hint

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hint

Plural
hints

  1. (countable) A hint is a clue to a question or a puzzle.
    I really need a hint to solve this question. It is too difficult for me.

Verb[change]

Plain form
hint

Third-person singular
hints

Past tense
hinted

Past participle
hinted

Present participle
hinting

  1. To suggest.
    He hinted that he wanted to marry another man.
    I will hint to Marilyn that her modeling talent is needed for the fashion show.
    Has he been hinting again that he wants to fire Josh and Ted?