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Definition of "hint" []

  • A slight indication or intimation: wanted to avoid any hint of scandal. (noun)
  • A brief or indirect suggestion; a tip: stock-trading hints. (noun)
  • A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue: Give me a hint about the big news. (noun)
  • A barely perceptible amount: just a hint of color. (noun)
  • Archaic An occasion; an opportunity. (noun)
  • A suggestion or implication given in an indirect or subtle manner (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A helpful piece of advice or practical suggestion (noun)
  • A small amount; trace (noun)
  • To suggest or imply indirectly (verb)

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Use "hint" in a sentence
  • "Financial companies, ** hint hint** AIG, have fired back in disagreement, and the Obama Administration has responded to the criticism saying that they treat each company and situation on a case-by-case basis."
  • "There are three books in the series so far and they are on my wishlist with the hope that I get them for Christmas *hubby hint hint* ;"
  • "No, it is not the gramatically incorrect award that I love so greatly and have never received..hint, hint, but it might be even better; this one is bilingual!"