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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a glowing/rosy/pink complexion (=healthy and pink – used about women or children)
be tickled pink (=be very pleased or amused)
▪ The kids were tickled pink to see you on TV!
dark blue/green/pink etc
▪ a dark blue dress
dusky pink/orange/blue etc
▪ a dusky pink room
pink gin
pink pound
▪ Companies are trying to attract the pink pound.
pink slip
pinking shears
shocking pink
▪ Their appearance may not be one of illness because of these pink cheeks.
▪ I wore a sweet pink dress with dark pink roses patterning it.
▪ Would Papa consent, in a few years' time, to his marrying the quiet young woman in the pink dress?
▪ She wore a pale pink dress that swirled around slender legs and her hair was caught back with a matching headband.
▪ Louise picked out a pretty little pink dress that nobody could possibly take exception to and so honour was satisfied.
▪ Here and there banners waved above the sea of pink faces, proclaiming districts and religious associations.
▪ Orange hair, pink face, blue eyes.
▪ Sew the hat brim on to the join between the pink face and yellow hat.
▪ The soldiers' pink faces stood out in my mind.
▪ The bedroom is wallpapered, both on walls and ceiling, with a delicate tiny pink flower motif on a white background.
▪ The vibrant village is a place where some residents plant rows of red and pink flowers around their squat concrete houses.
▪ Centaury got its name from the centaur, which cured itself from a poisoned dart with this pink flower.
▪ Eventually the banana will send out a large pink flower.
▪ The church was full of pink flowers - her favourite colour.
▪ On the window-sill was a potted geranium, still in pink flower.
▪ The pale pink flowers and grey-green leaves would match with most other plants placed against it.
▪ Chives look well, too, providing leaves for salads and pink flowers for air-drying.
▪ Heather finished her pink gin and made herself another.
▪ She had scraped her hair back from her forehead and tied it in a ponytail with a pink ribbon.
▪ Her face was framed by her Pamela bonnet, a nimbus of straw trimmed with pink ribbons and blue silk anemones.
▪ On the table in front of the sofa was a vase holding four pink roses, the blooms in various stages of uncurled perfection.
▪ Red and pink roses on the campus were in full bloom.
▪ I wore a sweet pink dress with dark pink roses patterning it.
▪ A bunch of bright pink roses tapped the window, like a last gesture of summer.
▪ Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen presided over the midnight ceremony in the council chambers, which were decorated with red and pink roses.
▪ An artificial pink rose had been placed on the red cover roughly in the centre of the body.
▪ It stood out, jagged and broken like a decaying tooth, and it was covered with pale pink roses.
▪ Drift nets up to 50 kilometres long are used primarily for catching tuna, squid and pink salmon.
▪ Traditionally, most of the pink salmon catch has gone into cans, as a less expensive alternative to sockeye.
▪ These pink salmon, the ladies.
▪ Next week: Jay Harlow on overlooked pink salmon.
▪ Thomas pink shirt, as before.
▪ His pink shirt clinging to the curve of his belly.
▪ Jeremy Yes, the gentleman in the pink shirt.
▪ She said she thought the pink shirt looked lovely with my bottle-green uniform, much better than boring old white.
▪ The wall lights in the great stone walls were bedecked with pink silk shades.
▪ Something about the slave girl fascinated Heather as she took in the pink silk dress hugging the curves of her body.
▪ He looked gorgeous, dressed in a pink silk gown with a gold-tasselled cord round his waist.
▪ Wearing a pink silk shirt and a yellow tie.
▪ One of the pink slips was a Returning-Your-Call message from a recently-elected female politician she had been trying to contact for days.
▪ Ron got his pink slip over twenty-five years ago.
▪ During those terrible months after getting his pink slip, he filled out endless application forms.
▪ This year, one in four people who got pink slips were zapped by mergers.
▪ The result, as Dillard knows firsthand, is a pink slip for many missile employees.
▪ Employees at defense-related firms dramatically cut back their household spending, fearing pink slips.
▪ For tomorrow the paycheck might turn to a pink slip.
▪ He reported feeling surprised that his reaction to his pink slip had been more relief than anger.
▪ A vast pink tongue was hanging out of the creature's mouth between a pair of the longest, sharpest teeth imaginable.
▪ As he got closer I could hear his breathing as well, and I saw his pink tongue sweep across his lips.
▪ As they get older, the puppies can expect to see their pink tongues turn a distinctive bluey black colour.
▪ A pink tongue darted uncertainly over his lips and he swallowed hard.
pink and white stripes
pink carnations
▪ A woman crept down her front steps in a pink bathrobe, her hand holding on to the rail beside the steps.
▪ Stems of pale pink blooms above bright green leaves.
▪ The pink Kaopectate left milky, stringy strands on the bathroom sink.
▪ The prettiest was the one in the pale pink jacket, who never looked around her as she worked.
▪ They slid away furtively, the pink lids blinking.
▪ This species is quite attractive with a pink and gold shell and feeds upon algae and diatom detritus.
▪ We have ten videos and ten bright pink Stepping Out bags as prizes in a 7 Days Plus competition.
▪ It was a bright pink crooked pena novelty item that belonged to my daughter.
▪ What about some bright cans of pink, green, blue, and light yellow paint to cheer up our gloomy walls?
▪ Add the salmon, scallops and shrimp and stir-fry until the shrimp turn bright pink.
dusty blue/pink etc
▪ The rising sun slowly turns the drab greys and dull browns of the mountains to patches of pale gold and dusty pinks.
▪ Although many range from shocking pink to cerise, the blue pulse gives the whole place a purple glow.
▪ Her cheeks were flushed and her eyes sparkled, while the deep rose pink of the bodice suited her to perfection.
▪ It did not turn an appetizing pink.
▪ Stronger pinks can be softened with brush-stroke application.
▪ With her blue-black qi-pao, they bordered on desperate pink.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pink \Pink\, n. [D. pink.] (Naut.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky.
--Sir W. Scott.

Pink stern (Naut.), a narrow stern.


Pink \Pink\, v. i. [D. pinken, pinkoogen, to blink, twinkle with the eyes.] To wink; to blink. [Obs.]


Pink \Pink\, a. Half-shut; winking. [Obs.]


Pink \Pink\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinked; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinking.] [OE. pinken to prick, probably a nasalized form of pick.]

  1. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.

  2. To stab; to pierce as with a sword.

  3. To choose; to cull; to pick out. [Obs.]


Pink \Pink\, n. A stab.


Pink \Pink\, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the petals were picked out. Cf. Pink, v. t.]

  1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.

  2. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower.

  3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something. ``The very pink of courtesy.''

  4. (Zo["o]l.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]

    Bunch pink is Dianthus barbatus.

    China pink, or Indian pink. See under China.

    Clove pink is Dianthus Caryophyllus, the stock from which carnations are derived.

    Garden pink. See Pheasant's eye.

    Meadow pink is applied to Dianthus deltoides; also, to the ragged robin.

    Maiden pink, Dianthus deltoides.

    Moss pink. See under Moss.

    Pink needle, the pin grass; -- so called from the long, tapering points of the carpels. See Alfilaria.

    Sea pink. See Thrift.


Pink \Pink\, a. Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.

Pink eye (Med.), a popular name for an epidemic variety of ophthalmia, associated with early and marked redness of the eyeball.

Pink salt (Chem. & Dyeing), the double chlorides of (stannic) tin and ammonium, formerly much used as a mordant for madder and cochineal.

Pink saucer, a small saucer, the inner surface of which is covered with a pink pigment.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, pungde "pierce, stab," later (early 14c.) "make holes in; spur a horse," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Romanic stem that also yielded French piquer, Spanish picar (see pike (n.2)). Or perhaps from Old English pyngan and directly from Latin pungere "to prick, pierce" (see pungent). Surviving mainly in pinking shears.


1570s, common name of Dianthus, a garden plant of various colors, of unknown origin. Its use for "pale rose color" first recorded 1733 (pink-coloured is recorded from 1680s), from one of the colors of the flowers. The plant name is perhaps from pink (v.) via notion of "perforated" petals, or from Dutch pink "small" (see pinkie), from the term pinck oogen "half-closed eyes," literally "small eyes," which was borrowed into English (1570s) and may have been used as a name for Dianthus, which sometimes has pale red flowers.\n

\nThe flower meaning led (by 1590s) to a figurative use for "the flower" or finest example of anything (as in Mercutio's "Nay, I am the very pinck of curtesie," Rom. & Jul. II.iv.61). Political noun sense "person perceived as left of center but not entirely radical (i.e. red)" is attested by 1927, but the image dates to at least 1837. Pink slip "discharge notice" is first recorded 1915. To see pink elephants "hallucinate from alcoholism" first recorded 1913 in Jack London's "John Barleycorn."


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context regional English) The common minnow, (taxlink Phoxinus phoxinus species noshow=1). (from 15th c.) 2 (context regional English) A young Atlantic salmon, ''Salmo salar'', before it becomes a smolt; a parr. (from 17th c.) Etymology 2

n. (context now historical English) A narrow boat. (from 15th c.) Etymology 3

n. A stab. vb. 1 To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe. 2 To prick with a sword. 3 To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule. 4 To choose; to cull; to pick out. Etymology 4

  1. 1 Having a colour between red and white; pale red. 2 Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet. 3 Having conjunctivitis. 4 (context obsolete English) By comparison to ''red'' (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko. 5 (context informal English) Relating to women or girls. 6 (context informal English) Relating to homosexuals as a group within society. n. 1 Any of various flowers in the genus ''Dianthus'', sometimes called carnations. (from 16th c.) 2 (context dated English) A perfect example; excellence, perfection; the embodiment (term: of) some quality. (from 16th c.) 3 The colour of this flower, between red and white; pale red. (from 17th c.) 4 hunting pink; scarlet, as worn by hunters. (from 18th c.) 5 (context snooker English) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points. (from 19th c.) 6 (context slang English) An unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare ''babbitt'', ''bourgeoisie''. v

  2. (context transitive English) To turn (a topaz or other gemstone) pink by the application of heat. Etymology 5

    vb. (context of a motor car English) To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine). Etymology 6

    1. (context obsolete English) Half-shut; winking. v

    2. (context obsolete English) To wink; to blink.


adj. of a light shade of red [syn: pinkish]

  1. n. a light shade of red

  2. any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers [syn: garden pink]

  1. v. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" [syn: tap, rap, knock]

  2. sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded" [syn: ping, knock]

  3. cut in a zig-zag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing

Pink, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 1165
Housing Units (2000): 466
Land area (2000): 25.953547 sq. miles (67.219375 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 25.953547 sq. miles (67.219375 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59150
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.232145 N, 97.107072 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Pink, OK
Pink (singer)

Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (frequently stylized as ), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, Pink was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group, Choice in 1995. The label saw potential in only Pink, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can't Take Me Home (2000). The album was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits, " There You Go" and " Most Girls". She gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack " Lady Marmalade", which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Pink took control in early 2001 insisting she wanted to work with her childhood hero, Linda Perry. Pink took more artistic control and pursued pop rock direction for her second album, Missundaztood (2001). It sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and yielded three U.S. top-ten singles, " Get the Party Started", " Don't Let Me Get Me", and " Just Like a Pill".

Pink's third studio album, Try This (2003), generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Pink revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), with the latter containing her second U.S. number-one hit, " So What". Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits... So Far!! (2010), which featured " Fuckin' Perfect" and the chart-topping single " Raise Your Glass". Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten singles " Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", " Try", and " Just Give Me a Reason", with the latter becoming her fourth U.S. number-one single. In 2014 Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me.

Noted for having "a strong signature voice and a literally acrobatic ability on stage", Pink has received mostly positive reception from music critics. She has sold over 135 million records worldwide. She has sold over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and six MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Billboard recognized Pink as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 100 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry."


Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. When combined with white, it is associated with innocence. When combined with violet or black, it is associated with eroticism and seduction.

Pink was first used as a color name in the late 17th century.

Pink (disambiguation)

Pink is a pale red color.

Pink, Pinks, or Pink's may also refer to:

Pink (Victoria's Secret)

Pink (stylized PINK), a subsidiary of L Brands, is a lingerie line by Victoria's Secret targeting younger women than their main line.

Pink (song)

"Pink" is a song by American rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and professional songwriters Richie Supa and Glen Ballard. It was released as the third major single from Nine Lives in 1997.

Pink (LGBT magazine)

Pink is a quarterly LGBT-focused full-color glossy print magazine launched in 1990 in New York City and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with content geared towards major markets in San Francisco, New York, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle as well as a national edition.

The magazine sometimes sponsors community events. In 2007 they held a fundraiser for the re-election of San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, and a "Cupid's Back" Valentine's fundraiser for the GLBT Historical Society. In 2008 they co-hosted "Ladies Night at Charanga" a benefit for the Stop AIDS Project.

Pink (ship)

A pink (French - pinque) is one of two different types of Sailing ship.

The first was a small, flat-bottomed ship with a narrow stern; the name derived from the Italian word pinco. It was used primarily in the Mediterranean Sea as a cargo ship.

In the Atlantic Ocean the word pink was used to describe any small ship with a narrow stern, having derived from the Dutch word pincke. They had a large cargo capacity, and were generally square rigged. Their flat bottoms (and resulting shallow draught) made them more useful in shallow waters than some similar classes of ship. They were most often used for short-range missions in protected channels, as both merchantmen and warships. A number saw service in the English Navy during the second half of the 17th Century. In the 1730s pinks were used in cross Atlantic voyages to bring Palatinate immigrants to America.

This model of ship was often used in the Mediterranean because it could be sailed in shallow waters and through coral reefs. It could also be maneuvered up rivers and streams. Pinks were quite fast and flexible.

Pink (Boris album)

Pink is the tenth album by Japanese experimental band Boris. The album was originally released in 2005 through Diwphalanx Records in Japan and subsequently reissued in 2006 by the US label, Southern Lord Records. Upon release the album received very favorable reviews, largely for taking a more melodic and accessible direction than the band's previous work.

The original version of the album released in Japan in 2005 presents itself with a different cover (shown on the right side), track names, and length. All of these elements were subsequently modified on the first reissue of the album. The album's length was extended significantly on the LP version of the album. Additionally, a music video was shot for the title track which was limited to 100 copies on DVD. Since then, the music video has been included in the limited edition of the album Smile, also published by Southern Lord.

An expanded reissue of the album using the original Japanese filled stencil-style art was announced for worldwide release by Sargent House on May 9, 2016, simultaneously debuting new track "Are You Ready" from its bonus disc. Later the same month, NPR Music hosted a stream of an additional new song from the release, "SOFUN". Sargent House streamed the bonus disc via their Soundcloud page the day before it was released on July 8, 2016.

The full-length version of the track "Farewell" from the vinyl edition appears on Boris / Variations + Live in Japan. It was also re-recorded for the collaborative studio album with Merzbow, Gensho.

Pink (business magazine)

PINK magazine is a United States business magazine for women, based in Atlanta, GA., and is published quarterly. Little PINK Book is America’s No. 1 digital platform for ambitious, intelligent women who are passionate about making a difference. Its motto is "Empowering Women to Live a Beautiful Career and a Beautiful Life." Its first issue was published in June 2005.

Little PINK Book is a digital magazine and its monthly PINK Note comes right to your inbox with tools, resources and expert advice on everything working women need to know. They bring working women the latest data, trends, tips and inspiration for all aspects of your career — whether a small business owner, a top exec, middle management or anywhere in between.

PINK contributors include Cynthia Good, Lisa Belkin, Mary Catherine Bateson, Ann Crittenden, Diane K. Danielson, Della De Lafuente, Mary Anne Dunkin, Joanne Gordon, Lee Anna Jackson, Melanie Lasoff Levs, Consuelo Mack and Candida Royalle.

Pink (manga)

Pink (ピンク, Pinku) is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama that originally appeared in Shueisha magazine Fresh Jump in December 1982. It would later be featured in Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol. 2, first published in March 1988. The story would go on to spawn an anime feature film in 1990.

Pink (courier service)

Pink is a courier service originally conceived by artist Jaclyn Pryor in Austin, Texas. It is a project wherein the public is invited to write messages of affection to friend, lovers, coworkers, and stranger all over the city; Pink bottles the notes and delivers them by bike all over the city in which Pink is currently in residence. Pink began over New Year's 2006-2007 in Austin. During this event, notes of love and affection written by Austinites and distributed across the city on pink paper inserted into small bottles with monogrammed tags via bicycle couriers dressed in pink.

Pink (novel)

Pink is a novel written by film maker Gus Van Sant. It was published in 1997 on the Nan Talese imprint of Doubleday.

Pink (2011 film)

Pink is a 2011 South Korean drama film directed by Jeon Soo-il.

Pink (Four Tet album)

Pink is the sixth studio album by British electronic musician Kieran Hebden, released under his alias Four Tet on 20 August 2012. The album primarily comprises tracks that had already been issued as 12-inch singles; only "Lion" and "Peace for Earth" were previously unreleased.

Pink reached number 74 on the UK Albums Chart.

Pink (2016 film)

Pink is an upcoming Indian courtroom drama– thriler film directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar. The cast of the film includes Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Jaya Bachchan. It is scheduled for release on 16 September 2016.

Pink (surname)

Pink is a surname that may refer to:

  • Alfred Pink (1853–1931), English cricketer
  • Ariel Pink (b. 1978), United States musician
  • Arthur Pink (1886–1952), English Christian evangelist and Biblical scholar
  • Bonner Pink (1912–1984), British politician; Lord Mayor of Portsmouth 1961-62
  • Bonnie Pink (Kaori Asada) (b. 1973), Japanese musician
  • Brian Pink (contemporary), Australian Statistician, head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Celinda Pink (b. 1957), United States musician
  • Daniel H. Pink (contemporary), United States author and journalist
  • Hubert Pink (1878-1946), English athlete in cricket
  • Markus Pink (b. 1991), Austrian athlete in football
  • Olive Pink (1884–1975), Australian botanical illustrator, anthropologist, gardener, and activist for aboriginal rights
  • Robert Pink (1578-1647), English clergyman and academic
  • Sidney W. Pink (1916–2002), United States film director and producer
  • Stephen Pink (b. 1981), English public relations academic
  • Steve Pink (b. 1966), United States actor, writer, and film director

Usage examples of "pink".

Reaching out, Cade grabbed her narrow hips and tugged her toward him until the dildo was poised a fraction from her pink, tightly clenched anal bud.

Casey let her eyes and nose feast on the croton, ginger, bird-of-paradise, anthuriums, ti, and cup of gold growing among yellow, pink, and red hibiscus.

But among the crowd of friends and admirers who, coming from all parts, pressed around the little pink house, the most amazed of all was Marius, the blind cabinet-maker, unable to contain his intense delight at the sudden burning of so much incense before his idol, for to him it had seemed that this day of apotheosis would never dawn!

Whilst Astoria demonstrated the nourishing functions of the adjacent blue room, Xaefyer and three of his fellows arrived through the pink.

Buckeye trees were in full pink bloom, and wildflowers and white anise grew along the sides of the road.

We are compelled to let several English sailors pass before us, decked out in their white drill clothes, fresh, fat, and pink, like little sugar figures, who attitudinize in a sheepish manner around the shafts of the columns.

For a split second Anne thought it was something she was supposed to autograph, but it was pink, a phone message.

Imbs and Jenny -- she in a yellowish fluffy coat -- were probably on their way from the ballet school, for the laces of her ballet slippers were dangling pink and silky out of a gym bag that Jenny was carrying.

Spencer Howell, fresh from the shower and wearing a pink negligee, stood in the door of her bathroom and brushed her hair, waiting for Lieutenant Colonel Ed Banning to notice her.

But nevertheless the Elf howled, baring broken teeth to show pink gums, and she hurled a rock as far as she could up the slope.

The prawns turned pink as she stirred them into the spice mixture, and she dumped in cold, cooked basmati rice and a generous slurp of ketjap--Indonesian soy sauce.

Mary a toy tea-set, cups and saucers decorated with pink roses, and for David battledore and shuttlecock.

Indeed two men left the wall to melt into a pile from which two bedraggled specimens crawled toward the pink.

As they proceeded, four bedraggled males popped suddenly out of the intended pink and strolled in the opposite direction.

Her shell-like fingernails were tiny and pink, and she wore a frilly white pinafore over her beruffled dress.