(Hinge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinging ]
1. To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
2. To bend. [Obs.] Shak.
(Hinge) v. i. To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision
or for force and validity; usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point. I. Taylor
(Hinged) a. Furnished with hinges.
(Hinge"less) a. Without a hinge or joint.
(Hink) n. A reaping hook. Knight.
(Hin"ni*ate Hin"ny) v. i. [L. hinnire.] To neigh; to whinny. [Obs.]
(Hin"ny), n.; pl. Hinnies [L. hinnus, cf. Gr. .] A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.
(Hin"ny), n. A term of endearment; darling; corrupted from honey. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
(Hint) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinting.] [OE. henten, hinten, to seize, to catch,
AS. hentan to pursue, take, seize; or Icel. ymta to mutter, ymtr a muttering, Dan. ymte to whisper.
&radic36. Cf. Hent.] To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect
manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.Pope.
Syn. To suggest; intimate; insinuate; imply.
(Hint), v. i. To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
We whisper, and hint, and chuckle.Tennyson. To hint at, to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.
Syn. To allude; refer; glance; touch.
(Hint), n. A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a
full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.
Our hint of woeShak.
The hint malevolent, the look oblique.Hannah More.
Syn. Suggestion; allusion. See Suggestion.