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
These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such
ministerial garments as were then in use.
Syn. -- To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate;
signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer.
Al*lude", v. t. To compare allusively;
to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.] Wither.