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Definition of Ink


  1. The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
  2. A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
  3. A pigment. See India ink, under India.
  4. To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.

Ink Quotations

You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don't get past the third paragraph you've wasted your energy and valuable ink.
Carl Hiaasen

No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
James Joyce

For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
James M. Barrie

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Mark Twain

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Vladimir Nabokov
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Ink Translations

ink in Dutch is inkt
ink in Finnish is muste
ink in French is encre
ink in German is Tinte
ink in Hungarian is tinta
ink in Italian is inchiostro
ink in Norwegian is blekk, blekk
ink in Portuguese is tinta
ink in Spanish is tinta
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