Allude Al*lude", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alluding}.] [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.] To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction. [1913 Webster]

These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See {Refer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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