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hint (plural hints)
- A clue.
- I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
- A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
- He gave me a hint that my breath smelt.
- A small, barely detectable amount of.
- There was a hint of irony in his voice.
- I could taste a hint of lemon in the wine.
- (computing) Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
- This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.
- (obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
- (small amount): see also Thesaurus:modicum.
opportunity, occasion, fit time
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- (intransitive) To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
- She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
- (transitive) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
- to hint a suspicion
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292:
- We shall not describe this tragical scene too fully; but we thought ourselves obliged, by that historic integrity which we profess, shortly to hint a matter which we would otherwise have been glad to have spared.
- (transitive) To develop and add hints to a font.
- The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
- See also Thesaurus:allude
develop and add hints to a font
- (transitive) to scatter, sprinkle (to cause a substance to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance))
conjugation of hint
(With verbal prefixes):
- ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN
- ^ hint in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN
- hint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
- a hint
- a hint
- “hint” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.