ink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ink” in the English Dictionary

"ink" in British English

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inknoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/

ink noun [C or U] (LIQUID)

B1 colouredliquid used for writing, ​printing, and ​drawing: a ​bottle of ink blue/​black/​red ink Please write in ink, not in ​pencil. The ​book is ​printed in three different ​coloured inks.
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ink noun [C or U] (DECORATION)

informal tattoos (= ​patterns that are made on the ​skin using ​needles and ink): I have only been ​tattooing for nine ​months but ​peopleseem to like my ink.

inkverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/

ink verb [T] (PUT INK ON)

specialized publishing, art to put ink on something: The ​printingplates have to be inked before they will ​print on the ​paper.

ink verb [T] (DECORATE SKIN)

informal to tattoo someone (= ​decoratetheirskin with ​patterns using ​needles and ink): Here are some ​importantpoints to ​note before you get inked.
(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ink" in American English

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 us   /ɪŋk/
coloredliquid used for writing, ​printing, and ​drawing: [C] colored inks [U] Please write in ink, not ​pencil.
(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ink" in Business English

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inknoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/
a coloured ​liquid used for writing, ​printing, etc.: The ink had hardly dried on Nationwide's announcement when a ​rival Building Society ​reduced its basic ​mortgagerate to an ​evenlowerrate. printer ink
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inkverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/
to ​sign an ​agreement: ink a contract/deal The two ​sides are getting ​close to a ​deal but nothing has been inked yet.
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(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ink”
in Korean 잉크…
in Arabic حِبْر…
in Malaysian dakwat…
in French encre…
in Russian чернила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 墨水, 油墨, 墨汁…
in Italian inchiostro…
in Turkish mürekkep…
in Polish atrament, tusz…
in Spanish tinta…
in Vietnamese mực viết…
in Portuguese tinta…
in Thai น้ำหมึก…
in German die Tinte…
in Catalan tinta…
in Japanese インク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 墨水, 油墨, 墨汁…
in Indonesian tinta…
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