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Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
Regina Brett

Meaning of "blinks" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BLINKS

From blink, because the flowers do not fully open and thus seem to blink at the light.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BLINKS

blinks  [blɪŋks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLINKS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Blinks is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLINKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

blinks

Montia fontana

Montia fontana, commonly known as blinks or water-blinks, water brickweed or annual water miner's lettuce, is a herbaceous annual plant of the genus Montia. It is a common plant that can be found in wet environments across the globe, from the tropics to the Arctic. It is quite variable in morphology, taking a variety of forms. It is sometimes aquatic.

Definition of blinks in the English dictionary

The definition of blinks in the dictionary is a small temperate portulacaceous plant, Montia fontana with small white flowers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BLINKS


drinks
drɪŋks
hijinks
ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks
hypopharynx
ˌhaɪpəʊˈfærɪŋks
jinks
dʒɪŋks
jinx
dʒɪŋks
jynx
dʒɪŋks
larynx
ˈlærɪŋks
Lincs
lɪŋks
links
lɪŋks
lynx
lɪŋks
meninx
ˈmiːnɪŋks
methinks
mɪˈθɪŋks
minx
mɪŋks
nasopharynx
ˌneɪzəʊˈfærɪŋks
oropharynx
ˌɔːrəʊˈfærɪŋks
pharynx
ˈfærɪŋks
sphinx
sfɪŋks
Sphynx
sfɪŋks
syrinx
ˈsɪrɪŋks
tiddlywinks
ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLINKS

blindstorey
blindstories
blindstory
blindworm
bling
bling bling
bling-bling
blinging
blinglish
blini
blinis
blink
blinkard
blinker
blinkered
blinkers
blinking
blintz
blintze
bliny

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLINKS

Banks
close ranks
Fairbanks
forty winks
golf links
Grand Banks
Hanks
high jinks
hunks
hunting pinks
lower ranks
other ranks
pilliwinks
ranks
return thanks
swimming trunks
thanks
trunks
vote of thanks
yonks

Synonyms and antonyms of blinks in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BLINKS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «blinks» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of blinks

Translation of «blinks» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLINKS

Find out the translation of blinks to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of blinks from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «blinks» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

闪烁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parpadea
570 millions of speakers

English

blinks
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झपकाए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يومض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мигает
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pisca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

blinks
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clignote
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkedip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

blinkt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

点滅
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깜박
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Blinks
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhấp nháy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எரிவது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्लिंक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanıp sönme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lampeggia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

блимає
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clipește
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναβοσβήνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blinks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blinkar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blinker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of blinks

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLINKS»

The term «blinks» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.960 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLINKS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about blinks

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2 QUOTES WITH «BLINKS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word blinks.
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Regina Brett
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
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Dean Koontz
The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLINKS»

Discover the use of blinks in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to blinks and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours
When Regina Brett turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life had taught her.
Regina Brett, 2010
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Between Blinks
Between Blinks is a selection of over 200 very very short stories, originally shared with twitter fans by Blue Fern Press. These quick tales are each complete and unique.
Janet Ference, 2012
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Between Blinks (Personal Reflection
Their histories still exist, without miss-interpretations or incorrect translation. The stories themselves are immortal, but the author is only said to be but an elder who may or may not be remembered based on his greatness.
Calvin Thomas, 2009
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Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a ...
With honesty and humor, Rather recounts his thrilling trek through Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion in 1980, tells the full story behind his confrontation with Vice President Bush over the Iran-Contra scandal, and writes his candid ...
Dan Rather, Mickey Herskowitz, 1995
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Blinks in My Mind's Eye
This is a book of poetry by an Irish woman. It is a reflection on her thoughts, reactions, and day to day observations of her life and the lives of people she has come in contact with.
Mairead Kelly, 2007
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jean-Dominique Bauby, 2008
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Three Blinks and a Sigh A Novel
Karl Bimshas. the last of the cash he had in his pockets. He reached for Hope's bags, but she got to them first. “Let me help you with those,” he said. “I got them. Thanks,” she said. “You're the one who always talks about abandonment issues ...
Karl Bimshas
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The Signs of Language Revisited: An Anthology To Honor ...
I thought sign language research had really come of age with this research on blinks, but this feeling did not last long. His first question was, “What kind of eyeblinks are they?” It took almost 15 years to answer that question and the answer ...
Karen Emmorey, Harlan L. Lane, 2000
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Tutorials in Visual Cognition
visual disruption during an information-processing task by performing blinks together with long duration saccades. The experimenters were able to investigate differences between blinks that • occurred close in time with saccades directed ...
Veronika Coltheart, 2011
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Cerebellar Modulation of Trigeminal Reflex Blinks
Lesion studies demonstrate that the cerebellum is an essential component of motor coordination and learning.
Fang-Ping Chen, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLINKS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term blinks is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Horizons Pluto mission blinks out just days from goal
Before you start having a heart attack at the idea that we won't get any closer to Pluto, take heed - New Horizons is now back online. For just a ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
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Expert: Emerging Nuke Deal Will Allow Iran to Create “Arc of …
In most cases, Washington blinks and the terms of the agreement are further watered down. At the same time, the U.S. missed repeated ... «TheTower.org, Jul 15»
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July 7: Next act in Greek tragedy
This has been a crisis waiting to happen and it remains to be seen who blinks first – Germany's Angela Merkel, who is coming under pressure ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
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The all-new Mazda 6
... also providing steering torque assistance to return the car safely to its intended lane; the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) that rapidly blinks the ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
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Redditors make it clear: they want Ellen Pao out as CEO
With the site essentially going dark, it is all going to come down to who blinks first. VatorNews reached out to Reddit for comment on the petition ... «VatorNews, Jul 15»
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German Finance Minister Blinks on Greece; Says Europe Will Not …
Just as millions of Greeks were preparing to go to the polls for what has been described as the most historic vote in more than 40 years, ... «The Pappas Post, Jul 15»
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Oxymoron or Pyrrhic victory?
What now follows is a standoff between the Greek negotiators and their European creditors to see whether or not one side blinks, enabling a ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
8
MasterCard Testing New App That Lets You Make Payments With …
The app's facial recognition software requires that an individual blinks, like a contented kitty, to prove that he or she isn't just some image of ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
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LIVE COMMENTARY: 2015 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - SUNDAY …
12:27 Raikkonen blinks first in the fight for fifth and pits in the Ferrari. 12:28 Mercedes mechanics in the pits... 12:28 And neither Mercedes driver comes in. «autosport.com, Jul 15»
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Maithri Blinks Mahinda to contest on UPFA ticket
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on Friday agreed to grant nomination to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming ... «nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Blinks [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/blinks>. Aug 2019 ».
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