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Meaning of HINT

Pronunciation:  hint

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  2. [n]  a slight indication
  3. [n]  an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
  4. [n]  a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
  5. [n]  a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  6. [v]  drop a hint; intimate by a hint

HINT is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: breath, clue, confidential information, intimation, jot, lead, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, steer, suggest, suggestion, tinge, tip, touch, trace, wind
 See Also: adumbrate, advert, allude, clue in, convey, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance, impart, indicant, indication, insinuate, intimate, proffer, proposition, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, spark, suggestion, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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}.
Computing Dictionary

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A language for the cdc 3600.

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

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