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English Dictionary: wink by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
    Synonym(s): blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
  2. closing one eye quickly as a signal
  3. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    Synonym(s): blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation
  1. signal by winking; "She winked at him"
  2. gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
    Synonym(s): flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
  3. briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
    Synonym(s): blink, wink, nictitate, nictate
  4. force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
    Synonym(s): wink, blink, blink away
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wink \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.] [bd]Although I wake or
            wink.[b8] --Chaucer.
      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.
                     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
                                                                              xvii. 30.
                     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[94]l.), the white-nosed monkey
            ({Cersopithecus nictitans}).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wink \Wink\, v. t.
      To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Wink, TX (city, FIPS 79768)
      Location: 31.75523 N, 103.15437 W
      Population (1990): 1189 (465 housing units)
      Area: 2.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 79789
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