hint Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "hint" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

hintnoun

 us   /hɪnt/

hint noun (INDIRECT STATEMENT)

[C] a statement or action that suggests what you think or want in an indirect way: [+ that clause] When he yawned and looked at his watch, I took it as a hint that we should leave. [C] A hint is also a piece of advice that helps you to do something: hints on ways to save money

hint noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a small amount of something: It was the first cool day of September, and there was a hint of autumn in the air.

hintverb [I/T]

 /hɪnt/

hint verb [I/T] (SAY INDIRECTLY)

to say or do something that shows in an indirect way what you think or want: [+ that clause] My parents have hinted that they’ll pay for a European vacation after I graduate from college.
(Definition of hint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hint?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hint” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More