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NOUN (3)

1. a light shade of red;

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

3. a person with mildly leftist political views;
[syn: pinko, pink]


VERB (3)

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

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

3. cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of a light shade of red;
[syn: pink, pinkish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pink \Pink\, n. [D. pink.] (Naut.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Pink stern (Naut.), a narrow stern. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pink \Pink\, v. i. [D. pinken, pinkoogen, to blink, twinkle with the eyes.] To wink; to blink. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pink \Pink\, a. Half-shut; winking. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To stab; to pierce as with a sword. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To choose; to cull; to pick out. [Obs.] --Herbert. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pink \Pink\, n. A stab. --Grose. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something. "The very pink of courtesy." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pink \Pink\, a. Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pink adj 1: of a light shade of red [syn: pink, pinkish] n 1: a light shade of red 2: any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers [syn: pink, garden pink] 3: a person with mildly leftist political views [syn: pinko, pink] v 1: make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently" [syn: tap, rap, knock, pink] 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: pink, ping, knock] 3: cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

164 Moby Thesaurus words for "pink": Bolshevik, India pink, Jacobin, Vandyke, Wobbly, acme, acme of perfection, anarchist, anarchistic, anarcho-syndicalist, annatto, auger, bite, blaze, blooming, bore, broach, burnt rose, chop, climax, color, consummation, coral, countersink, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, crimson, culmination, cut, drill, empierce, extreme, extreme left-winger, extremist, extremistic, fiesta, fix, flesh, flesh color, flesh red, flush, flushed, fresh, fresh as April, gash, glow, gore, gouge, gouge out, green, healthy, hearty, height, highest pitch, hole, honeycomb, impale, in good shape, in the pink, incarnadine, incise, indent, jag, knurl, lance, last word, left-wing extremist, livid pink, lunatic fringe, machicolate, mallow pink, mantle, melon, mild radical, mildly radical, mill, moonlight, ne plus ultra, needle, nick, nihilist, nihilistic, notch, orchid rose, parlor Bolshevik, parlor pink, peach, peachblossom pink, peak, penetrate, perfection, perforate, picot, pierce, pink of perfection, pinkish, pinkishness, pinkness, pinko, pinky, pinnacle, prick, primrose, punch, puncture, radical, ream, ream out, red, red pink, redden, revolutionary, revolutionist, riddle, rose, rose pink, rose-colored, rose-hued, rose-red, roseate, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rouge, royal pink, ruddy, run through, salmon, sans-culotte, scallop, scarify, scarlet madder, score, scotch, serrate, shell pink, shocking pink, skewer, slash, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, subversive, summit, syndicalist, tap, tea rose, tooth, top, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, ultimate, ultra, ultraconservative, ultraist, ultraistic, up, yippie, youthful
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

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. Headwords: Pink, OK Pink