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.

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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 people seem to like my ink.

inkverb [ T ]

uk /ɪŋk/ us /ɪŋk/

ink verb [ T ] (PUT INK ON)

specialized publishing, art to put ink on something:

The printing plates have to be inked before they will print on the paper.

ink verb [ T ] (DECORATE SKIN)

informal to tattoo someone (= decorate their skin with patterns using needles and ink):

Here are some important points 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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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)