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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a pencil/ink/charcoal etc drawing (=done using a pencil, ink etc)
▪ I like to do a few pencil drawings when I go away anywhere.
ink blots
ink blots
ink pad
invisible ink
pen and ink
▪ a pen and ink drawing
printing ink
▪ Printing in black tends to be the least expensive as it does not mean that the machinery needs cleaning of black ink.
▪ Scraperboard a board prepared with black indian ink over a china clay surface.
▪ Liz had a calendar and she crossed off the days in black ink.
▪ No one said anything; we simply kept marking the pages with black ink.
▪ And Harry's name, written in black anonymous ink..
▪ If a mass of black ink has landed on the page, start breaking up that paragraph.
▪ All voters' hands will be dyed with indelible ink, and both the vote and the count will be conducted locally.
▪ Scraperboard a board prepared with black indian ink over a china clay surface.
▪ A newly created invisible ink makes the animals disappear with the heat of your body.
▪ Vietcong couriers slipped into Saigon to pick up his reports, which he wrote in invisible ink made from starch.
▪ Right: Victor Hugo, ink blot, about 1855.
▪ This ink blot, due to be exhibited, dates from Hugo's eighteen year-long political exile on the island of Jersey.
▪ I appeared twice like an ink blot on a folded sheet of paper: a passive, meaningless blur.
▪ The ink cartridge is an open-plan affair, with four ink tanks feeding to a head built into the carrier.
▪ Switching between black and color printing requires changing ink cartridges.
▪ This is quite an expensive printer to run, with the integral head and ink cartridges costing around £30 each.
▪ By simply placing this in the ink cartridge bay and installing the software provided, your printer is converted into a scanner.
▪ On-screen guidelines are given for changing the ink cartridge, which does 60 pages at a cost of around 2.5 pence each.
▪ Most of them might more accurately be described as tinted pen and ink drawings than watercolours in the traditional sense.
▪ They performed against a backdrop resembling a pen and ink drawing on white paper.
▪ The pen and ink drawings of Mike Wilks may never be the same again.
▪ Her pen and ink drawings have been used to illustrate local regional magazines and she has had several commissions.
▪ The pens can be fibre-tip, ball-point or ink pens.
▪ The blank spaces become wet and therefore reject the printing ink.
▪ Restrictions on the use of paper and printing ink resulted in canned goods carrying only half-labels.
▪ Printing in several colours is expensive, but using a single colour ink, not necessarily black, is much less so.
▪ So get those pens and paper ready. Use red ink.
▪ Blind emboss a raised impression made without using ink or foil.
▪ It helps to make the message prominent by using red ink or something similar that catches the eye. 5.
▪ They use ink as opposed to the plastic toner used by lasers.
▪ Size markers are drawn on the gel using radioactive ink.
▪ It was written in bright red ink.
▪ Their bonds might as well have been written with disappearing ink.
▪ Under the same date, neatly inscribed in copperplate writing with sepia ink, was the name Sarah Byrne.
▪ Be-side their names he wrote curses in red ink.
▪ One of the big changes we had to cope with, was learning to write with pen and ink.
▪ Vietcong couriers slipped into Saigon to pick up his reports, which he wrote in invisible ink made from starch.
▪ And Harry's name, written in black anonymous ink..
▪ It was a letter written in blue ink.
bleed red ink
indelible ink/pencil/marker etc
▪ All voters' hands will be dyed with indelible ink, and both the vote and the count will be conducted locally.
▪ Always choose a permanent ink rather than buying the cheapest you can find.
▪ But why do I waste ink telling you this?
▪ Carkesse believed that madmen vent their rage by words on air, poets by ink on paper.
▪ He worked on a Diners Club card, removing the ink on the raised letters with a Q-tip doused in polyester resin.
▪ Her name, Beulah, is printed in green ink on a heart-shaped name tag.
▪ Printing in black tends to be the least expensive as it does not mean that the machinery needs cleaning of black ink.
▪ There being no ink left in the pen, Pooley had pierced the points of his speculation through with defunct matchsticks.
indelible ink/pencil/marker etc
▪ All voters' hands will be dyed with indelible ink, and both the vote and the count will be conducted locally.
▪ The number was inked on the side of his helmet.
▪ However ferociously we ink over our first thoughts, history finds a way of reading them.
▪ Some people cut and paste on the computer or simply ink in arrows: You can also use columns for your list.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Inc \Inc\, n. A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards. [Written also ink.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"the black liquor with which men write" [Johnson], mid-13c., from Old French encre, formerly enque "dark writing fluid" (11c.), originally enca, from Late Latin encaustum, from Greek enkauston "purple or red ink," used by the Roman emperors to sign documents, originally a neuter adjective form of enkaustos "burned in," from stem of enkaiein "to burn in," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). The word is from a Greek method of applying colored wax and fixing it with heat. The Old English word for it was simply blæc, literally "black." The -r- in the Latin word is excrescent. Donkin credits a Greek pronunciation, with the accent at the front of the word, for the French evolution; the same Latin word became inchiostro in Italian, encausto in Spanish. Ink-blot test attested from 1928.


"to mark or stain in ink," 1560s, from ink (n.). Meaning "to cover (a printing plate, etc.) with ink" is from 1727. Related: Inked; inking.


n. 1 A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc. 2 (context countable English) A particular type, color or container of this fluid. 3 The black or dark-colored fluid ejected by squid, octopus etc, as a protective strategy. 4 (context slang uncountable English) publicity. 5 (context slang uncountable English) tattoo work. 6 (context slang English) cheap red wine. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To apply #Noun to; to cover or smear with ink. 2 (context transitive English) To sign (a document) (with or as if with ink). 3 (context transitive English) To apply a tattoo to (someone).

  1. n. a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing

  2. dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods

  1. v. append one's signature to; "They inked the contract"

  2. fill with ink; "ink a pen"


Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.

Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry.

Ink (The Fixx album)

Ink is the sixth studio album by British new wave band The Fixx, released in 1991.

While generally much less successful than their previous albums, Ink did produce a big hit for the band in the form of "How Much Is Enough?", which reached #11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it was their only Top 10 single.

Ink (TV series)

Ink is a television sitcom which aired on CBS from 1996–1997 that starred real-life husband and wife Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen as newspaper journalists, allegedly inspired by the film His Girl Friday. The show was also produced by Danson and Steenburgen. The show was canceled after one season due to lower than expected ratings. The show's pilot was drastically changed and reshot from the original version.

Ink was filmed at the soundstages of CBS Studio City in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. Outdoor scenes were usually shot at the small backlot streets of the same studio.

Ink (disambiguation)

Ink is a liquid containing pigments or dyes used for drawing, writing or printing.

Ink may also refer to:

Ink (comics)

Ink (Eric Gitter) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Marc Guggenheim and artist Yanick Paquette, he first appeared in Young X-Men #1.

Ink (Heroes)

"Ink" is the second episode of the fourth season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes and sixty-first episode overall. The episode aired on September 28, 2009.

Ink (novel)

Ink: The Book of All Hours 2 is a speculative fiction novel by Hal Duncan.

It is Duncan's second novel and a sequel to Vellum: The Book of All Hours. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Pan Macmillan in February 2007 and, later that same month, in the USA by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House.

Ink (Frogcircus album)

Ink is the fifth album by Spanish/ German rock band Frogcircus, released on the German label BlackRock Records in 2010.

The album was produced by Antonio J. Pérez Alonso and Gonzalo Ramos. The recordings took place at D&S Studio in Berlin (Germany) between December 2009 and March 2010. Mixes were made by Gonzalo Ramos in Almería (Spain) at Estudios Mix, while the mastering was done at London's Abbey Road Studios.

Ink (song)

"Ink" is a song recorded by British alternative rock band Coldplay from their sixth studio album Ghost Stories (2014). It was released as the fifth overall single from the album on 13 October 2014. Prior to its single release, "Ink" debuted at number 156 on the UK Singles Chart.

Ink (film)

Ink is a 2009 American science fiction fantasy film, written and directed by Jamin Winans, starring Chris Kelly, Quinn Hunchar and Jessica Duffy. It was produced by Winans's own independent production company, Double Edge Films, with Kiowa K. Winans, and shot by cinematographer Jeff Pointer in locations around Denver, Colorado. The film premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 23, 2009, and has screened in Denver, the Cancun Film Festival (where it won the Best International Feature award), Rams Head Onstage in Baltimore and in a number of independent movie houses in cities around the US. The film was widely circulated in peer-to-peer networks, which led to its commercial success.

