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Definition of Hint


  1. To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
  2. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
  3. A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

Hint Quotations

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
Robert Frost

Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans.
Jeff Greenfield

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Hint Translations

hint in Afrikaans is wenk
hint in Dutch is zinspelen
hint in Finnish is viitata
hint in French is indication, pronostic
hint in German is Andeutung {f}, Hinweis {m}
hint in Italian is alludere, suggerimento, riferimento
hint in Norwegian is antyde, antydning, vink, ymte
hint in Spanish is indirecta, remision
hint in Swedish is tips, antydan, vink
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