- ink [iŋk]n.[ME enke < OFr enque < LL encaustum < Gr enkauston, purple or red ink < enkaustos, burned in < enkaiein, to burn in < en-, in + kaiein, to burn < IE base * kai- > HEAT]1. a colored liquid used for writing, drawing, etc.2. a sticky, colored paste used in printing; printer's ink3. Slang publicity, esp. in newspapers4. a dark, liquid secretion ejected by cuttlefish, octopuses, and squid to confuse or inhibit a predatorvt.1. to cover with ink; spread ink on2. to mark, write, sign, draw, or color with ink: often with in3. Slang to sign one's name to
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.