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ink

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noun, often attributive \ ˈiŋk \

Definition of ink

1 :a colored usually liquid material for writing and printing
2 :the black protective secretion of a cephalopod
3 slang :publicity 2d

inkiness

play \ˈiŋ-kē-nəs\ noun

inky

play \ˈiŋ-kē\ adjective

Examples of ink in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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ink

verb

Definition of ink

transitive verb
1 :to put ink on
  • ink a pen
; also :to draw or write on in ink
2 a :sign 2a
  • inked a new contract
b :sign 4

Examples of ink in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of ink

1562

ink Synonyms



INK Defined for English Language Learners

ink

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noun

Definition of ink for English Language Learners

  • : colored liquid that is used for writing or printing

  • : public attention

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


ink

verb

Definition of ink for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INK Defined for Kids

ink

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noun \ ˈiŋk \

Definition of ink for Students

:a liquid material used for writing or printing


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