• (noun): A slight indication or intimation: wanted to avoid any hint of scandal.
  • (noun): A brief or indirect suggestion; a tip: stock-trading hints.
  • (noun): A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue: Give me a hint about the big news.
  • (noun): A barely perceptible amount: just a hint of color.
  • (noun): Archaic An occasion; an opportunity.
  • (verb-transitive): To indicate or make known in an indirect manner.
  • (verb-intransitive): To give a hint: wouldn't hint at the true purpose of the meeting. See Synonyms at suggest.

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  • (noun): an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  • (noun): a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"; "a hint mockery in her manner"; "a tint of glamour"
  • (noun): a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • (noun): a slight indication
  • (noun): an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
  • (verb): drop a hint; intimate by a hint

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Hint and similar may refer to:

Font hinting, a process for optimizing the rasterization of vectors
Hint (musician), musician Jonathan James from Sussex, England
Hint (SQL), a feature of the SQL computer language
Hint Water, a beverage company from San Francisco, California
Hints, Staffordshire, a village in Staffordshire, England
Motorola Hint QA30, a mobile phone introduced by Motorola

Example Sentences

  • Financial companies, ** hint hint** AIG, have fired back in disagreement, and the Obama Administration has responded to the criticism saying that they treat each company and situation on a case-by-case basis.

  • There are three books in the series so far and they are on my wishlist with the hope that I get them for Christmas *hubby hint hint* ;

  • No, it is not the gramatically incorrect award that I love so greatly and have never received..hint, hint, but it might be even better; this one is bilingual!

  • And he looks a lot like my Fea *she's a girl, hint hint*

  • So maybe that would be a nice interview * hint hint*

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