verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hint
Synonyms for hint
Antonyms for hint
Examples from the Web for hinter
Historical Examples of hinter
The remainder of his section, now 60 strong, engaged in training on the hinter slope.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I
Herbert Brayley Collett
It contains, notably in the two acts of the "hinter haus," real strokes of observation and profound knowledge of human nature.Iconoclasts
Let any one so much as hint that you are throwing yourself at Alec's head, and I shall have the hinter dynamited.A Son of the Immortals
But the hinter at evil things, having shot his shafts, was turning on his heel, bound for the tap-room at the "Brown Cow."The Root of All Evil
J. S. Fletcher
To widen their knowledge of the world, and teach them that "hinter den Bergen sind auch Leute!"A Witch of the Hills, v. 2-2
Word Origin for hint
c.1600, apparently from obsolete hent, from Middle English hinten "to tell, inform" (c.1400), from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *hantijanan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize"), related to hunt (v.). Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare.
1640s, from hint (n.). Related: Hinted; hinting.
see take a hint.