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Etymology

From obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *khantijanan.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hint

Plural
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  1. A clue.
    I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
  2. A small, barely detectable amount of.
    This entry requires a hint of irony.
  3. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
    This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to hint

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To deliberately imply, indirectly suggest, or provide a clue.
    She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
  2. To develop and add hints to a font.
    The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.

Translations


Hungarian

Verb

hint

  1. to scatter
    A cukrász porcukrot hint a süteményre.

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