Definition of wink :
1. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
2. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
3. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; - generally with at.
4. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
5. To cause ( the eyes) to wink.
6. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
7. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
8. To nod; to sleep; to nap.
9. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
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indicate (part of speech: verb)
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indication (part of speech: noun)
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- And with a wink at Rolfe he added, " And when you are ready to fit it on the guilty hand I hope you will let us know." - "The Hampstead Mystery", John R. Watson.
- " It will be all right in a wink," he said. - "Jane Journeys On", Ruth Comfort Mitchell.
- Well, said she, I am thankful she is found, anyway; I couldn't have slept a wink that night if I had known she was lost, the dear little thing. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.