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Meaning of INK

Pronunciation:  ingk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods
  2. [n]  a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing
  3. [v]  append one's signature to; "They inked the contract"
  4. [v]  fill with ink; "ink a pen"

INK is a 3 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, drawing ink, fill, fill up, humor, humour, indelible ink, India ink, liquid, liquid body substance, make full, printer's ink, printing ink, sign, writing ink



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ink\, n. (Mach.)
    The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone
    spindle runs.
  2. \Ink\, n. [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}.]
    1. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various
       kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or
             Make there a prick with ink.          --Chaucer.
             Deformed monsters, foul and black as ink. --Spenser.
    2. A pigment. See {India ink}, under {India}.
    Note: 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 coloring 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} (Zo["o]l.), an ink sac.
    {Ink berry}. (Bot.)
       (a) A shrub of the Holly family ({Ilex glabra}), found in
           sandy grounds along the coast from New England to
           Florida, and producing a small black berry.
       (b) The West Indian indigo berry. See {Indigo}.
    {Ink plant} (Bot.), a New Zealand shrub ({Coriaria
       thumifolia}), the berries of which uield a juice which
       forms an ink.
    {Ink powder}, a powder from which ink is made by solution.
    {Ink sac} (Zo["o]l.), 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. See Illust. of {Dibranchiata}.
    {Printer's ink}, or {Printing ink}. See under {Printing}.
    {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.
  3. \Ink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inked} ([i^][ng]kt); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Inking}.]
    To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or
    daub with ink.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing ink spilled over one's clothing, symbolizes bitterness, spite and envy. Seeing ink on your fingers means jealous and rage toward someone. Seeing bottles of ink in your dream, suggests that a solution to your problem will soon become apparent.
Thesaurus Terms
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