Crossword clues for hint
- Help for a guesser
- Bit of color
- When repeated, a subtle (or sometimes not-so-subtle) comment
- Bit to go on?
- A just detectable amount
- An indication of potential opportunity
- A small but appreciable amount
- A slight indication
- An indirect suggestion
- Allusion's cousin
- Slightest amount
- Kibitzer's bit
- Suggest subtly
- Tip-off of a sort
- Give an inkling
- Little bit
- Word to the wise
- "Warm" or "cold"
- Act suggestively
- Help for the stumped
- Help for the puzzled
- Helpful ___
- Aid to the stumped
- Heloise offering
- Request from the stumped
- Charades gesture, e.g.
- Not say directly
- "Warmer" or "colder"
- Subtle flavor
- "The first word of the answer to each of the six starred clues describes the number of that clue," e.g.
- Comment from over the shoulder, maybe
- "This answer ends in a T," e.g.
- Spill a little?
- What [wink wink] may signify
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hint \Hint\ (h[i^]nt), 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.
Syn: To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.
Hint \Hint\, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
We whisper, and hint, and chuckle.
To hint at, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.
Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch.
Hint \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
The hint malevolent, the look oblique.
Syn: Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, apparently from obsolete hent, from Middle English hinten "to tell, inform" (c.1400), from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *hantijan (cognates: Gothic hinþan "to seize"), related to hunt (v.). Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare.
1640s, from hint (n.). Related: Hinted; hinting.
n. 1 A clue. 2 A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement. 3 A small, barely detectable amount of. vb. (context intransitive English) To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
a slight indication [syn: clue]
v. drop a hint; intimate by a hint [syn: suggest]
Hint is musician Jonathan James, hailing from Sussex in the UK. His music has been released on independent record labels and his catalogue includes work which has found favour amongst DJs and fans from various underground music scenes.
Hint and similar may refer to:
- Font hinting, a process for optimizing the rasterization of vectors
- Hint (musician), musician Jonathan James, from Sussex, UK.
- 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
In various SQL implementations, a hint is an addition to the SQL standard that instructs the database engine on how to execute the query. For example, a hint may tell the engine to use or not to use an index (even if the query optimizer would decide otherwise).
Usage examples of "hint".
In offering a few hints for the domestic management of these abnormal conditions, we would at the same time remark, that, while health may be regained by skillful treatment, recovery will be gradual.
And aboard this ship a bold look, one that even hints at a challenge to authority, counts as insolence.
It was not at the agonized contortions and posturing of the wretched boy that he was shocked, but at the cosmic obscenity of these beings which could drag to light the abysmal secrets that sleep in the unfathomed darkness of the human soul, and find pleasure in the brazen flaunting of such things as should not be hinted at, even in restless nightmares.
The magnificent prospects which Academician Markov had hinted at in passing were hard to take in all at once.
He therefore resolved immediately to acquaint him with the fact which we have above slightly hinted to the reader.
As two men in military attire were instantly admitted, I thought this a little hard upon a man who had travelled so far to see his admiralship, and, accordingly, hinted my indignation to Mr.
Few can equal him in adumbrating the nearness of nameless forces and monstrous besieging entities through casual hints and insignificant details, or in conveying feelings of the spectral and the abnormal in connection with regions or buildings.
But She gave him not the slightest inkling of the difficulties he might face, hinting only that, as with the test of his faithfulness to ahimsa, part of the test would be his ability to discover the true nature of the test and why he was being tested.
Seregil said with a hint of fondness, leading Alec up the back stairs.
Thero march off up the stairs, but Alec thought he caught the hint of a cryptic frown before the old servant doddered off toward the kitchen.
The almoner had already hinted that the harvest had not been as good as had been hoped, and that it would be best if the lepers could reduce their demands on the church.
His amanuensis found it impossible to keep up with him, and therefore profited by a hint from one of us, and instead of writing, merely moved his pen rapidly over the paper, scrawling all sorts of ragged lines and figures to resemble writing!
Go amnesic if we let slip a hint to the locals about anything off-world!
The Turin Jewess had given me some valuable hints as to the conduct of amours with Jewish girls.
That thought was a trifle disappointing, but if it was true, it still meant that the creature was from so far away that Ancar had never even picked up a hint of anything like it before.