,
subsense, subsidiary sense, suggest, suggestion, sup, suppose,
supposition, suspicion, symbolism, symptom, symptomaticness,
symptomatize, symptomize, taint, take for granted, taste, telltale,
tempering, testify, thought, threat, tickler, tinct, tincture,
tinge, tint, tip, tip off, tip-off, token, touch, trace, track,
trifle, twang, typify, ultimatum, undercurrent, undermeaning,
undertone, vague idea, vein, verbum sapienti, vestige, warning,
warning piece, whiff, whisper, wind, wink

hint at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


hint at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Smallness): smallness, littleness, small size, paucity, fewness, small number, meanness, insignificance, unimportance, mediocrity, moderation, small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum.

hint at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 something that you say or do in an indirect way in order to show sb what you are thinking:
He gave a broad hint (= one that was obvious) that he was thinking of retiring. * Should I drop a hint (= give a hint) to Matt? * He resented any hint that he might be to blame.
2 something that suggests what will happen in the future:
At the first hint of trouble, they left. * The opening scene gives us a hint of things to come.
3 [usually sing.] ~ (of sth) a small amount of sth
a hint of a smile * There was more than a hint of sadness in his voice. * The walls were painted white with a hint of peach. * Gail searched his face for the slightest hint of regret.
4 [usually pl.] ~ (on sth) a small piece of practical information or advice
handy hints on saving money * The teacher's book gives useful hints on how to develop reading skills.
take a / the hint to understand what sb wants you to do even though they tell you in an indirect way:
I thought they'd never go-some people just can't take a hint. * Sarah hoped he'd take the hint and leave her alone.
verb ~ (at sth) to suggest sth in an indirect way: [V] What are you hinting at? * [V (that)] They hinted (that) there might be more job losses. [also V speech]

Hint at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hint \Hint\, v. i.
To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to
allude vaguely to something.

We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. --Tennyson.

{To hint at}, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or

Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch.

Hint \Hint\, n.
A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a
suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or
explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

Our hint of woe Is common. --Shak.

The hint malevolent, the look oblique. --Hannah More.

Syn: Suggestion; allusion. See {Suggestion}.

Hint \Hint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Hinting}.] [OE. henten, hinten, to seize, to catch, AS.
hentan to pursue, take, seize; or Icel. ymta to mutter, ymtr
a muttering, Dan. ymte to whisper. [root]36. Cf. {Hent}.]
To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to
suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.

Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike. --Pope.

Syn: To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.

hint at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


Hierarchical Information NeTs.

A language for the {CDC 3600}.

["HINT: A Graph Processing Language", R.D. Hart, Michigan
State U, Apr 1970].


hint at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever
touched her" [syn: {intimation}, {breath}]
2: a slight indication [syn: {clue}]
3: a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a
touch of garlic" [syn: {touch}, {tinge}, {mite}, {pinch},
{jot}, {speck}, {soupcon}]
4: a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of
an accent" [syn: {trace}, {suggestion}]
5: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the
stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: {tip}, {lead},
{steer}, {confidential information}, {wind}]
v : drop a hint; intimate by a hint [syn: {suggest}]

hint at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *khantijanan.


* Inter: IPA » /hɪnt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /hInt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-hint.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪnt


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A clue.
    1. : I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
    2. A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
    3. : he said it to hint that my breath smelt
    4. A small, barely detectable amount of.
    5. : There was a hint of irony in his voice.
    6. : I could taste a hint of lemon in the wine.
    7. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
    8. : This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter g' still need work''.
    9. Inter: obsolet » e An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
    10. 1610, Category: s - :The Tempest|The Tempest, by Category: w - :William Shakespeare|Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2
    11. : I, not remembering how I cried out then, / Will cry it o'er again: it is a hint / That wrings mine eyes to't.


      * Inter: sense » small amount see also Category: Wikisaurus:modicum - .


      Inter: trans-top » clue

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|暗示|tr=ànshì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vodítko|n, Inter: t+ » cs|klíč|m, Inter: t- » cs|nápověda|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aanwijzing|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vihje
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hinweis|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|רמז|m|tr=remez|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|leid
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|accenno|m, Inter: t+ » it|allusione|f, Inter: t+ » it|indizio|m, Inter: t+ » it|aiuto|m, Inter: t+ » it|dritta|f, Inter: t+ » it|suggerimento|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ヒント|tr=hinto, Inter: t- » ja|手がかり|tr=tegakari|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|подсказка|f|tr=podskázka, Inter: t+ » ru|намёк|m|tr=namjók
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gliocas|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a tiny amount of
    • French : Inter: t+ » fr|soupçon|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » opportunity, occasion, fit time
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|возможность|f|tr=vozmóžnostʼ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|случай|m|tr=slúčaj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|шанс|m|tr=šans|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
    1. : She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1913|author=Category: w - :Robert Barr (writer)|Robert Barr

    |title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad
    |passage=“I have tried, as I hinted, to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. … .”
    1. To develop and add hints to a font.
    2. : The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.


      * allude

  • imply
  • insinuate
  • suggest


    Inter: trans-top » express suggestively
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|暗示|tr=ànshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|暗指|tr=ànzhǐ|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vihjata, Inter: t- » fi|vihjaista
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|faire allusion

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ほのめかす|tr=honomekasu
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|antyde, Inter: t- » no|hinte
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|намекать|tr=namekát' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|намекнуть|tr=nameknút' Inter: pf » .
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|dar un indicio

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » develop and add hints to a font
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * thin



    From Inter: etyl » en|nl Inter: term » hint|lang=en.


    Inter: nl-noun » f|g2=m|hints|hintje
  • hint


    * Inter: l » nl|aanwijzing

    See also

    * Inter: l » nl|tip


    Inter: head » nl

  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=123|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|hinten
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|hinten



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈhint/|lang=hu


    Inter: hu-ver » b
  • to scatter, sprinkle
    1. : A cukrász porcukrot hint a süteményre. - The confectioner sprinkles powedered sugar on the cookie.


      Inter: hu-conj-ek » hi|n|t


      * szór

    Translation: bg » hint
    Translation: cs » hint
    Translation: et » hint
    Translation: es » hint
    Translation: fr » hint
    Translation: gl » hint
    Translation: ko » hint
    Translation: io » hint
    Translation: it » hint
    Translation: kn » hint
    Translation: li » hint
    Translation: hu » hint
    Translation: mg » hint
    Translation: ml » hint
    Translation: my » hint
    Translation: pl » hint
    Translation: ru » hint
    Category: simple:hint -
    Translation: fi » hint
    Translation: sv » hint
    Translation: ta » hint
    Translation: te » hint
    Translation: vi » hint
    Translation: yi » hint
    Translation: zh » hint