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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

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

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

I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
Orson Welles

A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
Russell Page

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
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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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