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From obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *khantijanan.
- A clue.
- I needed a hint to complete the crossword.
- A small, barely detectable amount of.
- This entry requires a hint of irony.
- 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.
- Finnish: vihje (1)
- Japanese: ヒント (hinto) (1)
- Italian: accenno it(it), allusione it(it), indizio it(it), aiuto it(it), dritta it(it) (1)
Third person singular
- To deliberately imply, indirectly suggest, or provide a clue.
- She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
- 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.
- Finnish: vihjata (1), vihjailla (1)
- French: allusion f. (1)
- Japanese: ほのめかす (honomekasu)(1)
- Spanish: indicio (1), pista (1), pizca (2)
- to scatter
- A cukrász porcukrot hint a süteményre.
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