Search Result for "blinking":
1. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly;
[syn: blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]
1. closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly;
- Example: "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
[syn: blinking, winking]
2. informal intensifiers;
- Example: "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"
- Example: "a bloody fool"
- Example: "a crashing bore"
- Example: "you flaming idiot"
[syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blink \Blink\ (bl[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blinked (bl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Blinking.] [OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle, G. blicken to look, glance, AS. bl[imac]can to shine, E. bleak. [root]98. See Bleak; cf. 1st Blench.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye. [1913 Webster] One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. --Pope [1913 Webster] 2. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes. [1913 Webster] Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp. [1913 Webster] The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] The sun blinked fair on pool and stream . --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
blinking adj 1: closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight" [syn: blinking, winking] 2: informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)] n 1: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
90 Moby Thesaurus words for "blinking": absolute, aflicker, asquint, astigmatic, bickering, blasted, bleeding, blink, blink-eyed, blinkard, blinky, blooming, complete, coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, cursed, cussed, damnable, dancing, downright, execrable, farsighted, firefly, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky, fluttering, fluttering the eyelids, fluttery, glimmer, glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glisten, glistening, glister, glistering, glitter, glittering, glittery, glowworm, infernal, lambent, longsighted, mope-eyed, myopic, nearsighted, nictitation, out-and-out, outright, perfect, playing, poor-sighted, presbyopic, quivering, quivery, scintilla, scintillant, scintillating, scintillation, scintillescent, shimmer, shimmering, shimmery, shortsighted, spangle, spangly, spark, sparkle, sparkling, squinch-eyed, squint-eyed, squinting, squinty, strabismal, strabismic, stroboscopic, stroboscopic light, tinsel, tinselly, twinkle, twinkling, twinkly, unmitigated, wavering, wavery, winker, winking