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Definition of "ink" []

  • A pigmented liquid or paste used especially for writing or printing. (noun)
  • A dark liquid ejected for protection by most cephalopods, including the octopus and squid. (noun)
  • Informal Coverage in the print media; publicity: Her campaign rallies generated a lot of ink. (noun)
  • To mark, coat, or stain with ink. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To append one's signature to (a contract, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ink" in a sentence
  • "They must have done a study and ended up using some whacked out middle schoolers who wanted to trick them and said “Oh yeah pink ink is cool, especially *flirty pink ink*”."
  • "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!"