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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hint  \Hint\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  an  indirect  reference,  suggestion,  or  allusion;  to 
  allude  vaguely  to  something 
 
  We  whisper,  and  hint,  and  chuckle.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  hint  at},  to  allude  to  lightly,  indirectly,  or 
  cautiously. 
 
  Syn:  To  allude;  refer;  glance;  touch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Our  hint  of  woe  Is  common.  --Shak. 
 
  The  hint  malevolent,  the  look  oblique.  --Hannah  More 
 
  Syn:  Suggestion;  allusion.  See  {Suggestion}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hint  \Hint\,  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. 
 
  Just  hint  a  fault  and  hesitate  dislike.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  suggest;  intimate;  insinuate;  imply. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hint 
  n  1:  an  indirect  suggestion;  "not  a  breath  of  scandal  ever 
  touched  her"  [syn:  {intimation},  {breath}] 
  2:  a  slight  indication  [syn:  {clue}] 
  3:  a  small  but  appreciable  amount;  "this  dish  could  use  a  touch 
  of  garlic"  [syn:  {touch},  {mite},  {pinch},  {jot},  {speck}, 
  {soupcon}] 
  4:  a  just  detectable  amount;  "he  speaks  French  with  a  trace  of 
  an  accent"  [syn:  {trace},  {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}] 
  v  :  drop  a  hint;  intimate  by  a  hint  [syn:  {suggest}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HINT 
  Hierarchical  INTegration  [benchmark] 
 
 




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