What does the word allusion mean?

Usage examples for allusion

  1. Salt was warned beforehand by his valet to avoid all allusion to the subject, and promised to be specially careful. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  2. Here there is not even an allusion to the Episcopate, and each convention is recognized as absolutely supreme. – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  3. Making allusion to the width of Florida, a simple peninsula between two seas, they pretended it would not resist the shock, and would be blown up the first time the cannon was fired. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne