Meaning of INK in English

INK

/ ɪŋk; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

[ U , C ] coloured liquid for writing, drawing and printing :

written in ink

a pen and ink drawing

different coloured inks

—see also inky

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

to cover sth with ink so that it can be used for printing

2.

( NAmE , informal ) to sign a document, especially a contract :

The group has just inked a $10 million deal.

PHRASAL VERBS

- ink sth in

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English enke , inke , from Old French enque , via late Latin from Greek enkauston , denoting the purple ink used by Roman emperors for signatures, from enkaiein burn in.

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