from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pigmented liquid or paste used especially for writing or printing.
- n. A dark liquid ejected for protection by most cephalopods, including the octopus and squid.
- n. Informal Coverage in the print media; publicity: Her campaign rallies generated a lot of ink.
- transitive v. To mark, coat, or stain with ink.
- transitive v. Informal To append one's signature to (a contract, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc.
- n. A particular type, color or container of this fluid.
- n. The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy.
- n. Publicity.
- n. Tattoo work.
- n. Cheap red wine.
- v. To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink.
- v. To sign (a document) (with or as if with ink).
- v. To apply a tattoo to (someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
- n. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
- n. A pigment. See India ink, under India.
- transitive v. To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colored fluid of slight viscosity used for writing or drawing, or a more viscous colored substance used in printing: distinguished as writing-ink and printing-ink.
- n. In zoology, the inky fluid of a cephalopod, as the cuttlefish.
- n. A mixture of lampblack and turpentine used with a brush or stencil for marking packing-cases and other packages.
- n. A writing-ink which cannot be changed by chemicals.
- To color with ink.
- To spread ink over; daub with ink.
- n. In falconry, the neck, or that part from the head to the body of the bird that a hawk preys upon.
- n. The socket of a mill-spindle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. append one's signature to
- n. dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods
- v. fill with ink
- n. a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing
- v. mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink
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For families looking for a nongeographic name for these birthmarks, I have suggested using the term "ink blots," but Mongolian spots are a commonly used term in the health care field.
Well, doing crossword puzzles in ink is enough evidence of your wordsmith wizardry!
If you found a great doll (or perhaps plastic toy) that has gone a few rounds with a kid and a pen, this tip to use acne cream and sun to remove the ink is a godsend.
And I'm told that what they call ink comes off on your fingers like lamp-black.
Consider the tremendous amount of ink spilled by bloggers on this and other sites (well, actually "ink" is not quite the right word) on the issue of torture and detainee mistreatment.
The ink is being put on fans who are getting a tattoo for the first time to show their loyalty to the movies.
Ink jet printers are so cheap because the ink is SO EXPENSIVE.
I, for one, am tire of hearing about the next elections before the ink is dry on the last one.
He snatches up a finch and deftly dips its feet in ink, stamping glyphs across the page.