Crossword clues for wink
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wink \Wink\, n.
The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
I have not slept one wink.
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink.
A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
--Sir. P. Sidney.
The stockjobber thus from Change Alley goes down, And tips you, the freeman, a wink.
Wink \Wink\, v. t. To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.]
Wink \Wink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winked; p. pr. & vb. n. Winking.] [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G. winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan. vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanch?n to waver, G. wanken, and perhaps to E. weak; cf. AS. wincel a corner. Cf. Wench, Wince, v. i.]
To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] ``Although I wake or wink.''
To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
He must wink, so loud he would cry.
And I will wink, so shall the day seem night.
They are not blind, but they wink.
To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day.
To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate.
To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.
The times of this ignorance God winked at.
--Acts xvii. 30.
And yet, as though he knew it not, His knowledge winks, and lets his humors reign.
Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued.
To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
Winking monkey (Zo["o]l.), the white-nosed monkey ( Cersopithecus nictitans).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English wincian "to blink, wink, close one's eyes quickly," from Proto-Germanic *wink- (cognates: Dutch winken, Old High German winkan "move sideways, stagger; nod," German winken "to wave, wink"), a gradational variant of the root of Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover," from PIE root *weng- "to bend, curve." The meaning "close an eye as a hint or signal" is first recorded c.1100; that of "close one's eyes (to fault or irregularity)" first attested late 15c. Related: Winked; winking.
"a quick shutting and opening of the eyes," c.1300, from wink (v.); meaning "very brief moment of time" is attested from 1580s.
n. 1 An act of winking (a blinking of only one eye), or a message sent by winking. 2 A brief time; an instant. 3 A brief period of sleep; especially forty winks. 4 A disc used in the game of tiddlywinks. vb. 1 (context obsolete intransitive English) To close one's eyes. 2 (context archaic intransitive English) To turn a blind eye. 3 (context transitive intransitive English) To blink with only one eye as a message, signal, or suggestion. 4 (context intransitive English) To twinkle. 5 (context intransitive English) To be dim and flicker. 6 (context transitive English) To send an indication of agreement by winking.
n. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" [syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New York minute]
closing one eye quickly as a signal
v. signal by winking; "She winked at him"
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WINK can refer to:
- WINK-FM, a radio station (96.9 FM) licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, United States
- WINK-TV, a television station (channel 9/PSIP 11) licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, United States
- WJUA, a radio station (1200 AM) licensed to Pine Island Center, Florida, United States, which held the call sign WINK from 1999 to 2003 and 2010 to 2013
- WFWN, a radio station (1240 AM) licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, United States, which used the call sign WINK from 1944 until 1999 and from 2003 until 2010
- WNNK-FM, a radio station (104.1 FM) licensed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States, which brands as "Wink 104"
- WNKI, a radio station (106.1 FM) licensed to Corning, New York, United States, which brands as "Wink 106"
Winks are Flash-based animated files that appear in Windows Live Messenger. When a user sends a Wink to a friend, the animation file is transferred over the Internet and is displayed on the recipient's computer screen. Microsoft provides some Winks for free with Windows Live Messenger and also links to third party websites where other Winks can be purchased.
Wink is a freeware screen capture and tutorial-creation program. It supports many features such as input-based capture and text annotations. Navigation buttons can be added to any presentation and the bitmaps for all presentation controls can be edited.
was a popular Japanese pop female duo in the late 1980s and early-to-mid-1990s composed of and . They released their first single on April 27, 1988, and their final release was on March 31, 1996. Many of their singles topped the Oricon charts in Japan, including their biggest hit, " Samishii Nettaigyo", which has since been covered by W (Double You).
A wink is a facial expression in which one eye is briefly closed. Wink or Winks may also mean:
Wink (윙크) is a popular South Korean manhwa magazine published by Seoul Media Group ( Hangul: Seoul Munhwasa, 서울문화사). The first issue was released on 1 August 1993. It publishes Bride of the Water God, Goong and Hissing.
In July 2012, the magazine moved to digital format and the ongoing series in the magazine are available monthly through online subscription.
Wink is a primarily grapefruit-based soft drink, although it also contains other citrus flavors. It is currently owned and manufactured by Canada Dry in North America, a subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. It was introduced by Canada Dry in 1965.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Wink's advertising billed it as "The Sassy One". The jingle went "Wink, the sassy one, from Canada Dry." For a brief period, Wink introduced a Dr. Seuss-like character called the Wink Gink. There was a Diet Wink Low Calorie version in the mid to late 60's.
Infamously, there was a Wink logo on the sign of the boarding house from which James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.
"Wink" is a song written by Bob DiPiero and Tom Shapiro, and recorded by American country music singer Neal McCoy. It was released in April 1994 as the second single from his album No Doubt About It. Also the second consecutive Number One from that album, "Wink" spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. In 1996, the song received the Robert J. Burton award from Broadcast Music Incorporated for being the most-performed country song of the year.
Wink or Winks is the surname of:
- Jack Wink, American former collegiate football quarterback (1942-1947) and coach
- Josh Wink (born Joshua Winkelman in 1970), DJ and electronic musician who also performed as Wink and Winx
- Katharine Winks (born 1978), English former international cricketer
- Robin Winks (1930–2003), American academic, historian, diplomat and writer
- Walter Wink (1935-2012), theologian and political theorist
- Chris Wink, co-founder of Blue Man Group
Wink is a brand of software and hardware products that connect with and control smart home devices from a consolidated user interface. Wink was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from invention incubator Quirky. After going through bankruptcy proceedings, Quirky sold Wink to Flex in 2015. As of 2016, Wink is connected to 1.3 million devices.
Usage examples of "wink".
Sumner winked at Drift and with his open hands urged Anareta to stand still.
I will give you a written guaranty that the automaton shall cross and uncross its legs, smoke cigars, adjust its eye-glass, incline its head, open and close its eyes, wink and talk--speak two or three words.
A Long Tall Texan Summer Diana Palmer 227 He winked at Kitty and nodded at Drew before he strode off toward the Ballenger brothers and their wives.
He winked toward de Batz, evidently anticipating a good deal of enjoyment for the visitor from what was coming.
Tellis counterfeited an incredulous look, then winked at Cerryl, smoothing his face as Beryal looked up.
Peter told Bette, holding out his elbow for her as he winked at Carrie.
When the king turned away, Thayla winked at Blad, who smiled and nodded in return.
But Brast was already gone, into the abyss, the burning match that had been in his hand dancing and flickering on an updraft before winking out.
He glanced back at his friend Breck, who gave him a wink, then at Trager, who simply looked disbelieving.
In one hand, he held a shield that flashed brilliantly in the winking strobes.
As often as I called for small-beer, the master tipped the wink, and the servant brought me a brimmer of October.
They greeted Sergeant Brool uneasily, but he gave them a warm smile and a wink.
The old man winked his eyes expressively, which we may remember was his only way of expressing his approval.
We descend near the largest of the giant buildings, the chariot touches down, and the holographic horses wink out of existence.
At that point Doug gave me a cheerful grin and a hidden wink and began hustling them from the hootch into his jeep.