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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hint /ˈhɪnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Hint v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinting.]  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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever
           touched her" [syn: intimation, breath]
      2: a slight indication [syn: clue]
      3: a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a
         touch of garlic" [syn: touch, tinge, 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]