Meaning of INK in English

■ noun

1》 a coloured fluid used for writing, drawing, or printing.

2》 Zoology a black liquid ejected by a cuttlefish, octopus, or squid to confuse a predator.

■ verb

1》 write or mark with ~.

↘cover (type or a stamp) with ~ before printing.

2》 N. Amer. informal sign and secure (a contract).


~er noun


ME enke , ~e , from OFr. enque , via late L. from Gk enkauston , denoting the purple ~ used by Roman emperors for signatures, from enkaiein 'burn in'.

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