Search Result for "wink":
1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat);
- Example: "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, wink, New York minute]
2. closing one eye quickly as a signal;
3. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly;
[syn: blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]
1. signal by winking;
- Example: "She winked at him"
2. gleam or glow intermittently;
- Example: "The lights were flashing"
[syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]
3. briefly shut the eyes;
- Example: "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
[syn: blink, wink, nictitate, nictate]
4. force to go away by blinking;
- Example: "blink away tears"
[syn: wink, blink, blink away]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wink \Wink\, v. t. To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wink \Wink\, n. 1. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment. [1913 Webster] I have not slept one wink. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast. --Sir. P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] The stockjobber thus from Change Alley goes down, And tips you, the freeman, a wink. --Swift. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] "Although I wake or wink." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion. [1913 Webster] He must wink, so loud he would cry. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And I will wink, so shall the day seem night. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They are not blind, but they wink. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink. [1913 Webster] A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 4. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only. [1913 Webster] Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 5. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at. [1913 Webster] The times of this ignorance God winked at. --Acts xvii. 30. [1913 Webster] And yet, as though he knew it not, His knowledge winks, and lets his humors reign. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks. [1913 Webster] Winking monkey (Zool.), the white-nosed monkey (Cersopithecus nictitans). [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Wink, TX (city, FIPS 79768) Location: 31.75523 N, 103.15437 W Population (1990): 1189 (465 housing units) Area: 2.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 79789Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
175 Moby Thesaurus words for "wink": Roman candle, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, balefire, bat, bat the eyes, beacon, beacon fire, beat the drum, bell, bell buoy, blanket drill, blink, blinker, blue peter, breath, broad hint, buoy, cast, cat nap, caution light, clue, coup, crack, cue, dash, dip, exchange colors, flag, flag down, flare, flash, flutter, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, forty winks, gentle hint, gesture, give a signal, give the nod, glance, glimmer, glimmering, glimpse, go light, gong buoy, green light, hail, hail and speak, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, half an eye, half-mast, heliograph, high sign, hint, hoist a banner, implication, index, indication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, instant, international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, intimation, jiff, jiffy, kick, leer, look, make a sign, marker beacon, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, nap, nictitate, nod, nudge, parachute flare, peek, peep, pilot flag, poke, police whistle, prompt, quarantine flag, quick sight, radio beacon, raise a cry, rapid glance, red flag, red light, rocket, sailing aid, salute, scent, sec, second, semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, shade, shake, siesta, sign, signal, signal beacon, signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun, signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket, signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, signalize, slant, smack, snooze, sound an alarm, sound the trumpet, soupcon, spar buoy, speak, split second, spoor, spot of sleep, squinch, squint, squiz, stop light, stroke, suggestion, suspicion, symptom, telltale, the nod, the wink, tick, touch, trace, track, traffic light, traffic signal, trice, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twitch, two shakes, unfurl a flag, watch fire, wave, wave a flag, wave the hand, whisper, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wink of sleep, yellow flag