Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small reservoir for ink.

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  • noun A container for ink, designed and usually positioned so that a person may conveniently dip a pen into it whenever a refill is needed.

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  • noun a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped

Etymologies

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ink +‎ well

Examples

  • The ink is very viscous and the inkwell is a very thin tube.

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  • And sure enough, when I push the stopper on the "inkwell" the glass tank turns red, and the doomed creatures become extinguished.

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  • And sure enough, when I push the stopper on the "inkwell" the glass tank turns red, and the doomed creatures become extinguished.

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  • I started my writing life in the 1940s as an elementary student at the Washington School in Medford, Massachusetts, using a steel-nibbed pen and an inkwell, so I have lived through every technology.

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  • I made this core-formed vessel especially shallow so that I could have something completely vitreous to use as an inkwell.

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  • The museum has the inkwell Abraham Lincoln used to write the Emancipation Proclamation.

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  • On his desk, the inkwell sat in a precise line with the quill holder and the wax seals.

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  • Umber set a feathered pen and an inkwell on the desktop and pulled a stool out of the corner of the room.

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  • The plates used to make Browne's illustrations for "David Copperfield" are here, as are Dickens's traveling inkwell and an ivory seal given to him by his best friend and future biographer, John Forster.

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  • I started my writing life in the 1940s as an elementary student at the Washington School in Medford, Massachusetts, using a steel-nibbed pen and an inkwell, so I have lived through every technology.

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