v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Winked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Winking.]
1.To nod; to sleep; to nap.
2.To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
He must wink, so loud he would cry.
- Chaucer.
And I will wink, so shall the day seem night.
- Shak.
They are not blind, but they wink.
- Tillotson.
3.To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
4.To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
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 xvii. 30.
6.To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
Winking monkey
(Zool.) the white-nosed monkey (Cersopithecus nictitans).
v. t.1.To cause (the eyes) to wink.
n.1.The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
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.
Noun1.wink - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
2.wink - closing one eye quickly as a signal
3.Winkwink - a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
Verb1.wink - signal by winking; "She winked at him"
2.wink - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
Synonyms: flash, twinkle, winkle, blink
3.wink - briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
Synonyms: blink, nictate, nictitate
4.wink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
Synonyms: blink away, blink
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