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Definition of Wink
WinkWink Wink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Winking.] [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G.
winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan.
vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanch?n to
waver, G. wanken, and perhaps to E. weak; cf. AS. wincel a
corner. Cf. Wench, Wince, v. i.]
1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] ``Although I wake or
2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a
He must wink, so loud he would cry. --Chaucer.
And I will wink, so shall the day seem night.
They are not blind, but they wink. --Tillotson.
3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to
A baby of some three months old, who winked, and
turned aside its little face from the too vivid
light of day. --Hawthorne.
4. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of
one eye only.
Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate.
5. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to
connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.
The times of this ignorance God winked at. --Acts
And yet, as though he knew it not, His knowledge
winks, and lets his humors reign. --Herbert.
Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued.
6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
Winking monkey (Zo["o]l.), the white-nosed monkey
Wink Wink, v. t.
To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.]
Wink Wink, n.
1. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids
quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a
I have not slept one wink. --Shak.
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink. --Donne.
2. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
--Sir. P. Sidney.
The stockjobber thus from Change Alley goes down,
And tips you, the freeman, a wink. --Swift.
Meaning of Wink from wikipedia
- A wink
is a facial expression
made by briefly closing
one eye. A wink
is an informal
mode of non-verbal communication usually signaling shared
- up wink
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A wink
is a facial expression
one eye is briefly
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