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ink

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noun \ˈiŋk\

Simple Definition of ink

  • : colored liquid that is used for writing or printing

  • : public attention

  • biology : the black liquid that is used by some sea creatures for protection

Full Definition of ink

  1. 1 :  a colored usually liquid material for writing and printing

  2. 2 :  the black protective secretion of a cephalopod

  3. 3 slang :  publicity 2d

ink·i·ness play \ˈiŋ-kē-nəs\ noun
inky play \ˈiŋ-kē\ adjective

Examples of ink

  1. Fill out the form using blue or black ink.

  2. The printer is out of ink.

  3. We're using four different inks for this poster.



Origin of ink

Middle English enke, from Anglo-French encre, enke, from Late Latin encaustum, from neuter of Latin encaustus burned in, from Greek enkaustos, verbal of enkaiein to burn in — more at encaustic


First Known Use: 13th century


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ink

verb

Simple Definition of ink

  • : to put ink on (something)

  • : to sign (a document) to show that you accept or agree with what is written on it

  • : to hire (someone) to do something by having that person sign a contract

Full Definition of ink

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put ink on <ink a pen>; also :  to draw or write on in ink

  3. 2 a :  sign 2a <inked a new contract> b :  sign 4

Examples of ink

  1. They just inked a new partnership agreement.

  2. <the basketball star just inked a two-year contract with the most celebrated franchise in the NBA>



1562

First Known Use of ink

1562



INK Defined for Kids

ink

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noun \ˈiŋk\

Definition of ink

  1. :  a liquid material used for writing or printing





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