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Meaning of PINK

Pronunciation:  pingk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light shade of red
  2. [n]  any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
  3. [adj]  similar to the natural color of pinks
  4. [v]  cut in a zig-zag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
  5. [v]  make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

PINK is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: chromatic, garden pink, knock, pinkish, rap, tap
 See Also: apricot, button pink, carnation, carnation, cheddar pink, china pink, chromatic color, chromatic colour, clove pink, coral, cottage pink, cut, Diangus gratianopolitanus, Dianthus, Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus caryophyllus, Dianthus chinensis, Dianthus deltoides, Dianthus latifolius, Dianthus plumarius, Dianthus supurbus, flower, fringed pink, genus Dianthus, gillyflower, go, grass pink, maiden pink, peach, purplish pink, rainbow pink, rose, salmon pink, solferino, sound, spectral color, spectral colour, sweet William, yellowish pink



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pink\, n. [D. pink.] (Naut.)
    A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also {pinky}.
    --Sir W. Scott.
    {Pink stern} (Naut.), a narrow stern.
  2. \Pink\, v. i. [D. pinken, pinkoogen, to blink, twinkle with
    the eyes.]
    To wink; to blink. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
  3. \Pink\, a.
    Half-shut; winking. [Obs.] --Shak.
  4. \Pink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pinking}.] [OE. pinken to prick, probably a nasalized form
    of pick.]
    1. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth
       or paper, in small scallops or angles.
    2. To stab; to pierce as with a sword. --Addison.
    3. To choose; to cull; to pick out. [Obs.] --Herbert.
  5. \Pink\, n.
    A stab. --Grose.
  6. \Pink\, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the
    petals were picked out. Cf. {Pink}, v. t.]
    1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the
       caryophyllaceous genus {Dianthus}, and to their flowers,
       which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in
       cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial
       herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome
       five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.
    2. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red
       with more or less white; -- so called from the common
       color of the flower. --Dryden.
    3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection
       of something. ``The very pink of courtesy.'' --Shak.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The European minnow; -- so called from the
       color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Bunch pink} is {Dianthus barbatus}.
    {China}, or {Indian}, {pink}. See under {China}.
    {Clove pink} is {Dianthus Caryophyllus}, the stock from which
       carnations are derived.
    {Garden pink}. See {Pheasant's eye}.
    {Meadow pink} is applied to {Dianthus deltoides}; also, to
       the ragged robin.
    {Maiden pink}, {Dianthus deltoides}.
    {Moss pink}. See under {Moss}.
    {Pink needle}, the pin grass; -- so called from the long,
       tapering points of the carpels. See {Alfilaria}.
    {Sea pink}. See {Thrift}.
  7. \Pink\, a.
    Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink
    (see 6th {Pink}, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.
    {Pink eye} (Med.), a popular name for an epidemic variety of
       ophthalmia, associated with early and marked redness of
       the eyeball.
    {Pink salt} (Chem. & Dyeing), the double chlorides of
       (stannic) tin and ammonium, formerly much used as a
       mordant for madder and cochineal.
    {Pink saucer}, a small saucer, the inner surface of which is
       covered with a pink pigment.
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