What does the word hint mean?

Usage examples for hint

  1. He hasn't proposed, because he's promised not to; but he will any time Tishy gives a hint. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  2. But I know better than that, and so do you; and I want you to give her some little hint of how it really is: how it takes family and money and a lot of influence to get to the top in any city." – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  3. I knew that he would listen to a hint from me, and I knew that he had no one in his office whom he could send. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy