Definition of “ink” - English Dictionary

“ink” in British English

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inknoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪŋk/ us /ɪŋk/

ink noun [ C or U ] (LIQUID)

B1 coloured liquid used for writing, printing, and drawing:

a bottle of ink
Please write in ink, not in pencil.
The book is printed in three different coloured inks.

More examples

  • She was disappointed to see her essay returned with a mass of corrections in red ink.
  • When you fill in the form, please write clearly in black ink.

inkverb [ T ]

uk /ɪŋk/ us /ɪŋk/

(Definition of “ink” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ink” in American English

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inknoun

us /ɪŋk/

colored liquid used for writing, printing, and drawing:

[ 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 /ɪŋk/ us

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 mortgage rate to an even lower rate.
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inkverb [ T ]

uk /ɪŋk/ us

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)