What does pink mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pink(noun)

    a light shade of red

  2. pink, garden pink(noun)

    any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers

  3. pinko, pink(adj)

    a person with mildly leftist political views

  4. pink, pinkish(verb)

    of a light shade of red

  5. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

  6. pink, ping, knock(verb)

    sound like a car engine that is firing too early

    "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"

  7. pink(verb)

    cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pink(noun)

    a vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky

  2. Pink(verb)

    to wink; to blink

  3. Pink(adj)

    half-shut; winking

  4. Pink(verb)

    to pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles

  5. Pink(verb)

    to stab; to pierce as with a sword

  6. Pink(verb)

    to choose; to cull; to pick out

  7. Pink(noun)

    a stab

  8. Pink(verb)

    a name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx

  9. Pink(verb)

    a color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower

  10. Pink(verb)

    anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something

  11. Pink(verb)

    the European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer

  12. Pink(adj)

    resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons

  13. Origin: [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the petals were picked out. Cf. Pink, v. t.]


  1. Pink

    Pink is any of the colors between bluish red and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation. Commonly used for Valentine's Day and Easter, pink is sometimes referred to as "the color of love." The use of the word for the color "pink" was first recorded in the late 17th century. Although pink is roughly considered just as a tint of red, most variations of pink lie between red, white and magenta colors. This means that the pink's hue is somewhat between red and magenta. Roseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink." Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things. The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling and Catharanthus roseus. In most Indo-European languages, the color pink is called rosa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pink

    pingk, n. a boat with a narrow stern.—Also Pink′y. [Dut.; Ger. pinke.]

  2. Pink

    pingk, v.t. to stab or pierce, esp. with a sword or rapier: to decorate by cutting small holes or scallops.—n. a stab: an eyelet.—adj. Pinked, pierced or worked with small holes.—n. Pink′ing-ī′ron, a tool for pinking or scalloping. [Either through A.S. pyngan, from L. pungĕre, to prick; or acc. to Skeat, a nasalised form of pick.]

  3. Pink

    pingk, n. a flower of any one of several plants of the genus Dianthus—carnation, &c.: a shade of light-red colour like that of the flower: a scarlet hunting-coat, also the person wearing such: the minnow, from the colour of its abdomen in summer: any type or example of excellence in its kind.—adj. of a pink colour.—n. Pink′iness.—adj. Pink′ish, somewhat pink.—n. Pink′-root, the root of the Carolina or Indian pink, a common vermifuge.—Pink of perfection, the very highest state of perfection: an example of highest perfection.—Dutch pink, a yellow lake obtained from quercitron bark: (slang) blood. [Prob. a nasalised form of Celt. pic, a point—from the finely notched edges of the petals.]

  4. Pink

    pingk, v.i. to wink: to half-shut.—n. Pink′-eye, a disease in horses in which the eye turns somewhat red.—adj. Pink′-eyed, having pink eyes like a rabbit: having small or half-shut eyes.—adj. Pink′y, winking. [Dut. pinken, to wink.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pink

    A ship with a very narrow stern, having a small square part above. The shape is of old date, but continued, especially by the Danes, for the advantage of the quarter-guns, by the ship's being contracted abaft. Also, one of the many names for the minnow.--To pink, to stab, as, between casks, to detect men stowed away.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3533

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1988

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pink' in Adjectives Frequency: #444

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pink in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pink in a Sentence

  1. Tom Carter:

    Pink light district

  2. Miley Cyrus:

    Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!

  3. Damrong Phetpong:

    They confessed to tearing down the voter lists because they liked the color pink.

  4. Sonya Angelone:

    Himalyan pink salt or kosher salt or sea salt all have the same amount of sodium.

  5. Gunther Baumgarten:

    President Evo Morales was the last standing of the pink tide, it's definitely a blow.

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