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Meaning of CHINK

Pronunciation:  chingk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short light metallic sound
  2. [n]  a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
  3. [n]  offensive terms for a person of Chinese descent
  4. [v]  make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
  5. [v]  fill the chinks of, as with caulking
  6. [v]  make or emit a high tinkling sound

CHINK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: check, Chinaman, click, clink, clink, tink, tinkle
 See Also: Chinese, cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, go, plug, scissure, secure, sound, sound, stop up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chink\, n. [OE. chine, AS. c[=i]ne fissure, chink, fr.
    c[=i]nan to gape; akin to Goth. Keinan to sprout, G. keimen.
    Cf. {Chit}.]
    A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than
    breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of wall.
          Through one cloudless chink, in a black, stormy sky.
          Shines out the dewy morning star.        --Macaulay.
  2. \Chink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chinked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To crack; to open.
  3. \Chink\, v. t.
    1. To cause to open in cracks or fissures.
    2. To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall.
  4. \Chink\, n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Jingle}.]
    1. A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight
       degree of violence. ``Chink of bell.'' --Cowper.
    2. Money; cash. [Cant] ``To leave his chink to better
       hands.'' --Somerville.
  5. \Chink\, v. t.
    To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small
    pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with
    each other. --Pope.
  6. \Chink\, v. i.
    To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision
    of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies.
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