Definitions for INKɪŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a fluid or viscous substance used for writing or printing.

    Category: Printing

  2. a dark protective fluid ejected by the cuttlefish and other cephalopods.

    Category: Zoology

  3. publicity, esp. in print media.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.t.)to mark, stain, cover, or smear with ink.

  5. to draw or re-trace with ink (often fol. by in).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. Slang. to sign one's name to:

    to ink a contract.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of ink:

1200–50; ME inke, enke < OF enque < LL encaustum < Gk énkauston purple ink


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ink(noun)

    a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing

  2. ink(verb)

    dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

  3. ink(verb)

    append one's signature to

    "They inked the contract"

  4. ink(verb)

    mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink

    "he inked his finger"

  5. ink(verb)

    fill with ink

    "ink a pen"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ink(noun)ˈɪŋk

    the colored liquid in pens

    Fill out the form in blue or black ink.; colored inks


  1. ink(Noun)

    A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc.

  2. ink(Noun)

    A particular type, color or container of this fluid.

  3. ink(Noun)

    The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy.

  4. ink(Noun)


    The TSA has been getting a lot of ink lately.

  5. ink(Noun)

    tattoo work

  6. ink(Noun)

    cheap red wine

  7. ink(Verb)

    To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink.

  8. ink(Verb)

    To sign (a document) (with or as if with ink).

  9. ink(Verb)

    To apply a tattoo to (someone).

  10. Origin: From enque, from encaustum, from encauston, from kauterion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ink(noun)

    the step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs

  2. Ink(noun)

    a fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing

  3. Ink(noun)

    a pigment. See India ink, under India

  4. Ink(verb)

    to put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink


  1. Ink

    Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing. Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescers, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives control flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry.


  1. Ink

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Anagrams of INK

  1. kin

Translations for INK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a black or coloured liquid used in writing, printing etc

Please sign your name in ink rather than pencil; I spilt red ink all over my dress.

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