• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pink of a light shade of red
    • v pink cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
    • v pink 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"
    • v pink make light, repeated taps on a surface "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    • n pink a light shade of red
    • n pink a person with mildly leftist political views
    • n pink any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink
    • Pink 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.
    • Pink (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.
    • n Pink A stab.
    • n Pink (Naut) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky.
    • Pink Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something. "The very pink of courtesy."
    • a Pink Half-shut; winking.
    • a Pink Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pinksee 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.
    • Pink (Zoöl) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer.
    • Pink To choose; to cull; to pick out.
    • Pink To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.
    • Pink To stab; to pierce as with a sword.
    • v. i Pink To wink; to blink.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp
    • pink To pierce; puncture; stab with a rapier or some similar weapon; make a hole or holes in.
    • pink To decorate with punctures or holes; tattoo.
    • pink Specifically.
    • pink To decorate, as any garment or article made of textile fabric or leather, by cutting small holes of regular shape in succession, scallops, loops, etc., at the edge, or elsewhere. It is usually done with the pinking-iron, the material being laid upon a block of lead or the like.
    • pink To make a hole.
    • n pink A puncture or small hole made by some sharp slender instrument such as a rapier or dagger; a stab-wound.
    • n pink A small hole or eyelet punched in silk or other material with a pinking-iron; a scallop.
    • n pink A plant of the genus Dianthus. The common garden pink is D. plumarius, also called plumed or feathered pink, and in its ring-marked varieties pheasant's-eye pink. See Dianthus, carnation, 3, maiden-pink, meadow-pink, 2, and phrases below.
    • n pink One of various plants of other genera, with some resemblance to the true pinks. See Lychnis, 2, moss-pink, and phrases below.
    • n pink A red color of low chroma but high luminosity, inclining toward purple.
    • n pink In painting, any one of several lakes of a yellow or greenish-yellow color, prepared by precipitating vegetable juices on a white base, such as chalk or alumina.
    • n pink A red coat or badge, or a person wearing one; specifically, a scarlet hunting-coat.
    • n pink A small fish, so called from its color. A minnow.
    • n pink A young grayling.
    • n pink A young salmon before its entry into the sea. See cut under parr.
    • n pink A flower; in a figurative use, a beauty; hence, the flower or highest type or example of excellence in some particular; a supremely excellent or choice example or type of excellence: as, the pink of perfection.
    • n pink Blood.
    • n pink Sometimes same as pinkroot, 1 (United States), and cypress-vine (West Indies).
    • pink Of the color or hue called pink.
    • pink To tinge or dye with a pink color.
    • pink To wink; peep slyly.
    • n pink A vessel or boat with a very narrow stern. Now called pinky.
    • n pink A finch; the chaffinch or spink, Fringilla cœlebs.
    • n pink A game at cards: the same as post, 11.
    • n pink Same as moss-pink.
    • n pink locally, one of several other plants, namely: in Massachusetts, the wild pink, also the fringed polygala (see Polygala, 1); in Illinois, the scarlet painted cup, Castilleja coccinea; in the southeastern States, one of the wake-robins, Trillium stylosum.
    • n pink Same as grass-pink (which see, under pink).
    • n pink A plant of the bunch-flower family, Helonias bullata, found locally in swamps from southern New York to Virginia, and said also to occur on the higher Alleghanies. Its raceme of purple flowers is borne on a stout scape rising from a tuft of leaves which elongate after flowering-time.
    • pink A salacious story.
    • n pink Small: said of the eyes and of other things.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink
    • n Pink pingk a boat with a narrow stern
    • Pink Also Pink′y
    • v.t Pink pingk to stab or pierce, esp. with a sword or rapier: to decorate by cutting small holes or scallops
    • n Pink a stab: an eyelet
    • n Pink pingk a flower of any one of several plants of the genus Dianthus—carnation, &c.: a shade of light-red colour like that of the flower: a scarlet hunting-coat, also the person wearing such: the minnow, from the colour of its abdomen in summer: any type or example of excellence in its kind
    • adj Pink of a pink colour
    • v.i Pink pingk to wink: to half-shut
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  • Susan Coolidge
    Susan Coolidge
    “Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”


In the pink - If you are in very good health, you are in the pink.
Pink pound - (UK) In the UK, the pink pound is an idiom for the economic power of gay people.
Pink slip - If someone receives a pink slip, they receive a letter telling them they have lost their job.
Tickled pink - If you are very pleased about something, you are tickled pink.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. akin to pick,; as if the edges of the petals were picked out. Cf. Pink (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. pinken, to wink.


In literature:

Betty's heart fluttered expectantly as she paused an instant in the door of the pink room.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Volney lolled in his chair and hid a yawn behind tapering pink finger-nails.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
He was attractive, fresh, pink-cheeked, white-mustached, and nerve-twitching with years of detail.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Would her gaze follow the pink racer, still?
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
It was a big, beautiful doll, in a dress of faded pink, and a pink hat and feather.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Also a wreath of pink roses off one of Ethel's old hats, and a pair of pink satin slippers with sparkly buckles.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
The so-called "pinked" topazes are thus produced.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Her cheeks were pink, her eyes danced with excitement.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She stretched out her feet in their thick muddy boots, untied her pink hat strings, and emitted a sounding sigh.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Joanna was glorious in a pink silk and white shoes, and a hat trimmed with pink roses.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith

In poetry:

Gone are these holy toilers--gone;
They rest now in their long repose,
From the red dusk to the red dawn,
'Neath the sea-pinks and tangled rose.
"The Way Of The Cross" by Clinton Scollard
MY father's friend came once to tea.
He laughed and talked. He spoke to me.
But in another week they said
That friendly pink-faced man was dead.
"A Recollection" by Frances Darwin Cornford
Beloved, in your absence I have told
My love for you to every little flower--
Vermilion, pink and purple, red and gold--
That blossoms in our fragrant-hearted bower.
"A Lover in Damascus" by Charles Hanson Towne
It makes yeh solim when yeh come to think
Wot love and marridge means. Ar, strike me pink!
It ain't all sighs and kisses. It's yer life.
An' 'ere's me temblin' on the bloomin' brink.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
'One white rose . . . or is it pink, to-day?'
They pause and smile, not caring what they say,
If only they may talk.
The crowd flows past them like dividing waters.
Dreaming they stand, dreaming they walk.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 07:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
But thought flies far, ah, far, to another breast,
Whose whiteness breaks to the rose of a twin pink flower,
Where wind the azure veins that my lips caressed
When Fate was gentle to me for a too-brief hour.
"The Jungle Flower" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Jimmy Haslam III won't spend his first days as owner of the Browns handing out pink slips.
Very hardy pink clematis , name unknown.
Guitarist Tom Quinn says he was inspired to form a Pink Floyd tribute band after seeing the real Floyd (or at least Dave Gilmour's version of it) at Jack Murphy Stadium in April of 1994.
"Think Pink" has been used on so many discussions about rose' that it is just a little tired even though it is cute.
This pink carpet from O'de Rose strikes a perfect balance between the traditional and the contemporary.
Handmade in Turkey, its irregularly sized, worn-looking squares and rectangles have been roughly sewn together to create a vibrant patchwork of pretty pinks.
Project Pink Promises One Of The Happiest Days Of Our Lives.
That interesting shrub growing in a neighbor's front yard may actually be exactly what you think it is — a somewhat unusual ornamental that produces pink blueberries.
Wire field day for the sundays pink flag.
Pink-wigged protesters and hundreds of others wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Square in an anti-war rally this afternoon.
Ariel Pink / Photo by Maia Harms.
There's the White House, bathed in pink light.
LPGA star talks US Open, fighter jets and playing in pink.
Also, he was Duckie in Pretty in Pink.
This year's theme, Power of Pink, was chosen to bring increased awareness to the fight against cancer.

In science:

Red, Pink, Q) and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (e.g.
SNSPH: A Parallel 3-D Smoothed Particle Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
The medium pink band and the thin black dashed lines show the 2σ and 1σ contours for aµ .
The Muon Magnetic Moment and Supersymmetry
The invariant mass distribution of the electromagetic component observed for the 6 events is shown in Fig. 14; the pink region shows the prediction for the best-fit oscillation model.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
For models with stronger precollapse magnetic fields (pink and blue lines), the quasi-increasing trend can be clearly seen.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
The star-marked curve (pink curve) is the CH-violation obtained when the measurements are done with the measuring apparatuses in the orientations defined by Hardy generalized measurement bases of Eq. (9), and with the values of the coefficients ki given in Fig. 5 and table I.
Optimal measurement bases for Bell-tests based on the CH-inequality