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NOUN (5)

1. an indirect suggestion;
- Example: "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
[syn: hint, intimation, breath]

2. a slight indication;
[syn: hint, clue]

3. a slight but appreciable amount;
- Example: "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
[syn: touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon]

4. a just detectable amount;
- Example: "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
[syn: trace, hint, suggestion]

5. an indication of potential opportunity;
- Example: "he got a tip on the stock market"
- Example: "a good lead for a job"
[syn: tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint]


VERB (1)

1. drop a hint; intimate by a hint;
[syn: hint, suggest]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hint \Hint\, v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something. [1913 Webster] We whisper, and hint, and chuckle. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To hint at, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously. Syn: To allude; refer; glance; touch. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Our hint of woe Is common. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The hint malevolent, the look oblique. --Hannah More. Syn: Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike. --Pope. Syn: To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hint n 1: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her" [syn: hint, intimation, breath] 2: a slight indication [syn: hint, clue] 3: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon] 4: a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent" [syn: trace, hint, suggestion] 5: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint] v 1: drop a hint; intimate by a hint [syn: hint, suggest]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

260 Moby Thesaurus words for "hint": admonishment, admonition, adumbrate, adumbration, advert, advice, aide-memoire, alarm, allegorize, allegory, allude, allude to, allusion, angle, arcane meaning, argue, assistance, assume, assumption, augur, bare suggestion, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, beg, bespeak, betoken, bid fair, breath, bring to mind, broad hint, cast, catchword, caution, caveat, characterization, characterize, clue, coax, coloration, connotation, connote, cue, cue word, dash, denominate, denomination, denotation, denote, designation, deterrent example, differentiate, differentiation, direction, disclose, disclosure, display, divine, drop a hint, entail, evidence, example, express, expression, final notice, final warning, fingering, fish, flapper, foreshadow, foretoken, gentle hint, gesture, give a hint, give evidence, give prospect of, give the cue, give token, glance at, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, half an idea, hazy idea, help, highlight, hint at, hold out hope, hot lead, idea, identification, identify, implicate, implication, implied meaning, imply, import, importune, impression, index, indicate, indication, indicativeness, infer, inference, infusion, inkling, innuendo, insinuate, insinuation, inspiration, intimate, intimation, involve, ironic suggestion, jogger, key, key word, kick, lead, lesson, lick, look, make fair promise, make likely, manifest, manifestation, mark, mean, mean to say, meaning, memorandum, mention, mere notion, metaphorical sense, monition, moral, naming, nod, note, notice, notification, notion, nuance, nudge, object lesson, occult meaning, overtone, particle, picking out, plead, point indirectly to, point to, pointer, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, prefigure, preindicate, presign, presignal, presignify, press, presume, presumption, presuppose, presupposition, pretypify, promise, prompt, prompter, prompting, raise expectation, refer, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, reveal, sauce, scent, scintilla, seasoning, seek, selection, shade, shadow, shadow forth, show, showing, sign, signal, signification, signify, sip, smack, smattering, smell, sneaking suspicion, solicit, soupcon, spark, specification, spell, spice, spoor, sprinkling, stand fair to, stand for, strain, streak, subsense, subsidiary sense, suggest, suggestion, sup, suppose, supposition, suspicion, symbolism, symptom, symptomaticness, symptomatize, symptomize, taint, take for granted, taste, telltale, tempering, testify, thought, threat, tickler, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tip, tip off, tip-off, token, touch, trace, track, trifle, twang, typify, ultimatum, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, vague idea, vein, verbum sapienti, vestige, warning, warning piece, whiff, whisper, wind, wink
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

HINT Hierarchical INTegration [benchmark]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

HINT Hierarchical Information NeTs. A language for the CDC 3600. ["HINT: A Graph Processing Language", R.D. Hart, Michigan State U, Apr 1970]. (1994-12-07)