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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wink v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winked p. pr. & vb. n. Winking.]
 1. To nod; to sleep; to nap.  [Obs.] “Although I wake or wink.”
 2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
    He must wink, so loud he would cry.   --Chaucer.
    And I will wink, so shall the day seem night.   --Shak.
    They are not blind, but they wink.   --Tillotson.
 3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
    A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day.   --Hawthorne.
 4. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
    Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate.   --Swift.
 5. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.
    The times of this ignorance God winked at.   --Acts xvii. 30.
 And yet, as though he knew it not,
 His knowledge winks, and lets his humors reign.   --Herbert.
    Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued.   --Locke.
 6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
 Winking monkey Zool., the white-nosed monkey (Cersopithecus nictitans).