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hint

hint as in drop a hint
  • "intimate by a hint"

Synonyms

  • suggestmake a proposal, declare a plan for something; drop a hint; imply as a possibility; call to mind
hint as in an indirect suggestion
  • "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

Synonyms

  • intimationan indirect suggestion; a slight suggestion or vague understanding
  • breaththe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; a short respite ; an indirect suggestion; a slight movement of the air
hint as in a slight indication

    Synonyms

    • clueroll into a ball ; a slight indication ; evidence that helps to solve a problem
    hint as in a slight but appreciable amount
    • "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    Synonyms

    • touchthe event of something coming in contact with the body; the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); a suggestion of some quality; a distinguishing style; the act of putting two things together with no space between them; a slight but appreciable amount; a communicative interaction; a slight attack of illness; the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; deftness in handling matters; the feel of mechanical action; make physical contact with, come in contact with; perceive via the tactile sense; affect emotionally; be relevant to; be in direct physical contact with; have an effect upon; deal with; cause to be in brief contact with; to extend as far as; be equal to in quality or ability; tamper with; make a more or less disguised reference to; comprehend; consume; color lightly
    • tingeaffect as in thought or feeling; color lightly; a slight but appreciable amount; a pale or subdued color
    • mitea slight but appreciable amount; any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
    • pinchsqueeze tightly between the fingers; make ridges into by pinching together ; make off with belongings of others ; cut the top off; irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; a painful or straitened circumstance; an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed ; a slight but appreciable amount; a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; a small sharp bite or snip ; a squeeze with the fingers ; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    • jotwrite briefly or hurriedly; a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note ; a slight but appreciable amount
    • speckproduce specks in or on; a very small spot; (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything ; a slight but appreciable amount
    • soupcona slight but appreciable amount
    hint as in a just detectable amount
    • "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
    • "a hint mockery in her manner"
    • "a tint of glamour"

    Synonyms

    • tracea just detectable amount; an indication that something has been present; a suggestion of some quality; a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image ; either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree ; a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle ; follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; make a mark or lines on a surface; to go back over again; pursue or chase relentlessly; discover traces of; make one's course or travel along a path; copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; read with difficulty
    • tintcolor lightly; a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; a dye for coloring the hair ; a just detectable amount
    • suggestionan idea that is suggested; a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; a just detectable amount; persuasion formulated as a suggestion ; the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association ; the act of inducing hypnosis
    hint as in an indication of potential opportunity
    • "he got a tip on the stock market"
    • "a good lead for a job"

    Synonyms

    • tipthe extreme end of something; a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter) ; an indication of potential opportunity; a V shape; the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); cause to tilt; mark with a tip; give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on; cause to topple or tumble by pushing ; to incline or bend from a vertical position; walk on one's toes ; strike lightly; give insider information or advise to; remove the tip from
    • leadan advantage held by a competitor in a race; a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; evidence pointing to a possible solution; a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) ; the introductory section of a story; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning ; an actor who plays a principal role ; (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; an indication of potential opportunity; a news story of major importance ; the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine ; restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal ; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing ; mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; take somebody somewhere; produce as a result or residue; tend to or result in; travel in front of; cause to undertake a certain action; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; be in charge of; be ahead of others; be conducive to; lead, as in the performance of a composition; lead, extend, or afford access; move ahead (of others) in time or space ; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; preside over
    • steeran indication of potential opportunity; castrated bull ; direct the course; direct (oneself) somewhere; be a guiding or motivating force or drive
    • confidential informationan indication of potential opportunity
    • windair moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; a tendency or force that influences events; breath; empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; an indication of potential opportunity; a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath ; a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus ; the act of winding or twisting; to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; extend in curves and turns; arrange or or coil around; catch the scent of; coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; form into a wreath ; raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help