Definition of Blinking

1. Noun. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly.




2. Adjective. Closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly. "He stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
Exact synonyms: Winking
Similar to: Closed, Shut

3. Adjective. Informal intensifiers. "You flaming idiot"
Exact synonyms: Bally, Bloody, Blooming, Crashing, Flaming, Fucking
Similar to: Unmitigated

Definition of Blinking

1. Adjective. That or who blinks or blink. ¹

2. Adjective. (''British euphemistic slang'') Bloody (''in the coarse slang sense'') ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of blink) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blinking

1. blink [v] - See also: blink

Medical Definition of Blinking

1. Brief closing of the eyelids by involuntary normal periodic closing, as a protective measure, or by voluntary action. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blinking

blink-eyed
blink away
blink of an eye
blinkard
blinkards
blinked
blinkenlight
blinkenlights
blinker
blinker fluid
blinkered
blinkering
blinkers
blinkie
blinkies
blinking (current term)
blinking(a)
blinking chickweed
blinkingly
blinks
blinkt
blinky
blinned
blinning
blins
blintz
blintze
blintzes
bliny
blip

Literary usage of Blinking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Winking and blinking.—Johnston's great battle.—Wounded himself.—The wounded—The hospitals. MAY IST.—The ladies shower loaves of bread and slices of ham on ..."

2. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"Even by the time that he had gained the outer doorway, and stood blinking at the bright light and filling his lungs with honest air once more, ..."

3. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[paetus] n-itli a cast in the eye, slightly blink-eyed. paetus, adj., with a cast in the eye, blinking, leering, H. paganas, adj. [ pagus ], of the country, ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1884)
"I must say—it is of no use blinking the matter—it is a very unequal fight between a half-taught Native, with the prospect of a pocketful of gold, and, ..."

5. The Diary of William Pynchon of Salem: A Picture of Salem Life, Social and by William Pynchon, Fitch Edward Oliver (1890)
"... “Mark my words, she is just like a candle blinking and blazing up just before it expires; her candle by next January will be burnt down to the socket, ..."

6. Johnsoniana: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson by Hester Lynch Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Thomas Percy, Fanny Burney, Thomas Campbell (1884)
""He may paint himself as deaf if he chuses (replied Johnson); but I will not be blinking Sam." It is chiefly for the sake of evincing the regularity and ..."

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