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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent;
[syn: chink, Chinaman]

2. a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall;

3. a short light metallic sound;
[syn: chink, click, clink]


VERB (3)

1. make or emit a high sound;
- Example: "tinkling bells"
[syn: tinkle, tink, clink, chink]

2. fill the chinks of, as with caulking;

3. make cracks or chinks in;
- Example: "The heat checked the paint"
[syn: check, chink]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chinked (ch[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chinking.] To crack; to open. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\, v. t. 1. To cause to open in cracks or fissures. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\, n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. Jingle.] 1. A short, sharp sound, as of metal struck with a slight degree of violence. "Chink of bell." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Money; cash. [Cant] "To leave his chink to better hands." --Somerville. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\, v. t. To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\, v. i. To make a slight, sharp, metallic sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other small sonorous bodies. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\ (ch[i^][ng]k), n. [OE. chine, AS. c[imac]ne fissure, chink, fr. c[imac]nan to gape; akin to Goth. Keinan to sprout, G. keimen. Cf. Chit.] A small cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as, the chinks of a wall. [1913 Webster] Through one cloudless chink, in a black, stormy sky. Shines out the dewy morning star. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chink \Chink\ (ch[i^][ng]k), n. [From chinaman.] a chinaman; a chinese person; -- disparaging and offensive. [slang] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chink n 1: (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent [syn: chink, Chinaman] 2: a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall 3: a short light metallic sound [syn: chink, click, clink] v 1: make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells" [syn: tinkle, tink, clink, chink] 2: fill the chinks of, as with caulking 3: make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint" [syn: check, chink]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

241 Moby Thesaurus words for "chink": abysm, abyss, aperture, arroyo, assailability, bar, bezel, bind, block, block up, blockade, box canyon, breach, break, broach, bump, bung, canyon, cash, caulk, cavity, chamfer, change ringing, chap, chase, chasm, check, chime, chiming, chimney, choke, choke off, choke up, clang, clanging, clangor, clank, clanking, cleave, cleft, cleuch, click, clink, clog, clog up, clop, clough, clump, clunk, coin, col, congest, constipate, cork, corrugation, coulee, couloir, cover, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, crump, currency, cut, cut open, cwm, dado, dam, dam up, defile, dell, dike, ding, ding-a-ling, dingdong, dinging, dingle, dispart, ditch, divaricate, divide, dong, donga, donging, dough, draw, dull thud, engraving, excavation, fault, fill, fill up, filthy lucre, fissure, flaw, flick, flume, flump, flute, fluting, fly open, foul, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gong, gorge, gouge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, heel of Achilles, hole, incise, incision, interruption, jam, jangle, jingle, jingle-jangle, jinglejangle, jingling, joint, kloof, knell, knelling, lay open, leak, legal tender, lettuce, loot, microgroove, moat, notch, nullah, obstipate, obstruct, ope, open, open up, opening, pack, pad, part, pass, passage, pat, patter, peal, peal ringing, pealing, penetrability, pitapat, pitter-patter, plug, plug up, plump, plunk, pop, pregnability, rabbet, rap, ravine, rent, rifling, rift, rime, ring, ring changes, ringing, rip, rive, ruck, rupture, rut, scissure, score, scratch, seam, separate, slit, slot, soft spot, sound, sound a knell, spile, split, spread, spread out, spring open, stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up, stopper, stopple, streak, stria, striation, stuff, stuff up, sulcation, sulcus, swing open, tap, tear, tear open, throw open, thud, thump, tick, ting, ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling, tinnitus, tintinnabulate, toll, tolling, trench, tunk, valley, vincibility, void, vulnerability, vulnerable point, wadi, wampum, weak link, weak point, weakness, well-worn groove, wrinkle