American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation.
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, such as the carnation and sweet William, often cultivated for their showy fragrant flowers.
- n. Any of various other plants, such as the wild pink and the moss pink.
- n. A flower of any of these plants.
- n. The highest or best degree: in the pink of health.
- n. Light-colored trousers formerly worn as part of the winter semidress uniform by U.S. Army officers.
- n. The scarlet coat worn by fox hunters.
- n. Slang A pinko.
- n. A pink salmon
- adj. Of the color pink.
- adj. Slang Having moderately leftist political opinions.
- v. To stab lightly with a pointed weapon; prick.
- v. To decorate with a perforated pattern.
- v. To cut with pinking shears.
- n. Nautical A small sailing vessel with a sharply narrowed stern and an overhanging transom.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pierce; puncture; stab with a rapier or some similar weapon; make a hole or holes in.
- To decorate with punctures or holes; tattoo.
- 3. 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.
- To make a hole.
- n. A puncture or small hole made by some sharp slender instrument such as a rapier or dagger; a stab-wound.
- n. A small hole or eyelet punched in silk or other material with a pinking-iron; a scallop.
- n. A plant of the genus Dianthus. The common garden pink is D. plumarius, also called
plumedor 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. One of various plants of other genera, with some resemblance to the true pinks. See Lychnis, 2, moss-pink, and phrases below.
- n. A red color of low chroma but high luminosity, inclining toward purple.
- n. 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. A red coat or badge, or a person wearing one; specifically, a scarlet hunting-coat.
- n. A small fish, so called from its color. A minnow.
- n. A young grayling.
- n. A young salmon before its entry into the sea. See cut under parr.
- n. 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. Blood.
- n. Sometimes same as pinkroot, 1 (United States), and cypress-vine (West Indies).
- Of the color or hue called pink.
- To tinge or dye with a pink color.
- To wink; peep slyly.
- n. A vessel or boat with a very narrow stern. Now called pinky.
- n. A finch; the chaffinch or spink, Fringilla cœlebs.
- n. A game at cards: the same as post, 11.
- n. Same as moss-pink.
- n. 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. Same as grass-pink (which see, under pink).
- n. 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.
- A salacious story.
- n. Small: said of the eyes and of other things.
- n. A narrow boat.
- v. To decorate a piece of clothing or fabric by adding holes or by scalloping the fringe.
- v. To prick with a sword.
- v. To wound by irony, criticism, or ridicule.
- v. of a motor car To emit a high "pinking" noise, usually as a result of ill-set ignition timing for the fuel used (in a spark ignition engine).
- n. A colour between red and white; pale red.
- n. Any of various flowers in the genus Dianthus, sometimes called carnations.
- n. archaic excellence, perfection
- n. hunting pink; scarlet
- n. snooker One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 6 points.
- n. colloquial A common minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus.
- n. colloquial A young Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, before it becomes a smolt; a parr.
- n. slang A unlettered and uncultured, but relatively prosperous, member of the middle classes; compare babbitt, bourgeoisie.
- adj. Having a colour between red and white; pale red.
- adj. Of a fox-hunter's jacket: scarlet.
- adj. Having conjunctivitis.
- adj. obsolete By comparison to red (communist), describing someone who sympathizes with the ideals of communism without actually being a Russian-style communist: a pinko.
- adj. informal Relating to homosexuals as a group within society.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also
- v. obsolete To wink; to blink.
- adj. obsolete Half-shut; winking.
- v. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.
- v. To stab; to pierce as with a sword.
- v. obsolete To choose; to cull; to pick out.
- n. A stab.
- n. (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. 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.
- n. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.
- n. (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer.
- adj. Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called
pink(see 6th pink, 2)
- v. cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
- adj. of a light shade of red
- v. make light, repeated taps on a surface
- v. sound like a car engine that is firing too early
- n. a light shade of red
- n. any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
- n. a person with mildly leftist political views
- 1733, pink ("pale rose colour"); 1681, pink-coloured. 1570, pink, pinck, common name for the garden plant Dianthus. Precise origin uncertain; perhaps from the notion of the petals being pinked ("pricked") or jagged, from Middle English pinken ("to make figures"), or shortened from pink-eye, from Middle Dutch pinck oogen ("small or half-closed eyes") (compare also French œillet), from Middle Dutch pincken ("to shut the eyes, twinkle, wink"). (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown.Middle English pingen, pinken, to push, prick, from Old English pyngan, from Latin pungere; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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