Hint vs Underground - What's the difference?

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As a noun hint

is a clue.

As a verb hint

is to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.

As a proper noun underground is

(uk|rail transport) the london underground.



(wikipedia hint)


(en noun)
  • A clue.
  • A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  • A small, barely detectable amount of.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Mother very rightly resented the slightest hint of condescension. She considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom,
  • Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting .
  • (obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • I, not remembering how I cried out then, / Will cry it o'er again: it is a hint / That wrings mine eyes to't.


    * (small amount) see also .


    (en verb)
  • To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
  • She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“I have tried, as I hinted , to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. … .”}}
  • To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
  • to hint a suspicion
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.
  • To develop and add hints to a font.
  • The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens .


    * allude * imply * insinuate * suggest


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    (en adjective)
  • (label) Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • (hidden)Hidden, furtive, secretive.
  • Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.
  • Synonyms

    * (below the ground) subterranean * (hidden) clandestine, hidden, hush-hush, secret * (outside the mainstream) avant-garde, unconventional


    (en adverb)
  • Below the ground.
  • The tunnel goes underground at this point.
  • Secretly.
  • Synonyms

    * (below the ground) below ground * (secretly) clandestinely, in secret, on the quiet


    (en noun) (wikipedia underground)
  • (chiefly, British) An underground railway.
  • A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
  • A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.
  • Synonyms

    * (underground railway) metro, (the underground railway of Paris), subway (US), Tube (British - the underground railway of London) * (movement or organisation of people who resist political convention) resistance * (movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention) avant-garde, counter-culture


    (en verb)
  • To route electricity distribution cables underground
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1962 , year_published=1998 , publisher=Island Press , editor=Carolyn Merchant , author=David Pesonen , title=Green Versus Gold: Sources in California's Environmental History , chapter=Battles Over Energy citation , isbn=9781559635806 , page=325 , passage=One is to underground where no other alternative will work, and this method should be used universally in urban regions as it now is in “downtown” sections.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2004 , publisher=Transportation Research Board , editor=Transportation Research Board Committee on Utilities , author=Don L. Ivey and C. Paul Scott , title=Utilities and Roadside Safety , chapter=Solutions , volume_plain=State of the Art Report 9 citation , isbn=9780309094511 , page=9 , passage=Also, undergrounding' may not eliminate the potential for crashes with other roadside objects, such as trees, walls, buildings, and so forth. [...] When looking at the fesibility of ' undergrounding utilities, the complete roadside area and nearby adjacent properties should be evaluated for potential roadside obstructions or hazards.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2006 , year_published= , publisher=CRC Press , author=Janes Northcote-Green, Robert Wilson , title=Control and Automation of Electrical Power Distribution Systems , chapter=Design, Construction and Operation of Distribution Systems, MV Networks citation , isbn=9780824726317 , page=110 , passage=The utility now wants the network to be undergrounded in the urban areas, which would mean substations with 33 kV distribution swtichgear.}}

    See also

    * underground railway * go underground ----