• A clue.
  • An implicit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  • A small, barely detectable amount of.
  • 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; an instance of hinting.
  • An opportunity; occasion; fit time.


  • To imply without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
  • To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
  • To develop and add hints to a font.


  • From Middle English hinten, hynten, variant of henten, from Old English hentan, from Proto-West Germanic *hantijan, from Proto-Germanic *hantijanÄ…. hent. Related also to hunt.

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