Meaning of INK in English


Pronunciation: ' i ŋ k

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English enke, from Anglo-French encre, enke, from Late Latin encaustum, from neuter of Latin encaustus burned in, from Greek enkaustos, verbal of enkaiein to burn in ― more at ENCAUSTIC

Date: 13th century

1 : a colored usually liquid material for writing and printing

2 : the black protective secretion of a cephalopod

3 slang : PUBLICITY 2D

– ink · i · ness \ ' i ŋ -k ē -n ə s \ noun

– inky \ ' i ŋ -k ē \ adjective

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