Part of speech: verb

To suggest indirectly; make a suggestion.

Part of speech: noun

A covert or indirect allusion.

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Usage examples "hint":

  1. He hasn't proposed, because he's promised not to; but he will any time Tishy gives a hint. - "Somehow Good", 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", 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!", Talbot Mundy.