Ink (company)

Ink, or Ink Global, is a British travel media publishing and technology company. Founded in 1994, Ink is the largest travel media publishing company in the world. Ink publishes 26 inflight magazines for 20 airlines worldwide, as of January 2015. The company's 100 magazines, publications, and other media products currently reach more than 783 million global consumers annually. Ink Global is headquartered in West Hampstead, London.

Between 2013 and 2015, Ink acquired the rights for several additional inflight magazines, including the publications for Iberia, Hong Kong Express Airways, Norwegian Air Lines, as well as United Airlines' Hemispheres magazine. In August 2014, American Airlines transferred production of its inflight magazine, American Way, from its in-house unit, AA Publishing, to Ink Global. American Way, which reaches approximately 193 million people annually, was relaunched by Ink in January 2015 as one of the company's largest publications.

INK (operating system)

INK (for I/O Node Kernel) is the operating system that runs on the input output nodes of the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer. INK is a Linux-derivative.

  • The compute nodes of the Blue Gene family of supercomputers run CNK (for Compute Node Kernel), a lightweight kernel that runs on each node and supports a single application running for a single user on that node. For the sake of efficient operation, the design of CNK was kept simple and minimal, and it was implemented in about 5,000 lines of C++ code. Physical memory is statically mapped and the CNK neither needs nor provides scheduling or context switching, given that at each point it runs a single application for a single user. By not allowing virtual memory or multi-tasking, the design of CNK aimed to devote as many cycles as possible to application processing. CNK does not even implement file I/O on the compute node, but delegates that to dedicated I/O nodes.
  • The I/O nodes of the Blue Gene family of supercomputers run INK (for I/O Node Kernel). INK is based on a modified Linux kernel.

Usage examples of "ink".

Accordingly, the finger may be dipped into acetone for several seconds, removed, and be permitted to dry, after which it is inked and printed.

If this fails, the finger is wiped off with a piece of cloth which has been saturated with alcohol, benzine or acetone, after which it may be inked and printed.

There is no independent data indicating any variation whatever in the methods of the admixture of black or colored inks, which differentiates them from those used in the earliest times of the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews or Chinese.

Frequent mention is made of sour galls, aleppo galls, green and blue vitriol, the lees of wine, black amber, sugar, fish-glue and a host of unimportant materials as being employed in the admixture of black inks.

Many of the tests specified in the Allen citation to determine the character of ink constituents, if made alone are practically valueless, because the same behavior occurs with different materials employed in the admixture of ink.

June, 1896, great stress was laid on the fact of the difference in the admixture of inks found on letters contemporaneous with the date of the will, and it was asserted also that the ink with which the will was written was not in existence at the time it was alleged to have been made, June 14, 1873, and probably not earlier than ten years later.

Then there was a small library of other books, including a medical lexicon published in London and an almanac beginning at the year 1731, the Holy Bible, ink, pens and writing paper, a box of watercolours and brushes, reams of fine-quality drawing paper, knitting needles and wool, a roll of soft tanned leather from which to make the uppers for footwear- the soles would be cut from buffalo rawhide.

What a preposterous glut of paper and ink he has amassed, loose leaves and envelopes and journals with spines and notebooks sewn with string, all neatly filled with his blockish, inelegant handwriting, all annotated with symbols in his own private code, signifying such things as further study needed or but is this really true?

Using ink and aquarelle I can paint a lakescape of unsurpassed translucence with all the mountains of paradise reflected therein, but am unable to draw a boat or a bridge or the silhouette of human panic in the blazing windows of a villa by Plam.

Seys and Brewer, 1858, applied aqueous solutions of ferrocyanide of potassium or other salts, which formed an indelible compound with the ferruginous base of writing ink.

At least Arioso wrote a fairly clear hand and used expensive ink that had not faded.

It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.

He takes down a worn volume, blowing off dust, and hands it to Berel, open to the flyleaf, on which a name and address are inked.

I have pens of reed and can make ink of various colours, who in the bygone days was no mean scribe.

In olden times they were introduced into ink with an honest belief that it would also improve and ensure its lasting qualities, but latterly more often to cheapen the cost of its manufacture.