to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue
She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
to develop and add hints to a font
The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
hint, intimation, breathnoun
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
lead, breathing space, jot, breathing spell, touch, glimmer, breather, tip, glimmering, intimation, inkling, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, trace, pinch, mite, breathing place, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion, breathing time
a slight indication
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupconnoun
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote
trace, hint, suggestionnoun
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
lead, jot, touch, steer, proposition, prompting, shadow, ghost, intimation, tincture, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, trace, tip, pinch, vestige, proffer, mite, mesmerism, tinge, confidential information, breath, tracing, suggestion, hypnotism
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hintverb
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
touch, flatus, mite, farting, lead-in, wind, crest, atomic number 82, nothingness, pinch, crown, suggestion, jot, confidential information, bakshis, peak, leading, breaking wind, soupcon, bullock, point, pourboire, tether, lead, wind instrument, lead story, trail, clue, baksheesh, lede, winding, steer, tinge, leash, gratuity, fart, star, malarkey, idle words, malarky, bakshish, jazz, jumper cable, jumper lead, air current, booster cable, intimation, principal, current of air, top, trace, pencil lead, breath, tip, speck, summit, backsheesh, track, spark advance, twist
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
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How to use hint in a sentence?
I don't see elections anytime soon, but I do see some intrigue at the Fatah conference in November, erekat's tapping as the next PLO secretary-general might be a hint that he'll be appointed vice-president.
Fixing the SPR is job one, because it doesn't do any good unless you are able to use it, but it was disappointing to see ... there was no hint that would be the limit of the raid on the reserve.
With all that in mind, it will be interesting to see what the two officials have to say on the matter, and whether Powell will hint at other ways in stimulating the U.S, economy from a monetary policy front, the U.S. government has yet to agree with Congress on a new fiscal package, something that makes the case for the Fed to act in December more likely.
That's a hint of a whisper of a curl.
I believe the court in effect gave the government a strong hint how it can put an end to this saga.
Translations for hint
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- nápověda, vodítko, náznak, narážka, klíčCzech
- dar un indicio, indirectaSpanish
- hitunen, vihje, vihjata, vihjaista, aavistusFinnish
- soupçon, indication, faire allusionFrench
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- pista, indicioGalician
- aiuto, allusione, suggerimento, dritta, indizio, accennoItalian
- ヒント, ほのめかす, 手がかりJapanese
- tīwhiri, whakamōhioMāori
- hinte, antydeNorwegian
- toque, quêPortuguese
- подсказка, намекать, шанс, возможность, намёк, наводка, намекнуть, случайRussian
- vink, antydan, ledtrådSwedish
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