Crossword clues for hunch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hunch \Hunch\, n. [Perh. akin to huckle; cf. hump, hunch, bunch, hunk.]
A hump; a protuberance.
A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.
A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
A strong, intuitive impression that something will happen; -- said to be from the gambler's superstition that it brings luck to touch the hump of a hunchback. [Colloq. or Slang] ``Get a hunch, bet a bunch.''
Syn: presentiment, premonition. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
Hunch \Hunch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hunched; p. pr. & vb. n. Hunching.]
To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
originally (c.1500) a verb, "to push, thrust," of unknown origin. Meaning "raise or bend into a hump" is 1670s. Perhaps a variant of bunch. The noun is attested from 1620s, originally "a push, thrust." Figurative sense of "hint, tip" (a "push" toward a solution or answer), first recorded 1849, led to that of "premonition, presentiment" (1904).
n. 1 A hump; a protuberance. 2 A stooped or curled posture; a slouch. 3 A theory, idea, or guess; an intuitive impression that something will happen. 4 A hunk; a lump; a thick piece. 5 A push or thrust, as with the elbow. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To slouch, stoop, curl, or lean. 2 To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly. 3 To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
Hunch may refer to:
- Hunch (website), a collective intelligence decision making system
- Hunch, an intuitive reckoning
- Hunch, a forward bend in one's body, such as that from a crushed vertebra
- Hunch, a parody of Derryn Hinch played by Steve Vizard on Australian television show Fast Forward
- Hunch, a dance attributed to Hasil Adkins
- The Hunch Backs, a mountain in Hong Kong
, a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1918
Hunch was a website designed as a collective intelligence decision-making system ("decision engine") that used decision trees to make decisions based on users' interest. Hunch was launched publicly in June 2009. Hunch was headquartered in New York City. The site was apparently closed down in March 2014.
Usage examples of "hunch".
The evening air had cooled considerably, and Ace sat hunched close to the campfire.
Third Century of the Tenth Cohort, Gnaeus, Clodius Afer, hunching along the rampart.
Then the memory passed and Alman, weak from privations and older than his years, hunched in on himself in a series of racking coughs.
Then the memory passed and Alman, weak from privations and older than his years, hunched in on himself in a series of wracking coughs.
When a bold hunch leads them from a wild murder investigation to a red-hot love affair, Amaryllis is shocked, Lucas is delighted-- and no power on heaven, earth or St.
She knew that to the men and women hunched over the table, debating with Aum, she was more or less invisible.
Merc noticed the impression that Mada had made on Ave, and he hunched his back even more as he bent down to speak.
Marilee said defensively, hunching her shoulders as she stirred with much more aggression than necessary, making a few splatters, while Axel choked dramatically.
But his hunch was that, if an ego-field were ever going to inhabit the Bauble, it would have done so before now.
Hunched in the dirt in a corner of the cook dugout, more tortured by the food smells than by the ropes cutting his ankles and wrists, Berel Jastrow takes one look at her face and decides to gamble.
The Gopher borer sat hunched down on the surface outside the dome, and the dozers were still clearing the huge masses of pulverized rock the Gopher had heaved back toward the surface.
There were small round tables, low backless stools for jazz buffs to sit on with knees hunched, and a bossa nova trio consisting of guitar, bass, and drums.
Trigger, playing hunches only, was miles wide in his basic belief that Brye had not been in Vreekill Castle at all.
My hunch is that our space friends determined the position of the cache just recently.
Tom Cadge had hunched down into his blankets, shivering, his head completely covered, like a child trying to hide from the monsters in the dark.