Meaning of INK in English

INK

[ink] n, often attrib [ME enke, fr. OF, fr. LL encaustum, fr. neut. of L encaustus burned in, fr. Gk enkaustos, verbal of enkaiein to burn in--more at encaustic] (13c) 1: a colored usu. liquid material for writing and printing

2: the black protective secretion of a cephalopod 3 slang: publicity 2d -- ink.i.ness n -- inky adj

[2]ink vt (1562) 1: to put ink on "~ a pen"; also: to draw or write on in ink

2. a: sign 2a "~ed a new contract" b: sign

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