Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » W » Wing Case ... Winter Squash

WINK

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wink mean? 

WINK (noun)
  The noun WINK has 3 senses:

1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
2. closing one eye quickly as a signal
3. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  Familiarity information: WINK used as a noun is uncommon.


WINK (verb)
  The verb WINK has 4 senses:

1. signal by winking
2. gleam or glow intermittently
3. briefly shut the eyes
4. force to go away by blinking

  Familiarity information: WINK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WINK (noun)


Sense 1wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

wink; twinkling; trice; split second; New York minute; jiffy; instant; blink of an eye; heartbeat; flash

Context example:

if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Hypernyms ("wink" is a kind of...):

bit; minute; moment; second (an indefinitely short time)


Sense 2wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Closing one eye quickly as a signal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("wink" is a kind of...):

facial expression; facial gesture (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)


Sense 3wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blink; winking; nictitation; nictation; eye blink; blinking; wink

Hypernyms ("wink" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wink"):

palpebration (repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent))


WINK (verb)


Sense 1wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Signal by winking

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

She winked at him

Hypernyms (to "wink" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gleam or glow intermittently

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

flash; twinkle; wink; winkle; blink

Context example:

The lights were flashing

Hypernyms (to "wink" is one way to...):

radiate (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wink"):

flick; flicker (flash intermittently)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Briefly shut the eyes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

blink; nictate; nictitate; wink

Context example:

The TV announcer never seems to blink

Hypernyms (to "wink" is one way to...):

act involuntarily; act reflexively (act in an uncontrolled manner)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wink"):

palpebrate (wink or blink, especially repeatedly)

bat; flutter (wink briefly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4wink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force to go away by blinking

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

blink away; blink; wink

Context example:

blink away tears

Hypernyms (to "wink" is one way to...):

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"You never know what you've got till it's gone." (English proverb)

"Any new saint-to-be has his miracles to make" (Breton proverb)

"If a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity." (Arabic proverb)

"No money, no Swiss." (Dutch proverb)

 WINK: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0614 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: