Definition of Ink

1. Noun. A liquid used for printing or writing or drawing.

Specialized synonyms: Indelible Ink, Drawing Ink, India Ink, Magnetic Ink, Printer's Ink, Printing Ink, Writing Ink
Generic synonyms: Liquid
Derivative terms: Inky

2. Verb. Append one's signature to. "They inked the contract"
Generic synonyms: Sign

3. Noun. Dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods.

4. Verb. Mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink. "He inked his finger"
Generic synonyms: Mark

5. Verb. Fill with ink. "Ink a pen"
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Specialized synonyms: Red-ink

Definition of Ink

1. n. The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.

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

3. v. t. To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.

Definition of Ink

1. Noun. A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc. ¹

2. Noun. A particular type, color or container of this fluid. ¹

3. Noun. The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) publicity ¹

5. Noun. (slang) tattoo work ¹

6. Noun. (slang) cheap red wine ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To sign (a document) (with or as if with ink). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To apply a tattoo to (someone). ¹

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Definition of Ink

1. to mark with ink (a colored fluid used for writing) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ink

1. 1. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or coloured), used in writing or printing. "Make there a prick with ink." (Chaucer) "Deformed monsters, foul and black as ink." (Spenser) 2. A pigment. See India ink, under India. Ordinarily, black ink is made from nutgalls and a solution of some salt of iron, and consists essentially of a tannate or gallate of iron; sometimes indigo sulphate, or other colouring matter,is added. Other black inks contain potassium chromate, and extract of logwood, salts of vanadium, etc. Blue ink is usually a solution of Prussian blue. Red ink was formerly made from carmine (cochineal), Brazil wood, etc, but potassium eosin is now used. Also red, blue, violet, and yellow inks are largely made from aniline dyes. Indelible ink is usually a weak solution of silver nitrate, but carbon in the form of lampblack or India ink, salts of molybdenum, vanadium, etc, are also used. Sympathetic inks may be made of milk, salts of cobalt, etc. See Sympathetic ink (below). Copying ink, a peculiar ink used for writings of which copies by impression are to be taken. Ink bag, an ink sac. Ink berry. An organ, found in most cephalopods, containing an inky fluid which can be ejected from a duct opening at the base of the siphon. The fluid serves to cloud the water, and enable these animals to escape from their enemies. Sympathetic ink, a writing fluid of such a nature that what is written remains invisible till the action of a reagent on the characters makes it visible. Origin: OE. Enke, inke, OF. Enque, F. Encre, L. Encaustum the purple red ink with which the Roman emperors signed their edicts, Gr, fr. Burnt in, encaustic, fr. To burn in. See Encaustic, Caustic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ink

injury current
injury currents
injury of intervertebral disk
injury potential
injury potentials
injury severity score
injury time
ink (current term)
ink-jet printer
ink blot tests
ink bottle
ink cartridge
ink eradicator
ink eradicators
ink erasers
ink fountain
ink pad

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