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Meaning & Definition of Hint in English

English

Hint

/hɪnt/

noun

1. An indirect suggestion

  • "Not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
    synonym:
  • hint
  • ,
  • intimation
  • ,
  • breath

2. A slight indication

    synonym:
  • hint
  • ,
  • clue

3. A slight but appreciable amount

  • "This dish could use a touch of garlic"
    synonym:
  • touch
  • ,
  • hint
  • ,
  • tinge
  • ,
  • mite
  • ,
  • pinch
  • ,
  • jot
  • ,
  • speck
  • ,
  • soupcon

4. A just detectable amount

  • "He speaks french with a trace of an accent"
    synonym:
  • trace
  • ,
  • hint
  • ,
  • suggestion

5. An indication of potential opportunity

  • "He got a tip on the stock market"
  • "A good lead for a job"
    synonym:
  • tip
  • ,
  • lead
  • ,
  • steer
  • ,
  • confidential information
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • hint

verb

1. Drop a hint

  • Intimate by a hint
    synonym:
  • hint
  • ,
  • suggest

Examples of using

Give me a hint.
Give me a hint.
Only the assumption that the reader - I better say: the prospective reader, because for the moment there is not the slightest prospect, that my writing could see the lights of publicity, - unless it miraculously left our endangered fortress Europe and brought a hint of the secrets of our loneliness to those outside; - I beg to be allowed to begin anew: only because I anticipate the wish to be told casually about the who and what of the writer, I send some few notes on my own individuum out before these open